Right now, I'm in Haiti!! Yes, I know I'm the world traveler lately. God is so good! I'm a part of a team of La. Baptists who are looking at establishing a partnership with a pastor to build a medical clinic, orphanage and a church. I've only been here since Thursday but already have been overwhelmed by what I've seen and learned.
Here's a few things I've learned/seen:
- It can cost between $6-$10 a day to feed an orphan. I easily spend that on one meal!
- Water is a precious valuable resource. Clean water- even better. I learned this truth as I was without water for the past two days and didn't get a shower until today. And whten I saw a man gather water with a bucket from a muddy pothole-full of mud and rainwater.
- The power of touch is amazing. Hugs are the universal language for kids.
- Samiritan's Purse is making a huge impact on Haiti- I saw several tarps with their logo on it. It's good to see a minstry using donations for the actual purpose.
- Families living on the side of the road in a house of tarp and poles.
- A once barren mountain area known as Caanan- now a tent city of half a million people. Yes, a half million.
- Churches in the area being planted.
- Voodoo services right next to my window. Makes for interesting noise to fall asleep to.
- Seeing kids sing Jesus Loves Me and Father Abraham in Creole.
- I have no desire to live here but definitley want to come back.