Thursday, May 12, 2011

Semper Gumby

--Always Flexible-- (that's a morphed phrase using the traditional Marine motto "Semper Fi" and a reference to that wonderful little green guy from years ago who was very "moveable")

Flexibility. That's the name of the game with missions. Five of us left today (May 11) for the scout trip to Haiti and plans changed on the first leg of the trip, intended to fly through Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. Here we sit on the tarmac at Houston Intercontinental Airport. Delayed six hours so far due to massive thunderstorms in Dallas and diverted flights all over the area. If the team leaders can't be flexible we can't expect it of others, right?

So, here we sit, hoping for the flight to finally be released to take off and send us on our way (so much for the reasonable night's sleep in a hotel :) ).

Thanks for praying,

Haiti Team 1 Leaders

Daniel Hayes
Reid Kisling
Fawn Stephens
Michael Stephens
Jeff Sutton

[Here's updates with photos from the evening's adventures.


-Thunderstorm cell from the window of the plane to Dallas from Houston after the diversion. The pilot flew between two "squall lines" (per the technical weather term according to Michael Stephens).

-Lightning from the window of the airplane.

-Trying to get boarding passes for the morning flight from Atlanta to Ft. Lauderdale. We rushed to standby seats on a flight from DFW to Atlanta which too was delayed due to weather. We got to Atlanta around 2:00am.

-Next flight is at 7:30am to Ft. Lauderdale (so we can catch up with our bags :) ). Time to catch a few hours of sleep.

1 comment:

  1. Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds...

    Isn't it just like the enemy to try to thwart God's plans? At least there is no doubt that you are doing the Lord's work!

    Praying for all of you!