Monday, March 1, 2010

Car Accident!

This afternoon, Allen, Russell and Bethany were traveling to the north coast of Honduras, to deal with the paperwork related to the arrival of a containerload of donations. They were involved in a two-car accident, about 4.5 hours from home. No one in our vehicle was hurt, and the driver of the other vehicle apparently only had some minor cuts. But, our vehicle is not able to be driven, so a friend is now driving our other vehicle to the site of the accident to pick them up. They were pulling a trailer, so they have that to deal with, as well.

Allen says that the driver of the other vehicle was clearly at fault, but the rules don't always apply in Honduras the same way they do in the US, so we'll be waiting to see who ends up paying for the damages. And we'll be praying about this.

Allen and the kids won't make their destination tonight, and they'll be making lots of difficult decisions (having the vehicle towed, where to have repairs done, where to sleep tonight, dealing with security for the trailer and the stuff in the trailer, etc).

Please pray with us:

-In gratitude for their safety during the accident

-That they would remain safe as they finish out this trip in unexpected ways (due to the delays)

-That they would be able to find honest businesses to handle the towing and repairs

-That the delays due to the accident will not mean that we will incur additional fees related to picking up the container at the port

-That the blame for the accident would be fairly determined, so that we don't have to pay for someone else's mistake

-That no unexpected issues would arise due to this accident

Thanks so very much for your prayers!

9 comments:

TexasHeather said...

praying, praying, praying.

Patty said...

We are prying for all the lessings yu have asked for, and for all those you have not asked for. You are ever in my heart,

But, Sheesh Trish, I have had to stop lighting candles for you and yours, because I am afraid I might burn the house down! ;-)

Trish said...

Thanks so much for the prayers, my friends. And Patty - thanks for the laugh! I needed it tonight. ;-D

La Gringa said...

So, so sorry to hear that, but I'm glad that everyone is okay. I hope that justice is served. Keep your chin up.

Northrop 4 said...

Father God, I agree with the prayer needs of this family, be with them as they sort this out.

Trish said...

Thanks LG and Northrop4!

Patty said...

Trish, I am calling in the prayer warriors. I am thanking God for providing you with all your needs, because I know they are coming to you. And.....I might light a little tea light for you tonight. ;-)

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

Praying in Georgia!!!

Beth said...

We love you all! And we are so grateful that Russell, Bethany and Allen and the other folks are OK!
Praying that all works out in the details. Pray also for our friends the Nelsons in Haiti as they try to get their relief supplies out of customs. The fees and bribes just keep going up!