After 13 long hours in the bus, the team arrived safely at the guesthouse in Cambry, their base of operations for the week. The trip, though long, was smooth except for a slight hold up at the Haitian border – the troops guarding it had closed the gate and only some persuasive speech by Dony St. Germain, Dou Dou (an ESMI staffer), and the driver got them through.
Their trip took them through Port au Prince, where they saw some of the devastation first hand, including the tent cities that have sprung up and the flattened presidential palace.
Except for Ted, who is preaching, the team will be allowed to sleep in the morning, attending church in the evening only. During the day they will acclimate themselves and meet some of the orphans, whose number at Cambry alone has increased by 400 since the earthquake.
Their ministry will begin in full on Monday, February 22.