God is Good!
April 20, 2018 Arms of Care volunteers arrived at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with 20 pieces of luggage to be checked. 16 pieces were medical supplies, wheel chairs, clothing, toys, and medicine to be used on the mission trip. The rest, personal luggage for the week long journey. We were 6 pieces over Delta Airlines’ free baggage limit, some of the packages were overweight, and many were unconventionally packed. At first, the agent appeared agitated and unwilling to help us check the luggage.
We knew that we did not have an extra $1000 in the budget to pay for the bags.
If you have faith as a grain of mustard, you shall say to this mountain, move hence to yonder...
What can only be described as divine intervention happened about 30 minutes into the check in process. The agent just started saying “go ahead, put them here, put them here.” The porter grabbed the crutches and wrapped them properly, placed them on the scale, and we loaded up all of the other luggage. We were asked to pay no extra charges!!
With bags checked, at last we took off for the 14-hour flight to Johannesburg, South Africa…the first stop on our way to Lesotho.