Flexibility is the most important thing about missions and my Guatemala team and I have definitely been learning that.
The plan was to leave for Guatemala two days ago, but who would’ve thought that a VOLCANO WOULD ERUPT! How ridiculous is that?! Seriously, I didn’t think those words would ever come out of my mouth. So our flight was then rescheduled til Sunday, but because of tropical storm Agatha, our flight was again rescheduled til Wednesday. At that point the plan was to go to Honduras if our flight on Wednesday was cancelled. And then today at 3pm, we got calls from American Airlines saying that our flight for Wednesday was in fact cancelled. We’re not sure what the plan is now, but we’re praying that we’ll somehow be able to make it to Guatemala.
It’s so easy to get frustrated in the midst of everything, but I trust that God does know what’s best for our team. To be honest, when we first found out that our flight was rescheduled to Sunday, a part of me was relieved. I wasn’t ready to leave the country for 11 weeks, and so getting a couple more days in contact with family and friends was good. But now that we don’t even know if we’ll make it to Guatemala, a part of me is starting to get disappointed.
Please pray for the people in Guatemala. Everything is flooded, the rain is causing landslides, and the death toll is rising. If it’s God’s will for us to go and help the Guatemalan people, then I know He’ll open doors for us to go. But if His will is for us to go to Honduras, then I pray that Guatemala will get aid and that they’ll see God in the midst of everything going on.