Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Packing havoc, last minute details, quick good-byes. Rolling tires, burning rubber, Burger King, rest stop, Detroit. We are through the first leg of our journey. Safely in a Best Western, final touches to the daypacks, last warm shower for a week. Rest, pray, focus, prepare. Every trip for us is a faith journey. As we sailed along the Michigan highways tonight, my thoughts wandered to the roadway melting beneath our tires. There is a vote coming up on whether we spend more money to fix our roads. It’s quite a dispute. Rather sobering that while we wrestle over such things here, people are dying of starvation somewhere. In particular, they are dying where we are headed tomorrow. Following a few hours of flight, in the late afternoon we will board a school bus and make a 50-mile trip that will take 3 hours to the town of St. Marc, Haiti. We will bounce along, tossing our kidneys through a series of workouts not for the frail or faint. And I will appreciate my drive tonight. We get impatient with the work zones; we should appreciate them. As you drive to work, or the store, or walk down a cement sidewalk tomorrow, appreciate these blessings. And remember the unfortunate, the suffering who have nothing. We are so grateful for this ministry opportunity. So far this year we have delivered over 50 suitcases of goods, crafts, clothing, electronic equipment, and medication, 2 tents, 43 children have been put in school, a guard house has been built at the property, over 300 children have been exposed to the gospel through VBS ministry, hundreds have been touched through the Jesus film, the poor are receiving some meals, two teams have gone in to minister, and the church is flourishing! I stand amazed at the goodness of God, and how He takes a little and does much. Remember us on our journey, morning comes early, to bed for the night. Grateful in Detroit, blessings to all tonight.
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