I have set at my desk from 7:30 AM until 8 PM trying to get 11 proposals out to waiting adoptive parents, writing letters that I needed to do before I left, and trying to answer a few emails too! Because I sat there all day, now my back is killing me. Three pain pills and hopefully, I’ll be good enough to pack before I go to bed!
I keep thinking that I am forgetting something that I am supposed to take with me to the States, but I cannot think what it is! In the middle of the day, the “statue” man came to sell me some wood carved statues. I think he is over priced because a few years ago, I could get a wood statue for a reasonable price and now he asks US Dollars and his prices have tripled. I did not have much patience with him today, so I left Laurie to deal with him! She bought 3 statues for 80 dollars less than what he was asking me. She does better than I do bargaining with the merchants. But at least I got 3 nice statues for the fundraiser in Colorado on the 18th.
Monday, we received a container full of tents and lots of food! It was from Edmonton, Canada. Then today, we received another container from Edmonton, Canada! That is the last of the Canadian containers that are in Haiti. We still have one more container that is from the USA that was “lost” on the dock, but found a week or so ago. We will be so happy to have a small break from unloading containers, sorting donations, and distributing them out. It is a lot of work and tiring work, but rewarding work too! But it will be nice to have a short break for a couple of weeks.
On Tuesday, the staff and volunteers distributed 400 bags of donations to people in the Kenscoff area. A lot of people came out to get their bag of goodies! They are already making more bags to distribute on Monday. This time, we will do 300 to 400 and give them out to families.
In the middle of all of this, they brought our new water purification system and started to set it up. When it is finished, all of the water in the house will be filtered water. Even the water coming out of the sinks! We hope this will cut down on some diarrhea in the nursery.
Pastor Brandon gave a nice little devotional right after supper tonight. It was about 10 minutes and I think it was enjoyed by all.
Well, I better go pack. I hate leaving but I really need a break and just some rest out of Haiti.
Look at our photos from the containers and distribution1
Posted on Wed, September 8, 2010
by Dixie Bickel