Saturday, February 5, 2011

Update on Airport Fiasco with Malfunctioning Plane

by Steve Ray on February 5, 2011

UPDATE: After two days in transit with only naps on planes and waiting rooms, we’ve finally arrived in Israel. Now to bed!

EARLIER: We stated earlier we would be positive and have fun with this seeming nightmare. Wed rejoice and trust God, seeing what he’d do next.

Well some of the passengers have been saying, “I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!”

They took us all off the plane and shuttled us to the 5-star Intercontinental Hotel to stay until the plane is fixed. I’m convinced we won’t leave until tomorrow morning.

They are providing the hotel and meals free. Look at the restaurant below with exquisite food, all you can eat. It is quite remarkable.

I ways look to the Lord and know that – Romans 8:28. (Hover your cursor over the Bible reference :-)


Stuck in Airport

by Steve Ray on February 5, 2011

Great fun today! Got up at 2:00 AM to leave for the Bombay Airport. Our Royal Jordanian flight was scheduled to leave at 5:50 AM for Amman Jordan, then after a layover to Tel Aviv Israel.

But things don’t always work as planned. We taxied to the runway and the plane wouldn’t start so back to the gate. The waited for a part and five hours later, stuck on the plane, we headed back to the runway only to find the plane still malfunctioned.

After 6 hours we finally got off the hot plane with mosquitoes and they took us to a hotel. So, here we sit happily waiting to find out when they get it repaired so we can be on our way. It is noon here now and my guess is we will leave tomorrow morning around 6:00 AM.

How are we handling it? Philippians 4:4. Hover your cursor over the Bible reference to find out.

We are enjoying the adventure watching to see what God will do next :-). Hopefully we’ll be in Jerusalem before too long.