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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Haiti Trip Update #2

The team had a full day of worship today; approximately 8 hours spread over three different services for most.

Phil G preached twice at Good Shepherd this morning; Craig M at Cambry at 10:00 a.m., and David Y this evening at Good Shepherd. All connected well with the congregation and did an outstanding job. The services themselves were rollicking and lively, as is usual in Haiti.

Kids at all services attached themselves to our team and the team loved it! Kids are definitely a highlight of the time in Haiti for our teams. One fell asleep in Ted’s lap during this evening’s services.

Between services this afternoon, there was some time to visit the clinic that will be the center of activity tomorrow for the medical and children’s teams. This visit was a good introduction, and the team spent some time this evening organizing supplies from the duffels now that they have a better idea what will be needed tomorrow.

There was also some time of enforced rest this afternoon – after a 16 hour travel day yesterday for most of the team and the challenges of the heat (at least 100 today with high humidity) it was necessary to do so. Their sleeping rooms are air conditioned when the electricity is running. A blessing!

Twelve to 15 pastors were flown in from Gonaives for the seminar tomorrow and were at church this evening. The seminars will be held in Cayes, about 15 minutes away from the clinic in Cambry where the med and children’s teams will be working. Also on the docket tomorrow: finding the necessary supplies to build the benches for Charette. Our friend Philemon will take the construction team to secure the necessary items.

Please pray for patience and the ability to adapt tomorrow as the teams learn to work together and find a way to bring order into the chaos that is always the first day of ministry. Pray that the carpentry supplies will be found quickly and at a fair price. Also, please pray that the air conditioning remain on tonight so that all can rest well and recover from a very hot day. Some are struggling with the heat – Ted thinks it’s the hottest he’s seen thus far. Please pray that it not be a hindrance to health or ministry.

Cell signals seem okay in Cambry, so hopefully another update tomorrow night…

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