Friday, October 28, 2005

Just arrived in Lapore, Pakistan - Death-toll may be higher - Had cameras stolen - Pakistan officials handle it very well!

October 28, 2005 6:27am (Pakistan time) - Governor's Guesthouse - Lapore, Pakistan - Report submitted by Joe Hurston

We just arrived in Lapore, Pakistan after 30 hours since we left Orlando. We're tired and look pretty rough. We were met at the airport at 3:30am by a representative of the Rotary Club and the Governor's office. Talk about a great reception, even at 3:30am. These folks are wonderful.

When we landed earlier at Karachi, Pakistan, someone on the plane took our digital and video camera right out of the over-head baggage area. When I went to get the bags, they were just gone. Now listen to this. I was brought straight to the Pakistan Airlines (PIA) Captain who had just flown us 9 hours from Manchester. Instantly he brought me to the head of security of the airport. PIA did all that they could. Their concern and professional manner of dealing with this was great. Within 15 minutes, we had a witness who saw the theft and believe that we have his address.

I've forgiven the person, but it would be nice to get the camera gear back. It is worth well over $1000.00. You know, the Word says that all things work together for the good to those who love God, those the called according to His purpose. As a result of this unfortunate episode, we have met so many precious Pakaatanis. They are so blessed by our coming to help and so sorry for the theft. Yet, the story is still unfolding. We're asking our Lord to really work on the thief and change his heart.

Well, better go shower. Have just a few hours to sleep before going to purchase some camera gear. Then we drive to Islamabad to meet the Governor this evening at 8:00pm. Our goal is to get the Vortex Voyagers TM into the most needed places. We believe that this is the first of many journies to this beautiful, but suffering country. This is a precious opportunity to help!! Will write more from Islamabad tomorrow. God Bless!!

Joe Hurston
President - Air Mobile