"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." (Psalm 20:7)
For the last two weeks I have had a check engine light in my car show up at random times and even though it would stay around for a couple of days eventually it always went away. Well Saturday I found out about a new light. It’s called the “Water Temperature Indicator.” On our way to Nashville our car over heated and blew the water pump (and maybe the timing belt but the jury is still out on that one).
A state trooper came by almost immediately and called a tow truck for us. The problem was that it was 2 pm on Saturday in the middle of nowhere, so the tow truck drove us to the only place to rent a car, which consisted of a 30 minute trip to the Asheville airport. Once we arrived, the rental company told me the only vehicle they had were small SUVs and they had a 100 mile a day limit (Nashville was still another 300 miles) and to get unlimited mileage I would have to pay about double the price. In the end, due to Hertz’s 1-800 number and a friendly employee, I was able to get a car for a reasonable price.
Finally, after leaving the airport, we realized that we left the lock box with all of our passports, papers and valuables in our car which was being towed to Tryon, NC (about 20 minutes from where we’re going to cultural training). After much debate we decided to chase down the tow truck to retrieve anything we couldn’t replace - we had 5 huge duffle bags with everything we were taking to Peru in the car. Despite the chaos of it all, we managed to only lose 2 hours of driving time.
Kyle Young has told us several times the most important key to staying on the mission field is to have a sense of humor. Well I think we’re getting our chance.