Passing the Baton

Mirebalais in Haiti

(We lacked power and water when we woke up Saturday and so could not post.)  Saturday was a travel and transition day for us.  Back in the DR we made some final arrangements to provide resources for the next team coming into the country.  We had the vehicle cleaned and fueled, and then we met them at the airport before catching our flight back to Miami.  We had just enough time to give them the vehicle, directions for crossing the border and detailed instructions about constructing the crane for removing containers from the trucks coming in. (The crane weighs a couple of thousand pounds and was made to order for the mission site.  Without heavy equipment where we are working in Haiti it was necessary to have the crane built and shipped with the first container to Mirebalais.  The parts are all color coded and so should be easy to construct but the equipment is heavy and dangerous to operate.  We want to make sure the team knew what they were doing and would be present to assemble it.  Even with the crane unloading containers will be labor intensive.  Our containers will weight 45,000lbs.  The crane can lift 8,000lbs.  This means that each container will need to be unloaded before it is removed from the truck and then refilled for storage.  Our plan is to use empty containers to begin to provide housing.  They can easily be convert and adapted for this use.)

The incoming team was delighted with all the arrangements that were made. They were eager to get to the border and then up to Mirebalais.  Pray for their safety and work this week as they oversee the construction projects and food distribution program.  The plane-trip home was uneventful.  Two things about traveling home from Haiti.  First, it is very close to Miami.  The flight is brief. The Haitian people are our neighbors. Second, one is always happy to be back in the U.S.A.  We have been blessed with freedom, and security and resources to share with others. We thank God for his protection and his guidance and for giving us a mission in life. Let us continue to pray for our neighbors and that the light of the gospel will make way for a new day in a renewed nation.

Over the next few days: more details of happenings while we were in Haiti and how we hope to see the mission develop going forward.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mary Milian on February 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    welcome home.well done.prayers will continue.


  2. thanks so much for posting in such detail the trip. You should post when and how to be a part of the next team when that info is available.


  3. Posted by Sandy on August 3, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Amen. “Let us continue to pray for our neighbors and that the light of the gospel will make way for a new day in a renewed nation.”


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