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.