Rayann sent a bunch of pictures home this afternoon. They capture some of the events of the past few days on Roatan.
Before they left Nancy asked me, “I won’t have to drive will I?” I assured her she would not have to do anything she did not want to do and that most likely she would not be asked to drive. Well…a few days ago Ronny asked her, “would you be comfortable driving?” She replied, “Don’t ask me if I would be comfortable…if you need me to drive I can/will drive.” She has been driving the past few days and some of the people she travels with are suggesting the put a big #3 on the side of her vehicle. 🙂 Driving on Roatan is a unique experience. The roads here in Kennett Square will never be the same once she returns. The attitude she demonstrated, “if you need me I will” is the perfect attitude to have on a missions trip. You never know exactly what is going to happen and you have to be able and willing to adjust to the demands of the moment.
One of the pictures Rayann shared is of the road blocked by a tree and downed telephone wires. There was not way around or through the disruption. The only way back to the other side of the island would have been with a boat if they could not find a solution. Turns out they ended up driving through a rock quarry and getting back on their road past the disruption. In the midst of the detour they ran in to a whole group of children and adults to minister to. Two of the pictures are of the “divine appointment”. Rayann was clear that they would never have met those people without the road being blocked. Who knows exactly why but it was important for them to spend time with the people they met while on the detour.
It is clear they are enjoying themselves and the people of Roatan. The group they are working with include some friends from Locust, North Carolina who travel with Live Again Ministries. It has been good to catch up with these friends while serving the people of Roatan.