This has been an unbelievable day. We left Haiti around 2:00 p.m. Our 9:30 flight had been delayed meaning we would arrive to Ft. Lauderdale much later than planned. Our connecting flight to Charlotte, N.C., was no longer available. Our attempts to reroute to Raleigh, NC, also fell through. The only destination that remained was Washington, D.C. It was the only logical choice since we have to be in Shepherdstown, WV, on Saturday for Ben and Deb’s wedding.
On our flight to Washington, Prit struck up a conversation with another passenger. Patrick is a Haitian who grew up in Port-au-Prince and is now living in this area. This wonderful young man realized our dilemma of landing in the nation’s capital with no winter clothes. At baggage claims, he quickly pulled winter coats out of his suitcase for Prit and me and put them on us to shield us from the cold outside. Then he piled us into his car and drove us to a hotel. Imagine coming from the poorest nation in this hemisphere to our nation’s capital only to be met by none other than a Haitian who treated us like royalty. It has truly been awesome watching the Lord work in our behalf!
Tomorrow, we’ll shop for some warm winter clothes for the wedding on Saturday and meet Gabe as he flies in tomorrow night. It’s been a long day and it’s great to finally be relaxing in a warm hotel room.