My boys got up this morning and said, “why is it still cold and foggy out? The hurricane has passed!” Today is COLD here. Even for me and I very seldom get cold here, it is cold! We have had some very thick fog rolling in and covering the area since yesterday.
Pastor Joel Trimble said at church this morning that only 10 tents were lost at the tent city where he goes to help out. Fifty-five thousand people live in this tent city and only 10 tents were lost. It could have been so much worse.
He also told a story of a young man in the tent city who is a new Christian. He saw him standing outside of his tent this morning as he was going down there to preach. He was not dressed for church and when Pastor Joel asked him why he was not ready for church, this man said that he had a cousin die and he loaned his only pair of good shoes to his brother so that he could go to the funeral! How sad is it that the reality in Haiti is that brothers have to share shoes and miss church when the other brother needed them?
We have an adoptive father coming in tonight from France. His flight was delayed because of the hurricane. He was due to arrive on Friday, but all flights were cancelled. We are thankful that he is able to get in tonight and go to the French Embassy than tomorrow.
This week will be a busy one. We have to get some things done that could not be done last week due to holidays and the hurricane. We need to get medical visas for a couple of children, work with the engineer on the Fort Jacques property, and I am still looking for a new lawyer for GLA. Plus we have new volunteers and a team coming this week. It promises to be a very busy week!
Posted on Sun, November 7, 2010
by Dixie Bickel