June 19, 2011

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I’m not sure if I ever really get used to the same old gig of getting to Pensacola at 5:30 a.m. to get checked in. This trip is special though because I am going with 3 people who have never gone to Haiti with me before. Bob Browning of FBCFWB and Curt Meadows from Destin are traveling with me. We are supposed to hook up with Chuck Grueber from MN in Port Au Prince.

Normal trip as always PNS/Miami and PAP, even the baggage claim at PAP went smoothly. Bob has never been here before and I always love to see how people react when they first get to Haiti. We collected our chum, met up with Harry my dear Haitian brother, got in a tap-tap and headed toward God’s Planet Guest House. When we arrived we were met by Joe and Kelley and their six kids. This family is here for 11 weeks to run the guest house.

We dropped our stuff off at the guest house and headed back to the air port to get Chuck. When we got there he was no where to be found. We found out that his flight from Fort Lauderdale had been cancelled. We then had to find a cyber café to check and see if I had any messages. Sure enough he was stuck in Ft. Lauderdale and eventually was not able to get a flight to Haiti until Tuesday. So he decided to go back to MN. God knows all and I guess it was not the time.

When we arrived back at the guest house they were cooking chicken on the grill for supper. So, while we were waiting Curt, aka “David Copperfield” put on a magic show for the kids that brought much joy, curiosity and laughter. I love to see people take time to recognize opportunities to minister. Bob and I talked to the proprietors and got to know then a little bit. I really enjoyed this time here, these are really sweet people. Tomorrow should be awesome as everyday in Haiti has the chance to be. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!