Monday, August 3, 2009

While We Wait

As many of you know, due to a storm on Friday we were delayed by 2 1/2 hours from landing in Houston, TX. Our flight to Lima left without us (and 30 other passengers). For 2 days we tried to get on the plane by being on standby but to no avail. We do, now, have tickets for the Thursday flight. We will land in Trujillo at 6:15 AM on Friday, only 7 days later than expected! We are using these days to reach out to those we come in contact with. Many are frustrated and yes, angry that they aren't on the plane but we are trying to be a testimony to them. It has also been a time of growth for our children, they REALLY want to be in Peru, NOW!. They have been disappointed for 3 missed boardings, but do understand that God has this in His perfect plan for us. Does that mean it is easy? No, but it does mean that we are not in this alone, God is here with us, He loves us and wants the best for us, even if that means waiting. So...what do we do while we wait? We are thankful for this Econolodge that has given us a fairly good discount for staying several nights and being in a "distress" situation as they call it. A block away is a Kroger grocery store where we can buy food so we don't have to eat out all the time. Our hotel rooms each have a microwave and fridge! Our home church gave us a gift for travel expenses, God had it all planned out for us. There is a great pool right across the parking lot too! Since we just came from the Stilwell family reunion we even have our swimsuits and play clothes with us. We are thankful for many things, many prayers from others and that we are together and safe. We also have great beds to sleep in! Here are some pictures of our few days here.
Supper by the pool, Church's chicken, Yum!

Fun in the pool

Rebekah and Abigail working on Sudoku

Ben trying to wait patiently

Flying from Chicago to Houston (via San Antonio) We sat in San Antonio for 2 hours while the storm cleared or they fueled the plane, we aren't sure which is true.

Girls on the plane

1 comment:

Molly said...

So glad God has given you guys some special memories and blessings in the midst of this challenging growing opportunity! Can't wait to see you! (Well, I guess I CAN wait, but I don't want to!) :)