Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where Were You 10 Years Ago?

Where were you on 09-11-2001? Today is 09-11-2011,  10 years later.

10 years later.  It's been a decade since September 11, 2001.  Where were you?

Ten years ago, my family and I were in Indianapolis, IN.  We were living and working at a complex called "South Campus", where Russian children were being trained.  These children were considered "orphans" even though many had family members and some even had parents (to complex to explain here).

I was in one of the offices working on some financial records when my daughter came running in, she was in a panic, they were listening to a radio and heard that a plane had flown into one of the twin towers.  I would not have believed her if she had not been so upset!
Let me give you some background: My husband had (and still is) been in the airline industry for over 15 years, he had taken a leave of absence from his job to work as missionaries with these Russian children.  Because of that background, I knew how difficult it would be for a large aircraft to fly into one of the twin towers by accident.

Being in Indianapolis we were far removed from what was happening, yet it was effecting us all in ways we could not begin to imagine!

We listened in shock as the day continued to unfold with more attacks - the loss of lives would continue for too long...  Airlines shut down, all flights were grounded.  We learned later that one of our friends was on a flight to New York to see his daughter, waiting to hear - trying to find out what flight he was on, it was more than difficult.

We prayed like we had never prayed before... People were turning to God, seeking answers, looking for hope!
God has been faithful, the road has not been an easy one but God has been faithful!

We are thankful that our friend was safe in New York with his daughter, due to this attack everything changed with the Russian children and they had to return to Russia, we had to extend our leave from the airline (or terminate), with the Russian children gone - our "mission" was over. 

Time has a way of erasing bad things from our memories, I hope we never forget those lost their lives that day.  I hope we will remember all the people who worked, many giving their lives, in search and rescue.  I hope we will remember that God is faithful!

We continue to pray for the "children" who are now adults, for the families who lost loved ones, and for America to be healed.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and 

pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear 

from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chron 

7:14 (KJV)

9/11 By the Numbers: 10 Years Later
A numerical breakdown of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

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