Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marcos is here!

He arrived at 9:37
give or take a minute or two.
His bag
did not arrive.
He kept it with him on the plane to Dallas
but in DFW, they valet-checked it.
He didn't know he needed to get it when he deplaned
and we didn't know it hadn't been checked....
That bag holds everything he has in the US
 - and more importantly -
all of his documents
and instructions regarding what happens next.
It has no identifying tags on it.
It's just a plain black duffel.

I don't know that I have ever prayed over a bag before
but let me tell you
we were praying over this one!

About 3 hours after realizing it was missing
we got a call from American Airlines;
the bag is in FSM!
Thank-you, Lord!!
Marcos is the third of ten children.
'Large' families are normal in Belize.
I told him, "Here - we are weird!"
He hasn't seen his family since October 20th.
As you can imagine,
he's been missing his young siblings!
He knew 
that some of the girls that had been on the mission trip
had taken pictures of some of his family,
so Tony put out a request on FB
and within minutes,
Meghan posted them.
Pictures of the brothers and sisters he hasn't seen in 3 months.
For the second time in his life,
(the first being about 15 minutes earlier)
Marcos was on the World Wide Web.

Marcos said, "This is making me cry."  "Yeah, me too!!"

We're off to a good start;
we had nachos and beans & rice for lunch.
When he saw the bowl of beans & rice
he said, "This is what I eat all the time."

Maybe our own full house
will help Marcos feel more at home.


  1. Praise the Lord that Marcos is here!

    We will continue to be praying for you guys. The path of obedience you have chosen is not an easy one, but it is rewarding! What you and Papa (and the rest of your family) are doing is such a great example of "Trust and Obey" to your SiL.

  2. We will be praying for ya'll and thankful he is here safely. Can't wait to meet him!

  3. Praise God he arrived -and his bag- safely! We will be praying for all of you. HE holds the future!
    Auntie K

  4. YAY! guess he gets to see snow now too!


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