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All Team Members Returned

After a frantic few days of last minute changes, all team members have now returned.  Although none of us are showing signs of illness, we are taking government recommendations to limit social contact seriously.

Malone University had someone drive a Malone van to the Detroit airport for our use, and he then rented a car to return without having any direct contact with us.  (Thank you, Dr. Miller and Russ Thorn!)  Malone team members returned to campus by late Saturday evening.  Students were allowed to gather belongings and head home if they had transportation.  Two students who plan to leave in a day or two were provided with on campus housing with self-isolation procedures in place.  One student who may be on campus for a longer period of time was provided a self-contained apartment on campus.  Any necessary supplies and food will be delivered to these students and we will work with them on next steps.

Milligan students were met by a parent at the airport and transported to campus. …

Arrived in next airports

The Milligan team arrived in Munich and awaiting their next flight in another four hours.   The Malone team is at their departure gate in Frankfort and is scheduled to depart for Detroit in just over two hours.  Everyone is sleepy but doing well.

Update: the Malone team has boarded and is preparing for takeoff to Detroit.

On our way

Both Milligan and Malone are at their gates in Kraków after getting up at 2 am. Flights will leave in just a little while, and Milligan will land in Munich while Malone will land in Frankfurt before their connecting flights to the US. Prayers for safe travels are appreciated.

Good news and our last day in Poland

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Update from Dr. Entwistle and Dr. Mudrack.First, here is an announcement from Malone’s Provost:
We have good news to share! Our travel agent, Bethany, has been successful in re-booking the entire team for arrival in the US tomorrow March 13. The only challenge at this point is that the Malone team will arrive in Detroit. We will work out alternate transportation to get them back to Canton. I am not concerned.   
I have been praying Psalm 3:3 all day. Please join me in prayer tonight for the safe return of the team! Greg
Gregory J. Miller, PhD Provost Malone University Canton, OH USA
We are incredibly thankful for the work of Bethany, our travel agent, who has worked this problem since the early hours of the morning in Iowa when Dr. Mudrack called her at 4 a.m. her time.We will be looking for a tangible way to express our gratitude!

Our day began with a frantic rush to the airport to try to rebook our flights, a scramble to try to find a way to stow our luggage, missing a train to downtown f…

Travel Ban

Dear friends and family.,
Due to the travel ban just announced by President Trump, we are attempting to return earlier than we had planned if possible.  Communication regarding our plans will be coordinated through Malone University’s provost, and we will also post updates here. 
Dr. David Entwistle, Malone University Dr. Kristen Mudrack, Milligan College

Wieliczka and Auschwitz

Today, our plans changed a lot. But, turns out God’s plan is always better than the plans we make. We acted like true American tourists today. We started the day by traveling to Wieliczka’s salt mine. Our tour started with walking down 55 flights of stairs…. For those of us afraid of heights, looking over the rail was not a wise decision. However, the trip through the mine made it worth it. Our tour was three hours long and we walked roughly 5 miles underground. Shockingly enough, we covered less than 1% of the total underground mine. (WOWWW!) Fun fact about the mine: if you licked the walls of the tunnels (which to those of you who are thinking ‘why would you do that and share germs?’ salt kills microbes!! Therefore, it was a completely healthy choice to do so.) they tasted like pure salt!!! God’s creations are truly amazing. The next part of our journey today took us to Auschwitz Concentration camp. To say this experience was indescribable is an understatement. The moment each of…

Tuesday with Students

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Hey everyone! Its Graham. I am doing the blog for today and I am super excited to share what I experienced today. The first thing we did that day was eat breakfast at the church, which was always delicious. After that we went around the Jewish Sector in Bedzin, Poland. Asha, one of our schoolteachers we kept in contact with, was our tour guide in this sector. The Jewish sector was absolutely beautiful and rich with history. There is a sense of unsettledness and relentlessness walking through the sector, however. There was a sense of surreal sadness that this beautiful area full of history has been run down into many abandoned buildings and degradation of acid rain. This was once a wonderful, vivacious piece of land, and there was a sense of that. There was also a sense of fear and terror. Due to the Holocaust causing so many deaths in the Polish community, it was hard not to get over the feeling of terror and sadness. After we walked through the main part of the sector, we found ourse…