The flight down went well and we even got a view of Cuba from the air as we flew near its coast. We arrived around 2pm today without incident. You could see all the earthquake cracks still in the walls of the airport terminal. We got through immigration/customs easily. We were told in advance about all the men that would try to help us with our luggage, but were not quite prepared for the number wanting to help. With patience, we got out to our vans and Jerry, our NC Haiti Relief site coordinator, was there to meet us. We drove north through a portion of Port-a-Prince and could see so much damage and poverty.
We made it out towards the mountains and to the Samaritan's Purse Compound where we'll be staying this week. Jerry and Betty Oliver are our site coordinators and are from Smithfield, NC. We've been working this afternoon to pack and label anti-malarial medicine into correct individual doses. These will be given out for at clinics by the medical teams this week and next.
Our devotion tonight was given by Jay, a team member from Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC – here in Haiti and here with his daughter Katie. He inspired us to look for those special mission moments and to know that we will receive blessings from the experience of doing work for our Savior and in offering hope in the form of housing, medicine or God’s love.
Your prayers helped keep us safe in our travel today and we are looking forward to our work tomorrow.
God Bless and Keep Praying!