“You are just arriving now?!” The nearly panic-stricken Chinese lady working the airport gate counter exclaimed when we showed up and requested boarding passes for our flight from Vancouver B.C. to Shanghai, China 30 minutes before takeoff. We made it on the flight as the final people to board. Sadly enough, we couldn’t say the same about our luggage.
“At least we have a 2 and a half hour layover in Shanghai,” I told Caitlin. 14.5 hours later we were sprinting through the Shanghai airport with only 10 minutes before our gate would close. Our flight had been delayed. As we ran up to clear our passports at the counter a woman was calling out, “Cambodia! Cambodia!” “That’s us!” I said. Another passenger, Caitlin and I sprinted through the airport led by a kind yet urgently focused Chinese airport worker frequently murmuring into his walkie talkie to try to help us still make the plane. We did.
It was an adventure. We’re here. Thank you so much for your prayers. Even though we arrived in the middle of the night, the whole group of volunteers came out to give us a warm welcome. We are excited that our trip is over, but our journey has begun.
Please keep us in prayer and that we can be reunited with our bags soon. We love you lots.
God bless – Dustin and Caitlin Serns
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