Friday, December 31, 2010

nou isit--- we are here :)

In the words of Rob, "Your journey started as a survival." And gracious he was right. None of our bags made it to Port de Paix yesterday...we did not realize what a blessing it was. Our tap tap ride was not over packed and we made it across the big river. PTL! However, our truck broke down about 30minutes into our drive. A MESS....between the language barrier and no cell phone service...we were not sure what to do. Half the team was helping the Haitian's push the truck to jump start the engine...after about 1.5 hrs...we gave up. The Tap Tap driver said he had contacted rob and we should wait for him. We knew though that we had to start walking as the sun started to go down. I can't explain the emotions we encountered. But I can say that our team exhibited great strength. We didn't realize quite how far we were from Passe Catabois. Just as we were reaching our breaking point, Rob showed up in the tractor and wagon. He was a blessing from God. He helped us climb into the wagon and drove us to the house. Madame Jal had made us Haitian speghatti...suprisingly delicious!!! We were so exhausted and ready to get to bed. We all enjoyed a nice frigid, freezing, cold shower!!! oh well...the beds were soft and welcoming. We all slept until ten this morning. We are enjoying the people and the beautiful children here. Ann-Marie, the doctor here, is still in Port de Paix. She was supposed to ride back with us yesterday, but there was a misunderstanding. It is working out though. She is gathering supplies and gas for the hospital/mission house. Hopefully our bags will make it to Port de Paix today. We are anxious for her arrival. Our team is going to take shifts at the hospital to help Ann-Marie and let her get some sleep. Many prayers are needed here. We are so needed here...

I want our parents to know that we are safe. And we can feel God's presence with every step we take. We have sweet people caring for us and teaching us.

love and many blessing...

Jessica, Mary Kate, Christin, Dustin, Rachel, and Jacob

8 comments:

Maria said...

I'm sorry about your bags and all of the chaos that came with your arrival. But I'm so glad that yall are safe, and now the fun can begin! Love some beautiful Haitians for me. We will keep praying :)

Patricia said...

Praying for a wonderful and safe adventure in Haiti. Please God may these brave souls see Your face in everyone they meet.

Jeff Robinson said...

I pray you will all be greatly used of the Lord, and that you exalt Jesus in all you do. We are praying for y'all continually

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the bag. Im glad you guys made it safe. Please hug Anne Marie for me when you see her. Love on my babies for me. Have a great rest of the trip. I love you. Marrah.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great trip! I wish I had been there for all that trying situation! Shout that Gospel loud and love tough and big! I have joy because of what the Lord is sowing through and in you guys and gals.

much love- Norm

Bec said...

praying for you guys. Hope you have your bags by now, but there's never any tellin' in Haiti! ;)

love you!

DrummerGirl said...

Guess Who!!!
just landed in America and realized I must wait longer to see all ya'll.Booboo.missing each of you and sooo excited for the team!PTL for a beautiful mess of traveling,haha.Had a very similar experience but it was a bus and snowing.PTL for a Sovereign God!Rock it out friends!Been lifting you up like crazy and know God is using you mightily.
"Look at the Nations and be amazed.For I am doing something in your own day.Something you wouldn't believe even if I told you."~Habakkuk 1:5

Maegan Danielle said...

So glad to hear that yall made it safely!!!! Praying for yall every day!! Obviously the devil tried to attack you immediately and I am so glad His children prevailed!!! =) Yall are such a blessing to so many!! God bless yall and Cant wait to hear all about it when yall get back safely in the name of Jesus!!! Lots of love and prayers going yalls way!!

Maegan Danielle