Monday, January 28, 2008

Weather Update

Well, we're stuck in Nanchang for who knows how long! The news said it's the worst weather in 50 years! Think of it like this...Orlando (Nanchang) has ice storm and you can't get to Miami(Guangzhou). The flight originally was only one hour, but the airport is closed. So we were going to take a 12-hour overnight train ride this evening, but as of this morning, the train station is now closed. Apparently, the Chinese government wants to halt all passenger trains so that the tracks can be used for supplies, food, etc. Our guide is trying to get a bus for us, but the bus is only allowed to travel to the border of the province and not into the neighboring province where we need to be. We were just informed that we will be traveling by bus. The bus ride is 20 hours. The roads are snowy in some parts, but the sun has come out. We're all disappointed. Please pray for our safety and sanity!

5 comments:

Brandon & April said...

Praying!!

prechrswife said...

Oh, no! I hadn't heard from Jen and Mike or Debbie and Bill, so I thought you were all on a train headed to GZ by now... When it rains, it pours. Still praying for all of 122b...

(BTW, looking at your geography analogy, do you live in FL? We do--that's why I ask.)

fisherblog said...

We just saw this on the news and I came to check your blog immediately to see how you were. We are thinking about you! Be safe!!!

Suzanne said...

I cannot believe the frigid temps you all are enduring! The pics of Elyza and China are incredible. It is all I can do to resist putting a bright pink bow on all that shiny, ebony hair! We are thinking warm, cozy thoughts for you three.
Suzanne

Kerry said...

Courtney- We have been thinking of you with all of the reports of bad weather and being stuck in China. I can't imagine traveling by bus to Guangzhou. We are praying for you. Please know that you have the support of your friends.
Love,
Kerry Malinger