Praying for you and Andy, Amy!
I posted this in the "prayer request" board, but thought I'd post it here, too.
Well, it's about time for my annual prayer request.
Every summer I help with the community children's musical at my church. We have 52 kids involved this year! Each year with have at least one "glitch." This year, one of our main members of the tech/lighting/sound crew was stranded in Newark and Chicago, after a church sponsored missions trip he was on.
The team was supposed to return Monday night, July 14th. Monday, their flight from Newark, New Jersey to St. Louis was cancelled. The next plan was to fly Newark to Chicago to St. Louis on Tuesday the 15th. Their flight out of Newark was delayed, and they missed their connecting flight in Chicago. The next plan was to separate and take three different flights from Chicago to St. Louis, supposed to arrive between 6 PM to 11 PM Wednesday the 16th. The first flight was cancelled, second delayed. They finally decided not to wait around any more, and rented 3 vans to drive 5 to 6 hours from Chicago to St. Louis. They finally arrived about 1:30 AM Thursday the 17th. Our tech guy was one of the van drivers, so while he was at practice that Thursday, he was in no condition to actually figure out the tech stuff, as this was his first time seeing it. So we had to add an extra practice at the last minute.
They perform Friday (tomorrow) morning for "Summer Fun Days" (my church's version of VBS -- a different day each week for five weeks), Friday evening, and Saturday afternoon.
Please pray that everything would come together in time. I know it will work out, but we would appreciate any and all prayers! Especially pray for the hearts of the kids, that they would remember the truths in the musical, and for those who come to see it who are not Christians.
I'd also love prayers for the health and safety of all involved, but especially for the main actors/actresses. We like to live on the edge and do this without understudies.
So I will not be around much, if at all, starting tonight until Saturday or Sunday. I DO lurk around here even if I don't post.
(Sorry. That was long. And you probably didn't need all the background about the tech crew guy and flight delays. But oh well.