|Stalled along I-95|
Normally when we leave DE to head to FL we stop in Wilmington, NC for an overnight or two with the Hodges, they have since moved back to Washington State and back to Delaware so we have planned to do one of those long drive through marathons where we exchange drivers and drive right through to Florida. However Christina Froman a teacher/friend who will be staying with us in Barahona has a relative who offered us a place to stay over in South Carolina. During our drive to South Carolina our car (2002 Chevy Suburban with 200,000 miles) would stall every 45 minutes or so and for no apparent reason. We were pulling a trailer and sometimes it would stall at the most inconvenient difficult places. Thank God for His protection we had no major incidents because of this stalling. When we went through Richmond VA there was an accident that had a chemical clean-up involved on 95 South. They closed the 95 southbound lane and the traffic was stopped for 3 hours. We detoured through the city of Richmond and with my excellent sense of direction and driving skills I was successful at getting us lost and further delayed by an additional hour. We did however finally make it to South Carolina where we were greeted with that famous Southern Hospitality and had a great time of fellowship with Wayne Spear and Anna Spear his daughter who sacrificed sleep and cooked a killer breakfast for all of us. We were truly blessed and reminded that even though we face temporary setbacks that as a good friend of mine always says "a setback is just a setup for a comeback-hotdog!!"
So as we left for Florida we were encouraged by how God had been so faithful in seeing us through the 5 months in the States, by providing affordable housing, work for Shawn while were back on furlough and brought our monthly prayer support and financial support up to the point of us being able to return. Praise God for He is truly worthy of our praise.
" 1 Praise the LORD!For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground."