They were trying to escape all the abortions and homosexuals in America.
After being lost at sea for about two months the Gastonguay family from Arizona were rescued this weekend, in the Pacific by a Venezuelan fishing boat.
Hannah Gastonguay, her husband Sean, their two daughters and her father-in-law left the US in May claiming to have had enough of all the homosexuality, abortions, taxes and the “state controlled church”. So they did what any religious fanatic with a sense of adventure and disregard for common sense would do: took off in a boat for a remote island in the Pacific.
The Christian family chose the island of Kiribati as their ideal destination since they “didn’t want to go anywhere big” and thought the island to be “one of the least-developed countries in the world.” The family said that they, ”Decided to take a leap of faith and see where God led them,” which ended up not being where they had initially planned. Unsurprisingly, the family never made it to their Blue Lagoon-like fantasy, the island is about halfway between Hawaii and Australia and more than 8,000 km away from San Diego, where they departed from.
A few weeks after their departure the family was hit by several storms that damaged their boat and caused them to go adrift. It was 91 days into their trip that they were found by a Venezuelan fishing boat, “Do you know where you’re at? You’re in the middle of nowhere,” the captain said to Gastonguay according to the Associated Press. The family was then transferred to a Japanese cargo ship that went on to drop the family off in Chile.
The Gastonguays really lucked out being rescued, especially seeing as they were almost out of food and living on “some juice and honey” and whatever fish they were able to catch.
“We believed God would see us through,” Gastonguay told the AP. The Christian family claim they aren’t a part of any church and keep their faith by reading the Bible and through prayer.
Still not satisfied with almost having their family – including a three-year-old and an infant – killed, Hannah Gastonguay said that they will “go back to Arizona and come up with a new plan.” It seems that they’re willing to pay a high price to get away from their abortion-having, homosexual compatriots.
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