Monday, February 9, 2009

~God chased a taxi down~

One day our family needed to do some running. We picked up some things in one area of town and then jumped into a taxi and went to another area. By the time we all 6 got out of the taxi, paid the driver, set up Elijah's stroller, hooked him in, etc. WE COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT ALLLLL OF OUR BAGS IN THE TRUNK OF THE TAXI, AND HE HAD ALREADY DRIVEN AWAY!!! Thankfully, soon there after Sarah asked me where her doll and her doll's diaper bag were and it reminded me and I yelled to Phillip that we had forgotten everything in the taxi and he took off running!! The people around us thought that we had been robbed and asked if we were ok. The kids and I stood on the side of the road and PRAYED HARD that God would help Phillip catch that taxi. Later Phillip told me that he was praying while he was running. He had his eye on one taxi thinking that it might be it, but wasn't for sure for the 1,000's of taxis here in Bogota nearly all look the same. He chased him through several lights, but the taxi was always one light ahead of Phillip. Finally about 6 blocks down, God helped Phillip to catch up. When the taxi driver saw Phillip he remembered all of our things in the back and was VERY RELIEVED that Phillip had caught up with him. (For he would have had no way of contacting us!) Meantime the kids and I are bombarding Heaven and straining our eyes to catch a glimpse of Daddy coming back to us. I finally saw him and told the kids...HERE COMES DADDY AND HE HAS ALL OF OUR BAGS IN HIS HANDS!!! Noah ran to meet Daddy and told him, "We've been praying ALLL DAY LONG that God would stop that taxi!" (It had only been about 15-20 mins. but to a 5 year old it had been ALLLLL DAY LONG! =) Praise the Lord that Phillip caught him, for in my diaper bag was my Colombian ID card which we paid lots of money, and spent 11 months working to get! Also, I thank the Lord that Phillip was with me, for if I would've been alone with the kids, I couldn't have left them to go chasing a taxi! God is awesome...all the time!
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~We finally got to have Karen, Felipe, and Paula's Mommy over for dinner and we had a nice visit together. Please pray for Carolina.~When we first got to Colombia God sent Carlos and Gloria along to help us. Gloria's parents have been a huge help to us too. We invited them over for a meal to thank them for all they have done for us.~

~Gloria and I. Carlos had to work and couldn't come over for dinner.~

~Phillip and Jimmy at church. If you can see it, there is some bags/boxes of fruit, vegetables, and food on the floor in front of them. The first Sunday of every month Jimmy's church brings food to give to the poor. What a neat idea.~
~We had a lady named Cindy and her 2 small cute girls over for Sunday dinner, along with Felipe, Paula and Juan Martin.~
~Cindy and I~
~After they all left...I got to do a rare thing...take a Sunday afternoon nap. =)~

God is working here in Colombia...and for that we want to PRAISE HIM!!!!

9 comments:

Dorcas said...

Thank the Lord that Phillip was able to catch the taxi to get your bags!! God is good!!

The Going Blog said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about the stress of your taxi story :-) Wow! God really did look out for you and through it He strengthened your family's faith I would imagine.

Kelly S said...

Thank the Lord for the help he gave you! I'm so sorry you had to go through a stressful moment like that though! We're still praying for your precious family every day!

Ronda said...

What a wonderful praise! Isn't it great to know that we can go to God with anything...even chasing down a taxi! :) Glad that you shared!

sherryldickinson said...

I am happy to see that you were able to have Carolina over for a visit. I have a feeling that your kindness is going to win her yet. Heather, you are still feeding the "five thousands"-just like you did when you guys pastored Gospel Center Church! Bless you!
Love, Mom D

lila said...

I,m glad you were able to get your things. Our God is an awesome God! I can,t imangine anyone living without Him. It wears me out to think of all the entertaining you do. Those people are so blessed to have you there. love you tons

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! Is God not AWESOME!and can you imagine the people you touched when they saw this beautiful family all praying while their father ran after their things and he comes back with all of it in hand :-) I pray the Lord has his arms wrapped tight around you all and this just proves to me my prayers are being answered!! Thank you God!
Love Ginger

Beth said...

Wow! God is good all the time, and it always encourages me to hear about His work! Praise the Lord for His help to you!

Aunt Ellen said...

Oh my, I'm worn out with reading about this episode. Help us! So happy it had a happy ending. What a great picture I see in my mind's eye of you and the children standing on the street in Bogota praying earnestly as people around you are watching. And their surprise when Phillip comes triumphantly back with all the packages. What a wonderful witness for your children and onlookers!

Hugs to all....

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