WE HAVE ARRIVED! (Day 1)
Our day started at the airport at 4:15 AM. Snow flurries and slow snow plows couldn’t keep us away. Seventeen of our team made the way through security checks to gate G-1 where we waited for our flight to Atlanta to depart. We were flying out with a second Healing Haiti team of twelve from Crystal. All of us were recognizable by our grey Healing Haiti tee-shirts. Our waiting at the gate allowed us time to get to know each other better, just making sure we could call each other by name. People were curious about who we were and what we were off to do. We gladly shared our mission with them.
We arrived in Atlanta where our team became complete at 18 team members, with Linda flying in from Des Moines to join us. Our second leg of the journey brought us to Port-au-Prince where we successfully maneuvered through security to get our bags. We were met by our Tap-Tap which is like a bus that took us to the Healing Haiti compound. We explored the compound and moved into our rooms. We relaxed on the balcony and received our orientation by Grace, the long-term missionary on grounds. Shortly after, we ate our supper together around the long table that accommodated all of us.
This evening we had our first team meeting. It provided more time of getting to know each other and sharing each of our “Word of the Day”. Some of our words included fortunate, anticipation, intimidated, grateful, trust, curiosity, smooth, coffee, love, stranger, peace, success, and opportunity. Tomorrow we will jump right into our ministry by going with the water truck into Cite Soleil. Dear Lord use us!