This catastrophe was during the time we were sorting through our possessions and deciding what we should store, gift, or toss. Flight troubles, including the original airline changing our itinerary to include an extra overnight layover in Chicago, added to the mess as we talked with multiple customer service agents and airlines. To top it all off apartments do not clean themselves once all the things are moved out, and young children do not suddenly become perfect adult helpers. “Overwhelmed” fails to describe the situation.
As for the passports, God prepared an honest passenger to discover the bag and an honest bus driver to transporter it safely to the bus terminal that night. A visit to the bus company the next day allowed us to recover everything. We praise God that he protected us and provided for our return for home assignment.
Now as we travel and share with churches here in America, and then return to Japan early next year, we look forward to seeing how God will work.