Today we had yet another early morning call as we all got ready for our last flight to Haiti. As soon as we got on the flight we were already being exposed to the people and culture of Haiti as many of us sat by a Haitian citizen. Our excitement grew with each minute that ticked by on the plane ride.
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One by one all eight of us made our way to the church bright and early this morning. After many sips from our familiar Starbucks coffee cups and the real life Tetris game that was the back of the Flory’s truck, which was packed to the top with suitcases full of donations for the people of Haiti, we headed off towards good ol' MCI. Once we reached the airport we checked all sixteen bags and headed for the plane. We soon settled into all of our seats and were ready for takeoff.
During the flight many of us had the opportunity to speak with other travelers about where we were headed and what we were doing, sharing God’s
We're sending another team to Haiti on Saturday, October 18--the team blog posts should begin appearing here within a couple of days of their arrival in Haiti. This team will have both a construction crew and a medical crew. Please pray for safety as they travel, and for their stamina, health, and safety while they are there. Please pray also that God will demonstrate his love, both to them and through them.
Another rooster, another dawn, another great breakfast and off to work. We ride in the back of a flatbed truck that is on it’s 3rd reincarnation. In Haiti reincarnation works on a downward spiral. But we do not have to walk! If one sits near the cab the diesel fumes cause you to forget the heat… and everything else. If you sit near the rear, the dust coats everything. One each ride one struggles with the conundrum of “where to sit” this time.
As the sun begins to rise, the roosters begin to crow…oh wait…it is the other way around. The roosters begin WELL before the sun begins to rise. It brings to mind the Indian way of signaling with smoke….one leads to another. So far it has been determined that there are 437 different “communities” of roosters. It makes one long for chicken soup!!
Just wanted to quickly let our readers know that the first team made it home safely on Saturday, February 15, according to schedule. We were tired and sunburned and a bit travel-weary, but our return trip was uneventful--always a blessing during international travel.
Here’s the sort of thing you don’t see everyday in the States: during our morning bus ride to the Kids Alive compound today, team member Carolyn suddenly pointed out the side of the bus, shouting, “Oh my gosh!!” We all looked where she was pointing and saw a Haitian woman carrying a large metal bowl on her head—with a complete cow’s head in it.