Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Moving Heaven and Hell

I neglected to post here that Nathan has been located. We're still waiting on word on Jessica, Abbie, Joey, and Jordan.

Our friends at CR England Trucking have worked with their vendors and secured a satellite phone for the group to take so we can stay in contact.

I know people have been working diligently all day and night to get flights arranged with humanitarian groups who are giving our people seats on their planes, as well as in getting everyone's paperwork lined up so that our coordinator doesn't have to worry about that part when they hit the ground. They have to pack light. They have to plan for the worst. We're praying for the best possible outcome to this new stage of this adventure.

A friend told me that when her daughter saw our kids on the news, she asked if she could wipe down baseboards to earn money to "send to those kids".

We're in a brand-new neighborhood and our new neighbors have just rallied around us and are helping us gather up all the things that we still don't have. We've put off buying things because we had no way of knowing how old they'd be when they finally came home.

Please pray that they'll be able to depart LAX and arrive at PAP without issue. That they'll be able to find transportation safely and securely. That they will find a way to our people - we hear that the roads are not passable to Petionville. That the children will be comfortable with all this chaos. That all the children can be located. That they'll be able to locate transportation to get all the children (about 50) back to the Embassy. That the Embassy workers will be able to have patience in this mess they've been thrown into. That the children will be safe and secure while we wait for however long we have to wait to get our children processed. That our Haitian friends won't be burdened by our group. That we'll be able to get supplies for our Haitian friends who have to stay behind. That we'll be able to rebuild.

God didn't bring us all this way for this to fail.

Some day I'll get to tell Nathan and Jessica that when they came home, God literally moved earth and heaven and hell to make it happen. They were brought home on prayers.

Thank you for offering those prayers.

May angels go with them and accompany them and guide and light their path.


R AND R AND Z said...

Very powerful post.

Brian said...

Thank you, Thank you, for telling us of Nathan

Our Family said...

Lori, there is a silver lining in the midst of this tragedy. I will continue to pray for Nathan and Jessica and please keep us updated.

Jenn said...

We are here for you and we will not stop praying until Jessica Nathan and Brent are home safe and sound

Mrs.Spy said...

Oh Lori and Brent! We love you and our hearts are hopeful! Nathan is safe and hopefully he will be home soon. We are praying that it all goes through smoothly and that Jessica's bio is inspired to get her with the rest of the group, some way some how.

Piper said...

Hey, you don't know me, my name is Piper, and I've been following your blog for about a year now via Heather Friant. I've been praying for you all the while and hoping for the best for you and your beautiful children.

In addition, I was wondering if you would mind if I quote you on my own blog. I'll link the quote to your post and everything, but I thought as for privacy issues you might want to know.

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

Noelle said...

Lori, you are an inspiration to really are. And I will continue to pray that they will find Jessica...and bring them all home safely.

Bambi and Adam said...

I agree with those prayers Lori :) Thank you for such a wonderful post !

Chaoyi said...

Thank you for this post. You are in our hearts and in our prayers.

Just SO said...

When it came to the part where you talked about God moving Heaven and Earth to get them home I got chills. My prayers go with them.

Teri said...

What a wonderful thing to know that Nathan has been found! We continue to pray for finding Jessica, bringing everyone home safely and all the other things that are needed. Yes, Heavenly Father did move the Earth to bring them home to you. What an incredible thought.
If you want to let us know what items you are in need of for your kids, we would be so happy to share what we have.

Loralee Choate said...

I am just flipping out with glee that Nathan has been found! NOW to get him home and to get sweet, sweet Jessica!

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