A Story from Haiti Day 2
Friday, July 20, 2012
This morning was the first morning to wake in Haiti. I was one of the first people up, so I went out to the patio where it was a bit cooler. As I stood and looked around, I was trying to take as much as I could in. I still can not fathom the devastation that this already poor country is going through. If I were to close my eyes, I would be taking something beautiful and peaceful in. The birds were singing and there was a wonderful breeze.
As the morning went on more and more people passed by. The men with work hats on, the women with their barrels on their heads filled with anything from empty coke bottles to bread and eggs and the woman next door sweeping her outside patio. While observing and having some quite time on my own, I heard a man shouting. I got up to see what was going on. The man was about a block away, pacing back in forth, holding a book in his hand. No one was paying him any attention. He started to walk and got closer and closer. That was when I realized he was preaching the word of God with all of his heart. I watched him until he was out of sight.
At the orphanages today we were greeted again by singing and dancing. I had tried to prepare myself for the drive to Carrefour but was unsuccessful. Carrefour is about a 45 minutes drive from the mission house. To get there you have to drive through the poorest area of town. The streets are covered with trash and debris. The tent cities there will break your heart.Thousands and thousands of people live right on top of each other with no sanitation. The people are to scared to return to what they once called home to try to start to rebuild.
With all of that being said please help and continue to pray for this team and all the people involved. Pray that His light shine through us onto these precious children that God has entrusted us with.