I’ve said this in the past, ” Haiti has many faces”. Today will be a day where one goes from absolute chaos to serene. I left Sem’s guest house around 7:30 to go deep in Port au Prince to a place called Port Laogane. This is where Harry and I will have to catch a small bus to go over the mountain to the Jacmel area. The place where all the vehicles are is a verrrry sketchy place. You cannot go there to early or to late at night. Good people do not hang out there all the more reason why we need to get a vehicle down here ASAP. The bus place is a necessary evil until this happens. I will be able to avoid these places and have more freedom to move about safely when we have our own transportation. Harry and I are going to Jacmel to get away from his busy schedule at the church and school. We have many things to discuss about GMSM and our future in Haiti. Jacmel is a nice place on the coast, it’s cheaper to stay here and I can take Harrys phone away from him so we can have quality time for our discussions. Besides that I’d rather have these discussions at a nice place by the water than on the loud, dusty streets in Tabarre. We have good connections now in Jacmel and it is virtually hassle free. Going from Port to Jacmel is like going from total chaos to total peace.
Like always Jackson our taptap driver was there to intercept us from the drop off point and take is to the guest house in Cydavier. As always he takes me for a ride down the coast to look at the beautiful remote beaches. I saw several kids in the water surfing on boards left by an American. He stole my dream. We stopped and chatted with the young boys and watched them surf on the small but very playful waves. It was getting late in the day and the boys asked if I could join them tomorrow. I was stoked at the invitation and said “of course, what time”. They told me to come in the afternoon when they got out of school. We went to the guest house, got settled in and spent the rest of the night talking about GMSM, our vision, Harrys vision, accountability, stewardship and many other things. Tomorrow will be more of the same until I go to meet the young surfers. I have a headache now. I have to really be on my game when I have these kinds of conversations with Harry. I have to keep him focused. That’s why this is a good place for this. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.