The last day and a half has been full of hurry up and wait. We flew into Miami Wednesday night, left the hotel at 3:45 to get to the airport by 4:00 for our 6:00 flight. We got boarded onto our flight and sat on the run way for another two hours due to mechanical issues. We anticipated a possible delay or cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy but that wasn't the reason for our delay. They had us all get off the plane and then moved us to another terminal and we got on another plane a few hours after our original departure time. The pilot told us that he was going to fly to Port au Prince, assess the conditions and try to land. He said if he couldn't, we'd head back to Miami.
Thankfully we were able to land and just had a bit of bumps. Then we headed to the wharf where we were hoping to catch our boat over to the island. Our normally hour and a half drive turned into about three hours. After three detours due to many bridges that were collapsed from the flooding, we made it to the guest house. The Port Authorities had not yet opened the sea for crossing, so we stayed for the night.
This morning, we were hoping that the rains would stop and the winds would die down so that we could cross over to the island. Unfortunately the sea is still rough and the authorities haven't opened them for crossing. Apparently, you can be arrested if you risk crossing when it's "closed." So...now we're waiting for tomorrow. Hoping that things will clear up enough to cross. There is a team on the island now who have a 2:00 flight today in PaP that they will be missing since they are stuck there. So be praying for them as well that they'll be able to get all 20 of them onto a different flight hopefully tomorrow so that they can get home.
It is so hard being so close but not being able to get the rest of the way. We are just sitting here waiting. There's not much I can do from here, so we wait. It is nice that my mom is here with me! We've also met some new friends, Eddie and Bethany. Their company has been such a blessing! They are going through an adoption and it hasn't been easy but their faith is admirable and encouraging!
So please just continue to pray, as I'm sure you are :) We appreciate it!!