Camila – EasyFly, Colombia, South America
“My name is Camila, I am a flight attendant at EASYFLY, a domestic Colombian airline, where my husband also works as a flight operations officer. We met at the company and got married two years ago. In March 2020, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Colombian government declared a total quarantine in the country and the airline management told us that our employment contract would be suspended for two months. At that time, I was very scared because my husband and I depended financially on this job. We had never seen ourselves in this kind of situation before, but what I did not know at that time was that God was going to teach us to depend totally on him and not on a job.
Those two months became six months, but God, in his immense mercy, sustained us. We never lacked anything during this time. God placed people here on earth to help us and even in times of a global crisis and without earning any money, He paid our debts. Besides, it was a time where we got closer to God, and we shared more time as a couple. We learned to value our job. We undoubtedly enjoyed this quarantine while God supported and protected us from this virus.
In September, the airports started to be open for commercial flights, and we were called to work again. I, as a flight attendant, returned and found many changes and biosecurity protocols which included not providing service on board, so I was going to have more leisure time during flights. I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do during this time, so during the cruise stage, I started reading the Bible and Christian books. God has used those moments to speak to my heart, even to touch me so strongly to the point I found myself crying. Then I asked Him ‘God please don’t touch me right now because the passengers can’t see me crying.’ However, God is so beautiful that He even kept my privacy in a plane full of people. Without a doubt, 2020 will be a year that we will not forget, not only because of COVID-19, but because God showed us in His immense love that He has everything under control.”