This time arriving in Haiti was different than before.The new airport was arranged and ready to go.You went through a different part of customs and yes there were still military people there,some helicopters and still a few military guys walking around.It takes some time getting all of our bags together then begins the fun!!
There are people waiting to help you with your bags...some are just grabbing at your bags which can be annoying but there is always the same guy that has "his team" that always take care of us and get everyone off us so we can move!!
This pic is all of us trying to get the our "limo" for the week....It was hot,muggy and looked like it was going to pour the rain...
Here is our "limo" for the week..hahaha...Believe me it is better than the last truck.This holds our bags on top and all of us just pile in it for the 2-3hr drive,which actually took 3.5 hrs to get to the Orphanage this time..
As we are driving through Port Au Prince,I didn't snap a lot of pics,but I did notice it was not what I had expected and seen on TV.Some of it was cleaner and maybe we weren't going to the parts that had been on TV but it did seem cleaner than the last 2 trips I have been on.
This man was pulling this and I thought it was an awesome picture
We did see A LOT of tents put up.This made me sad...especially with the sky looking like it was going to rain.The one thing I did notice was the mountains in the back.If you look at this pic you can see them.I don't ever remember seeing them so clear in the background as I do now.Yes it is still dusty,but it just seemed so clearer to me...
I hate to see all the trash near the market area.This remains the same,and smells the same.Once you go to Haiti and smell the stench of trash,rotten foods,fires burning,exhaust all mixed together you never forget it ever.
This picture looks like concrete mixed in the trash.When I see this I think of Sept 11...when the twin towers fell and everything looked like that dusty..I thought of this as soon as I saw it..
I loved this..Medications/Drugs placed on water buckets for sale..HA...we laughed when we saw this and wondered if there was anything that we forgot that this man had...but with all joking aside we also knew this is sad because medication and pharmacies are scare in Haiti unless you have lots of money to buy.This is why God has us as a medical team here...To give free medical care,free medicine to the "least of these"
What a joy when we saw these boys playing in the back of a pick up truck butt naked with water! Even the midst of seeing the trash and the tent cities,smelling the smells,we still see JOY!! People laughing..People with HOPE...
This trip was a beautiful trip that was my fave trip ever.I felt more free than ever.I felt more comfortable with my love of Christ than I have ever felt and even at times when I held back some due to fear he was there with his arms wrapped around me and I felt it more than I ever have in my life.
Continue to read my journey on this trip....I will update daily each day what we did..