Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Coming Home from La Esperanza

Bruce had a hard time starting on Wednesday morning.

Bruce: our 1996 Ford Explorer

 Maybe he liked La Esperanza too much.

We tried wiggling different wires under his hood since he's been diagnosed with some electrical issues. Somehow he started up and we quickly got on the road. But he stalled.... twice not more than 10 minutes from town. After the second time we decided to call the Boyer's (missionaries in La Esperanza).

Phil and I had to walk along the foggy mountain road to find a signal. Sue Boyer just happened to have gotten her mechanic's number a couple days before and passed it on to us.

We called him and he offered to come tow us back to town where he would have tools to work. He came right away... and started checking things under the hood. Everything seemed fine. He got in the driver's seat and wondered if Bruce had an alarm system. We said we didn't think so. But our amazing mechanic knew differently. He showed us a nifty little button that helped to prime the pump and allow the fuel to flow.

 I learned more than overriding the alarm system that day. I saw how miraculous God's Triple A roadside service is! We continued the rest of the way home with NO problems. The funny thing is, we have been driving Bruce for about 3 weeks now and never once had that happened. We may never know why, but God knows and He showed us His help that morning.

Oops! Bruce needs an eye transplant.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength till each appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84: 5 -7


  1. So. .who named the vehicle ? Does it have a middle name too? Hahha

  2. He came named. I always wanted a car with a name. I didn't realize I'd have to travel to another country to get one. Our boring vans never seemed nameworthy. Bruce has lots of personality!