Posted: Apr 20, 2010 12:48 AM by Jim Hummel
Updated: Apr 20, 2010 12:48 AM
The plume of volcanic ash hovering over Europe has left a Lafayette missionary group stranded in Romania. 16 men and women from Crossroads Church have been doing missionary work in that country for two weeks and were due home this past Sunday. However, their mission was unexpectedly extended by that volcanic eruption in Iceland.
"Their flights have been grounded and they're stuck out there trying to get back home," said Phil Bergeron, a staff-member at the church who also works with the Master's Commission, an international discipleship program which brought the group to Romania.
Bergeron has spoke to the missionaries via Skype and says their spirits are high, and they're enjoying the opportunity to be able to do more work in Romania. The missionaries are hoping to be able to catch a flight home to Lafayette as early as Thursday.