‘The Lord answered our prayers,’ says minister aboard flight that landed on remote island
Brent MissildineAn Alabama preacher and his family headed on a mission trip to the Philippines were aboard a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing on the remote Pacific Ocean island of Midway on Friday.
Brent Missildine, pulpit minister for the Prattville Church of Christ, told WSFA 12 News in Montgomery, Ala., he fell asleep and awoke to “a strong smell of smoke.”
“My wife (Lisa), my daughter (Sarah) and I prayed together and accepted whatever God’s will was,” Missildine said, “but of course asked for our lives to be spared. And thankfully, I believe the Lord answered our prayers, and we were able to land on Midway island.”
The Prattville church expressed thanks on its Facebook page for the family’s survival and posted a photo of Missildine holding a Bible and addressing fellow passengers after the emergency landing:
This picture is of Brent while on Midway. He is inviting anyone who felt like they weren’t ready to meet God, to sit down and study the Bible and learn how they can be ready. God is good!
The Missildines were part of an Open Door Ministry mission team of more than a dozen people led by Demar Elam, a member of the West Hobbs Street Church of Christ in Athens, Ala.
In a comment to The Christian Chronicle, Missildine said:
Each person on our team showed courage and strength. After the captain addressed (the) crowd of passengers, Demar shouted out his trademark phrase, “God is good,” and many people then shouted “All the time.” Demar said it three times. It was great encouragement to all. This truly was a team effort.
Look for additional coverage of the group’s experience in the upcoming print edition of the Chronicle.