Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Today was a fantastic day, at least from my perspective. I actually completed the trifecta that we set out to accomplish on the web site for this trip. The work at Z’ Orange will continue as always. But today I was able to get up to Peligre to see the new work that we are looking into. Also, Harry and JoJo took me to Harry’s property to show me the wall around the property that is almost complete.
Today started out as a free for all with everyone heading off in different directions. That was cool with me. I took the opportunity to venture out on my own and take full advantage of a chance that I may not have again on this trip. I contacted Pastor Harry and he hooked me up with JoJo the driver dude who has become a very good friend. We all took off to Peligre at the nudging of the Holy Spirit. I truly feel that this is something God is leading me to. Harry was excited to go because we have talked about it for a while. It was so cool to see how it all worked out. The drive was beautiful. It was about two hours plus from Port au Prince and was way up in the mountains. When we arrived in the town I was amazed at the hydro electric damn that was there. This was built in the 1950’s and was a prime power source for Port au Prince even with it being so far away. This is a very small village to hold such a monster of concrete marvel.
As we pulled into the village I had no idea of where to start looking for Matt and Fede. Matt is the guy I met 4 or 5 months ago from the States who is helping with some of the building projects at the orphanage. Fede and his wife Darlie are the young couple that runs the orphanage. We got out of the car and asked a couple of locals where we might find Fede and this old lady came up and said I am Madam Fede, he is my son and I can take you to him. WOW! Was that a God thing or not? Here we are two plus hours from anything familiar and we find our dude right off the bat. We spent a lot of time talking with both men about the work, vision and mission of the organization. I was very satisfied with what we talked about and about what came out of these young men. It was very refreshing and Harry was also very encouraged.
We will get more info about this new work that we pray God will give us discernment about and post it on the sight. We’ll pray about how He might allow us to be a part of it. Once we left the village we headed back down the mountain and went out to Harry’s property. He almost has the walls of his home complete and I am extremely burdened to help him build this house. I pray that people will hear this plea and help GMSM take a vital role in making this a reality. Harry is truly a servant of all servants, he spends so much time not only shepherding his flock in his church but also shepherding the people in his community. He, at the very least deserves a safe, stable place for his family to live in.
Today was one of the best days I have had in Haiti. Only a few other times could rival it! Next best will be if I can get up to Sister Fani’s house. I am done and exhausted, what a blessed day! Joe and Bill arrived this afternoon so I think the whip will be cracking for the rest of the week.