This morning as everyone’s alarms went off they were all quickly silenced. Everyone took their sweet time rolling out of bed as we slowly shook off the last bits of sleep still stuck in our hazy eyes. We happily ate our pancakes and eggs over muffled grunts back and forth barely interpreted as morning greetings. None the less we were ready for another day at the village.
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Today we awoke to another day in Haitian paradise. The past couple of days had been considered “cool days” to many of the locals but were still blazing hot to us Americans. Today, however, we were going to feel the full fury of the Haitian sun for it was already extremely hot at eight in the morning when we set off for work.
This morning we awoke early, yes another early morning, but this time to the smell of pancakes and eggs prepared by Pastor Bill and Darren. Of course this got the entire team up and ready for the day. Some of us were sore and some of us refused to accept the fact that they were sore hoping that if they kept denying it, it would somehow become true. None the less we all set out for our second day of work.
This morning the team awoke for another early morning call that we have all become accustomed to. Our morning started off a little shaky because the gas at our house was not working. That meant no pancakes, and no pancakes means a group of disgruntled mission’s workers. However, we were all so excited to get to the village for our first day of work that it didn’t seem to phase us.
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.
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!!