We are safe . . . but in London.
Check-in at DFW went smoothly. We were able to make it with our 17 checked bags in one trip thanks to Arlin.
After our final good-byes, we worked our way through security and to our gate. The initial flight went well – Luke and Kate did great! We arrived in London a bit tired but ready for our quick one hour layover. Our layover looks like it might turn into a short “holiday” in London.
Evidently, a few hours into our flight from DFW to London Heathrow a fire started at the airport in Nairobi. We were informed shortly after our arrival in London and have since learned that the arrivals and immigration areas of the Nairobi airport were the most impacted. British Airways is not sure what will happen in the next few days but has provided hotel accommodations and meals for us for tonight.
After a short rest and a meal we checked back with the airline and have been booked on a flight next Wednesday. We’ve been told that the only international carrier being allowed into Nairobi is Kenya Airways and there are no flights available with this airline. Things could easily change in the coming days and we might be able to make our way to Nairobi sooner.
Your prayers are appreciated as we wait for things to develop. Please know that we are doing well and trusting God to work out all the details. Thanks to all of you who have already reached out to us by email, phone, and Facebook. Our magicJack line works great here when we have wifi – if you need or want to call please feel free – 817-264-3852. If we miss your call, please leave a message and we’ll call you back.
Tim, Maureen, Luke & Kate