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Friday, March 27, 2009

Stuck in Atlanta

I'm trying today to focus on a verse...
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

That's the verse that I'm trying to focus on. Jackie and I were just talking and in the midst of the talking I said, "This isn't how I envisioned this trip." And it's not. We're currently stuck in Atlanta until the morning. Officially weather in the Atlanta area had the airport shut down for almost an hour this morning. Forcing us to sit on the runway at Midway (not a fun experience) for about 2 hours waiting to leave. Even after they got the airport in Atlanta open, we still had to wait over an hour to get clearance to leave.

The long of it is that we missed our flight to Santiago. Our hope, upon leaving Midway, was that the ripple effect of the airport being closed and flights being delayed would delay our flight enough to catch it. But alas, it did not. In fact, our flight to Santiago left only 6 minutes late and we missed that by over an hour.

Luckily we ran into an incredible man... whom you can give praise for... Marvin... who set us up with airport vouchers in a Red Roof Inn nearby (which he didn't have to do). So here we are.

And I'm trying to remember that maybe God wants us on the Saturday flight into Santiago for a reason. For His reason. (This flight was the initial flight we should have had when we did our initial booking back in September, but overcrowding forced us to try to leave on Friday.)

So that's where we are.

Trying to remember that God works all things for good for those who love Him. We're trusting. Praying. And trying to be flexible. But for tonight, we're thankful for a shower and a bed.

Pray for our:
-Flexibility
-Frustration
-Changes to our schedule
-That we can continue to minister in the midst of where we're at

More hopefully in the morning. But it will be a mobile post from my phone.

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