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Dear Friends And Supporters Of The Robinsons
Wednesday, April 05, 2000
Greetings from Almost Heaven West Virginia! Yesterday
it was in the mid to high seventies, but now it is spitting snow and in the low forties!
As you may imagine, we are ready for some consistently warm temperatures. Lord willing, by
the time most receive this prayer letter we should be back on Carriacou and getting back
into the work to which the Lord has called us.
We are planning to drive from Beckley, West Virginia to
Dulles/Washington International Airport on Monday, April 10. The next morning, April 11,
we are scheduled to fly out at 7:07 AM. We are supposed to make one change or stop in
Puerto Rico, and then proceed on to the mainland of Grenada to land at 3:30 PM. We then
hope to recover ALL our bags, clear immigrations and customs, and leave on a high
speed fairy at 6:00 PM. We should arrive on Carriacou around 7:15 PM. Please pray for
our safety, for the arrival of all bags and boxes we plan to take with us (with six large
boxes as excess baggage). Also pray that we will be able to clear immigrations
and customs quickly and with little hassle and costs.
Thankfully, we have all recovered from our multiple automobile
accidents. Jeshua completed the therapy for his knee injury and was cleared the last part
of February. The first part of March I finally heard from the Department of Health and
Human Services (DHHR). They notified me that my health is too good for me to qualify for
any assistance with getting the CardioSeal procedure done to close the hole in my heart.
If you recall from our previous prayer letters, this hole is the likely source of the clot
that broke loose and caused the stroke back in April of last year. For the time being, I
have taken this decision as the Lords will and trust that He will take care of us
Once we received the news from the DHHR, we began taking immediate
steps to return to Carriacou. I was delayed for about two weeks as I struggled to correct
a stubborn oil leak on the car we have gotten for Tabitha to use. Some four oil pan
gaskets, and one head gasket later, the bottom of the engine is finally staying dry and I
feel better about turning it over to her.
We have made one crate (4 x 4 x 8 feet), and another (about 2.5 x
2.5 x 4 feet) was graciously provided. As of yesterday, they are both full and I hope to
close them up, label them, and see them shipped out later this week or early next week.
They should arrive on Carriacou about two to three weeks later. Please pray for their
transport to Carriacou as we plan to transship through St. Vincent directly to Carriacou
without going through the Grenada mainland this time. We hope to save time and money by
doing it this way. Also pray that the customs agents will be merciful to us once the
Because of high import duties on vehicles going into Grenada, we
are not able to take one with us this time. But we do have a plan in place. As we
explained in an earlier letter, the insurance company gave us a fair settlement for the
loss of our mini-van. We used about $1,500 of the insurance settlement to purchase and
fix-up the car we got for Tabitha. We plan to use the remaining $7000.00 to locate and
purchase a bus in Grenada, which is a mini-van that is capable of carrying
15-18 passengers. With what we have on hand we hope to find something that is seven to ten
years old and in reasonably good shape. By they way, we will likely be without a vehicle
for the first two to three weeks back on Carriacou because our 1987 Vista station-wagon
has to be inspected. Unfortunately, as I recall the inspectors will not likely be
available until the last few days of this month. Please pray that we will be able to
get alone without a vehicle until the Vista is street legal once more. Pray also for our
guidance and wisdom in locating and purchasing the right vehicle.
We have a multitude of personal thank-you notes that we need to
send out, and those will be forthcoming. However, I will take this opportunity to thank
Cross Lanes Bible Church for allowing us to stay in the missionary apartment, for
supplying us with a very nice vehicle to use, and for a very gracious special gift to help
with our outgoing expenses. God is good, and His children are also gracious. Thanks to all
for the special notes of encouragement and concern. Thanks also for the special financial
gifts and the donations of special materials including literature. We are especially
thankful for a Maytag washer and dryer that is only 11 years old, because our current set
is nearly 40 years old and nearly worn out! Thanks also to our supporters who have all
stood with us through recovery since I suffered the stroke. God is Good, and His people
are also not too shabby!
The family within the Kingdom of God is marvelous beyond description. We are blessed to be
a part of it, and we are thankful for those who continue to touch our lives with theirs as
constant earthly reminders that we are not alone.
Still looking up for Him as your coworkers,
Walter Robinson II
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