Thursday, August 30, 2012
HEAT WAVE...HURRICANE...DELAYED FLIGHTS..HE ARRIVES BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA "I AM HERE" 8/28/2012
Posted by D R A P E R S at 8/30/2012 07:27:00 AM
After serving 5 months in the Alabama Mission waiting for his visa, Elder Wade Draper arrives in Buenos Aires Argentina. He flew from Birmingham in to Miami where he had multiple delayed flights due to the impending Hurricane Issac and several tornados. American Airlines had canceled 468 flights for Monday and it was "standing room only" at the airport as the Republican Convention had also been postponed and many were stuck at the airport with last minute reservation issues. He arrived at the Birmingham airport for a 6am flight and was finally able to leave on a 5:15 flight to Dallas but would have missed the 7:15 departing flight to Buenos Aires had many a prayer not been answered. Thanks to American Airlines the Dallas plane was delayed 1hr 15 mins waiting for our Missionaires.
In the meantime a GRAND reunion occured at Dallas Forth Worth International as Sister Leavitt and Sister Cahoon just received their visa notification late last week and the others did not know they would be seeing them in Dallas. Sister Fernely, Elder Neilson and Elder Draper had been praying and fasting for several weeks that they would not get left behind. Sister Andreason in this District, arrived in Buenos Aires with the last transfer, so now they are all there! It has been a GREAT DAY for all Missionaries and parents ! Thank you Heavenly Father!
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