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!