As for Elijah, there was no question over the decision. We were out here and very close to turning up another missing group. And that was the bedrock of his thinking.
Jezer expressed surprise over this decision given the concrete evidence for one versus the scant evidence of the wheel tracks for the other. Even when he added that rumors were afloat that the group in prison was facing capital charges, did nothing to budge Elijah off of his decision.
I was torn seeing the value behind both arguments. So I counseled to wait and pray for direction. My two friends concurred.
Thus we waited, prayed, and watched. And this morning we saw our answer – a tanker truck lumbering along.