We left Donna at 4:30 this morning after saying goodbye to the Benners and praying for protection. The 4 of us girls, along with Frankie and Aaron stayed up all night.
The water had been shut off for hours because of a pipe that had been busted by electricians working down the road. With no water we had a huge pile of dishes to do and limited sources of cleaning. Right after the bathrooms upstairs were cleaned the water came back on at around 11:30. We headed downstairs after a bit to do the dishes, which took us till 1am to finish. First off, it took so long because there were so many dishes. Secondly, we had a few towel fights and Mexican vs. American wars with random dishes. We had such a fun time.
Once we got everything cleaned up we attempted to finish packing, which took us till about 3am. We packed up the trailer by 4, said a sad goodbye to Frankie, and hit the road.
It wasn't too long before we were sleeping, especially for those of us who stayed up all night.
It's now 5pm and we're almost to Fouke, Arkansas. The Lord has truly blessed us on this trip! We've had no breakdowns or popped tires even though we're carrying 340 bags of oranges! That's not including the grapefruit we're carrying and all the extra baggage we brought (from our shopping).
Will continue as journey goes on...
The 14 & 1/2 drive yesterday wore us out but we were SO glad to have a full nights rest.
We left Fouke at 8:30 this morning. We're not completely sure what our route will be since hearing reports of ice and snow in Little Rock and Lexington and maybe a few places in between. The problem we had last night was that the windshield wipers worked off and on, which made it difficult for the driver during the dark and rainy night.
We're hoping to make it to Lexington by tonight.
Well, we made it into Lexington at 2ish on Wednesday. I slept till about 10, then headed home. I was so grateful for the Lord's protection as I drove home. I was very tired and had a very hard time seeing the roads the last hour of my drive, since it was dark and very difficult for me to see the lines of the road.
I ran into bad blizzard conditions in Fort Wayne but once I got onto 69 North it was fine.
Made it safely into Goshen at 6:55 pm, just in time to pull into the church for Bible study.
I'm really hoping that I will be able to head back down to the Valley for the Princess Conference. This trip may not be considered an actual missions trip but I believe that any work that further proclaims the Gospel is mission work. I would not give it up for anything.
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 24 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 27 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 19 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.