Haiti, March 2012

(March 11-16, 2012)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Here I go again off to my second home. I am privileged to be going with a group from the FBC of Gulf Breeze Florida. This would include the lead pastor Jeff Spoonybarger and his daughter Sarah, Daniel and his daughter Maidison, Teresa and Natalie.

The group picked me up in Destin and we proceeded to Panama City to catch a flight to Ft. Lauderdale. Once there we spent the night so we could catch the early flight out to Port au Prince. When we arrived in Port, Harry was there as always with our bag man Sherrie to help us get all our chum to the tap tap. Once loaded up we headed off to our place of refuge.

This place never ceases to amaze me. This guest house that Harry had found for us was like no other I’d ever seen. Absolutely beautiful, hot showers, a/c and a swimming pool of all things. A hot shower, you gotta be kidding me. The pool I can grasp a hold of but I did not know hot water even existed in Haiti. This would be something I am definitely not familiar in Haiti. It will serve a great purpose for the group and it will also help drive home Haitis need once they step out in to the real Haiti. And that is exactly what we did.

Harry came with a tap tap to pick us up and we took the team down to the Presidential Palace area to see the street life of Haiti and what’s left of the post earthquake mess. We walked around for an hour or so and this really helped hammer home the severity of Haiti and its people. Praise God by the humbled look on the faces of our team. We came back to the guest house to all the comforts of home and let the team debrief their thoughts. A very interesting first day. Tomorrow we will head to the EBST school and Harry’s church to see another face of Haiti. I can tell this team is special.