Well nothing changes for the Haiti trips. Up and out the door much earlier than I prefer but hey what’s a missionary to do. At least I did not have to worry about dealing with it all by myself, my brother Curt took me and saved Kim some much needed zzzz’s. Chuck from TEM was on the flight also and headed to Haiti to do some mission stuff.
Once I got to Miami I met up with Jeff Poland (my cousin) and financial director of Immanuel UMC in Kentucky and one of his Christian brothers Chad Simms from the same fellowship. We had some lunch in the airport and talk a little strategy for the next few days.
This will be a trip of accountability, trust, obedience and calling to a partner. This is the dirty stuff that the bible tells us and warns us about. How we deal with it is key to our own call. God has put me with two fine,strong warriors who will enter the battle with me. This has the potential to be a true bummer but I also know God has this totally under control. No matter what happens God is putting his hand to the plow and calling His people together to build a stronger coalition of believers.
Once we touched down in PAP we were met by a key component to the newly plowed field. His name is David and has been in Haiti since the quake. I have met his wife Nicole by phone only and she was so kind to turn us on to her husband. They also are working down here but under the umbrella of Eyes Wide Open. Great folks and I can’t tell you how stoked I am to find like-minded people to fellowship with and work with. He took us to his house and took care of us and offered us a place to stay for the rest of the week. Cool day, praise God from whom all blessings flow.