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Friday, September 2, 2011

Prayer Request

Mark is driving from Texas to Nicaragua as we speak.  Last night he flew to Houston and the epic adventure started this morning.  Here's some info about the trip...

  • LT W is with a group of 4 other men.  Two from Believer's Church (the best church on the East Coast, IMHO) Pastor Earl from the orphanage where Kevin lives, and Austin, a college student from Oregon State University. 
  • Two vehicles were donated to the orphanage, which is why the guys are driving.  It's much quicker (and presumably less expensive) to drive than ship.  We'll find out the exact cost benefit at the end of the trip. 
  • After a few hours at the Mexican border, the guys are now on their way.  They are very concerned about driving through Mexico, as the gang activity has been high lately.  The route they were planning to use was discouraged by the police so they found another (this is what I gather from snippets of conversations I've been able to have with Mark). 

Please pray for the safety of the men on this trip.  They are all volunteering their time to drive and are paying for their own costs...it's not a vacation.  

The plan is to drive straight through Mexico tonight and tomorrow and they should arrive in Guatemala tomorrow night.  I know that I will sleep better when I know they have made it through Mexico. 

Thanks for your prayers!  I'll let you know if I hear anything!