Grace Brethren missionary Larry DeArmey has had all kinds of delays in getting to Chad, Africa, for a planned three weeks of training ministry with Samuel Dadje at the Chateau Bethany near Moundou. Due to a delayed flight he missed his first flight from Chicago, and he now transmits this update as he was waiting in Paris:
Today is kind of making up for all of the bad ones. First of all, the weather is beautiful.
I got up and ate breakfast. I went up to the room and got my stuff ready. It was ten. I called the desk and said I could stay till noon. I took a two-hour nap.
I then got on the shuttle bus. We arrived at one of the terminals to let off departing travelers and pick up hotel bound travelers. I saw a girl waiting to get on, and I said to myself, “that looks like Barb Wooler.”
Well, it was Barb Wooler! So we went on to where I was to get off, the last stop on the shuttle run. As I got off, there stood Janet Varner and Bob Combs. All three of them are bound for Central African Republic.
I only had a couple of minutes with Barb and none with the other two. That really cheered me up, however.
Then I got to the terminal and was able to check in right away. Both bags went through without a problem. I had loaded a lot of heavy stuff into my carryon, so now I have to lug that around. Theoretically, because this is a direct flight, my stuff should be there when I get off the plane.
Then the person at check-in said that since I have the gold Air France card, I could wait in the Air France lounge. So, here I sit. Food and drink is provided, so I don’t have to worry about that.
Anyway, I think I am on my way. We shall see in a couple of hours.