Here we are, once again, sitting at the airport for a three-hour wait until we board Jet Blue to travel to Santiago. Our original flight for 8:45 has now been moved to 10:24. At least this time, we’re sitting down instead of shifting our weight from foot to foot like yesterday, and then to be informed that Spirit overbooked. I’m thinking I should be sharing lofty thoughts as 2018 prepares to pass the torch to 2019, but the lack of sleep only has me wishing I could just get home to Haiti and stretch out in my own bed. There are blessings to count, however! Bobby, our Airbnb host gladly welcomed us back for another night even though he had to get the house ready for another couple coming in today. If we arrive too late to catch the bus later from Santiago to Cap-Haitian, we have missionary friends who are ready and willing to put us up. So…..things could be much worse! We have had a wonderful time here in Ft. Lauderdale and are more than thankful to the partnering church which made it possible. If you need info. on staying at a great Airbnb that’s close to the city and the beach, we can certainly recommend a great place.
Since we’re not sure where we will be when the new year rolls in, we’ll wish all of you a Happy New Year now and pray 2019 will be a year of fulfilled hopes and dreams for you. May you sense the Lord’s abiding presence leading you all along the way.
Thank you to all our wonderful partners for making many dreams come true this past year!
Changing Lives…Impacting A Nation
Pritchard: email@example.com/ 910 703 3098 / Haiti: 011 509 4160 4096
Dana: firstname.lastname@example.org / 910 916 7229 / Haiti: 011 509 4037 5341
John: email@example.com / 910 581 0390 / Haiti: 011 509 4785 9023
Mailing Address: (Jacksonville, NC)
Pritchard & Dana ADAMS
702 Cattail Court
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(NOTE: Our stateside #’s do not work when we are in Haiti.)
Up by 5:00 this morning, we hurriedly got ready and made our way to the Ft. Lauderdale airport. Turning in the rented car, then giving Gabe one last hug, we made our way to Spirit Airlines for the flight back home. Seeing several lines that had no distinct order whatsoever should have been a ”heads up” of what was to come. We stood on our feet for over 3 hours and barely inched our way to the counter, only to find that Spirit had overbooked and the tickets we bought weeks ago would be made good on Tuesday. We had already turned in the car and checked out of the Airbnb we stayed in. So much for the early bird getting the worm!
Prit, John, and I walked over to the American Airlines counter to find out what would be the second best choice of getting back to Cap. Weighing the costs and difficulty of our return, we finally decided to fly to Santiago, Dominican Republic, tomorrow and take a 5-hour bus ride back to Cap-Haitian. (Not exactly how I wanted to return home!) We got our Spirit refund and are preparing for another adventure! Delays and mix-ups are par for the course for travelers of any kind, but even more so for missionaries.
Would you pray for our return flight and bus ride? We should pull into Cap somewhere between 4:00 and 5:00 tomorrow evening. We’ve had a wonderful week of fun and just being stateside is restorative in itself where everything functions normally. Thankfully, the host of our Airbnb welcomed us back for one more night. Pray for all the other travelers who just wanted to make it back to Cap to see their loved ones for a few days.
This came in an e-mail from Agape Flights, the mail service that brings mail and boxes to us once a week. We are so grateful for their longstanding service to the missionaries here on the field in Haiti.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. We’re so grateful for all those at Agape who so cheerfully do their jobs. They were here before we landing almost 36 years ago!
Twas the flight before Christmas
And lined up in a “train”
Sat cargo on carts
The last load for the plane.
The boxes were weighed,
The mail bundled and bagged.
In just a few days
Great fun was to be had.
Christmas cards from dear friends
Wrapped presents from family.
Toys ordered from Amazon
Target, Walmart and JCPenny.
For Agape it’s a privilege
To transport with great care
The special things from your loved ones
Who are here while you’re there.
So from our hearts to yours,
As you serve the nations,
May the gift of God’s Love
Be the key to your celebrations.
Wishing each of you a very merry Christmas and a Happy new year!!!