Haiti, October 17, 2012

It has been a long two months since I’ve been back down to Haiti. Almost two months between trips. That’s the longest span in over a year. I’ve been blessed to make it down every month or so. That really does keep things fresh. I am excited as always to be coming but I come with a very heavy heart.  Harry’s mother passed away last Friday and it was totally unexpected. Of course I think most deaths are that way.

Harry’s mother was a Christ follower but if I hear one more person tell me “she’s in a better place if she was a Christian,” I’m gonna puke.  Hey we all know that, that’s the promise we are given by God but it does not take away from the fact that death is painful and he and his family will miss her dearly.  Any set back in this country is huge.

We are here this time with Nancy and my good friend Tim. This is a very exciting trip because the first part of the trip will be spent at the school doing some teacher training. Of course Nancy will handle all that stuff and Tim and I will be spectating gofers.

The second part of the trip will be down south to Jacmel and we will spend time at the orphanage and out in the community strengthening relationships. As usual Harry was waiting for us at the airport with all smiles. It’s good to see my brother again. We went to the guest house to settle in. This is Tim’s first time here and Nancy is becoming an old pro at this. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.