Thursday, September 11, 2008
Oh, the trials of being so far from "home" and loved ones! Just yesterday, we were worried about our son, Ryan, and what he was going to need to do to flee from Hurricane Ike. He attends Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas and they closed the university on Wednesday to use it as a National Guard post and begin procedures for evacuating the Texas Gulf coast as the hurricane approaches. As of this morning, Ryan has dodged the bullet and Hurricane Ike has begun to turn northeast. Now, it will miss Ryan and he will be on the "good side" of the storm (as though there is a good side in a hurricane). HOWEVER... now Hurricane Ike is headed directly toward the Houston-Galveston area and straight up toward my mom and Miles and all of our friends in south Texas! Our home church is again open as an official shelter for evacuees, the highways are again bumper to bumper, schools and businesses are again closed and life is again crazy... memories of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It is tough to be away from loved ones when these things occur. Please join us in prayer, wherever you are, as we in Peru watch and pray for our families and friends. If you are reading this from Texas, please know that the Mission Society Peru team and all of our ministry friends and neighbors are lifting you up as you prepare to ride this out. You are being watched and prayed for and loved from South America!!!