It has been a long 2 days of travel and we are finally in HAITI! As our plane landed in Port-au-Prince reality set in that we are finally in Haiti. For some of this it is returning to a place and people that we know and love, but for others this is their first time to experience Haiti. As we went through customs, immigration and baggage claim it was one step closer to being out and in the culture. We were greeted at the airport by Shalmie (our driver) and some of the older boys from the orphanage (Guinsley, Asten, and Wilberson). We loaded our bags into the back of a dump truck and loaded ourselves into a van and were on our way. As we drove to pastor Jean Alix's house we noticed all kinda of new things: smoother and paved roads, pedestrian bridges, new buildings, but the most shocking of all was the absence of the tents and tent cities. Jen and Jeff were here in December and there were still 2 large tent cities, one by the airport and the other in Petionville. But today they are gone. There is the return of parks, grass, playgrounds, and that center part of the community that has been gone for so long. It Is strange not to have that part o the culture and scenery, but it is amazing to know that Haiti is being rebuilt. When we got to the pastors we spent the day here resting and hanging out with the family. We are sitting down to an amazing dinner right now an are looking forward to tomorrow. Tomorrow we get to worship with our Haitian brothers and sisters.
Pray for rest.
Pray for team unity.
Pray for our worship.
Pray for god to teach, use and mold us.