9. November 2010 15:56
This is a post sent from Bunnie Eads, one of the members of our current team in Haiti.
We got to Haiti without a hitch after a 3 a.m. departure from Grace, the only eventful moment being a dicey landing in Chicago. The view from the plane as we landed in Haiti was much greener than it was right after the earthquake. There was also less visible damage from the hurricane than we anticipated. We were greeted by stifling heat and a crowded baggage claim. After a long drive to Pastor Pierre’s home, we were warmly welcomed by his family. We were thankful for a cool shower and a restful evening.
Early this morning, Gary drove the “Chambrun Express Bus” through the rough terrain to church. Within seconds of stepping on campus we were surrounded by beautiful children who never left our side.
Lucy Rodriguez with a new friend.
We joined in a 4-hour church service, which included Sunday school, lively worship, lots of smiles and a musical presentation by our team. God’s presence comes to the congregation so evidently through Pastor Pierre’s teaching. Church was followed by a leisurely meal in the new cafeteria.
Worshiping with our Haitian brothers and sisters.
In the afternoon, two of Pierre’s assistants drove us into Port-au-Prince to see the damage from the earthquake. Those who had previously been to Haiti were amazed at how much rubble has been cleared away. However, everyone was disappointed in the amount of devastation that still remains.
A view from the bus.
Our trip home was interrupted by a “bus vs. tap-tap” incident. The drivers pulled over to “talk” it over while we waited. Everyone was relieved to arrive back “home” safely.