I just wanted to send out a quick update on some possibly exciting, maybe pretty important, has the potential to be great, news!
Today, after talking with Patrick and Leslie Henry while heading down to Florida for meetings, planning out a few next steps, and researching some potential departure dates; we learned that Delta is scheduling their first international flights to Argentina on December 31st!
Our current tickets that were purchased in January have been on hold since the lockdown in March. We have until December 2022 to use them, however we must pay an additional fee for changing the dates. We booked December 31st to possibly fly out! We only had to pay an additional $241, but if I’m honest…totally worth every penny to get to our mission field!
Best and worst case scenarios:
Best case, we get on the plane New Year’s Eve and arrive in Buenos Aires January 1, 2021 with no hiccups! (And all our luggage!)
Worst case, Delta cancels the flight due to COVID restrictions, and we qualify for a full refund. We then look at other airlines that are flying into the country and book the earliest one we can!
Basically, a win win!
Please pray with us about this situation! Needless to say, our hopes are up and we are experiencing that excitement we had at the beginning of March! Also, pray with us as we will need to redo our FBI background checks and apostiles (that special and expensive stamp) for our visa paperwork. This process will cost us another $700 – $1000 before it is all said and done.
Thank you for always being so kind to pray with us and for us! We are beyond excited and hopeful for an open door to get to the field and get to work!
Your Missionaries to Argentina,
Stephen, Ashlee, Peyton, Eli, and Neyland
The Underwood Family