The day has ended and we are all still decompressing from the day. The team split into two groups: one visited a neighboring mission work in the mountains, and the other group procured supplies in Port Au Prince for the school addition.
The group that visited the mountain mission did a variety of work including medical as well as malnutrition screening. As always, the stark beauty of the mountains framed against the bright blue of the Haitian sky & the heat of the sun was stunning.
The group which procured supplies got to experience traffic in Port Au Prince first hand, with no less than a 5 hour drive through the streets and byways of the sprawling city. I’m told that many prayers were offered up as the trip went on! (ha!) Traffic in Port can be a bit harrowing for first time visitors—although not that different from that in many parts of the world I’m told. There don’t seem to be particular traffic laws, nor lines, nor lights to govern the stream of tap-taps and larger school buses that are loaded down with humanity and supplies. The supplies, once obtained, were returned to the orphanage for use on the school addition, which the men will work on in the next several days.
Today our day ended on a lighter note, taking measure of the “funny things” that had happened during the day, and appreciating the laughter and humor that can be found in each moment.
What will tomorrow bring? Who knows….but I am sure that God has a plan for it.