by Lee Zondervan, MH4H trip participant
We are safely in Savanette after a very full day. Other than losing a piece of luggage in the Miami airport Thursday evening, the flights went well, and we passed through immigration and customs smoothly. Dave prayed for the safe return of missing luggage at our evening meal, and Friday morning the luggage was at the front desk of our hotel. Praise God!
The team of nine from Calvary CRC in Pella, Iowa led by Dave Gritters (far left), board member for MH4H.
Zeke met us right on time at Port-au-Prince airport, however Douby (doo-bee) was at least an hour late due to poor roads near Pignon. We made a number of stops to purchase a voltage inverter, batteries, and other supplies for the compound. For all of the newbies on our trip, it was our first experience of the Port-au-Prince traffic. Now we know why vehicles have horns.
The trip back to Savanette was the highlight of the day with a lot of prayers being fervently sent as we neared Pignon. Recent rains made the roads beyond the pavement, by all Iowa standards, totally impassable. Douby, driving a rear wheel drive van proved to be an absolute magician, managing roads which all of us would have given up on. The angels were certainly with us and also with a lot of Haitians on foot, motorcycles and trucks. How we navigated without serious incident could only happen with Divine guidance.
“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Ps 40:2
Carol decided this should be our verse for the day. After being served a fantastic meal by our Haitian cooks, we spent some time debriefing for the day. Everyone is ready for a restful night in the wonderful new facilities in Savanette.
YEA! you made it! Glad you’re safe and sound. It must be rainy season in Haiti. Everything was just dust last Feb. Keeping you all in prayer!
Looks like you could have lost a piece of luggage from the top of your 4-wheeler also–what an adventure! We are holding you up in prayers and looking forward to seeing how God uses you. Health and blessings to you all!
Praising God that you are safely there! May He continue to give you a “firm place to stand.” Prayers are being lifted up for you here in Iowa. Grace and peace to you all. Enjoy:)
Glad you made it safely! Enjoy your time with in Haiti. Prayers are covering you guys.
Great to hear that you can feel God’s guiding hands on your journeys. Were praying for a great blessing on all of you, may you touch those you come in contact with Jesus love!
The trip safely to Savanette is a true adventure by it self. Hope you enjoy your stay, and that you can bless the people there with your labor and encouragement,
There is a certain three year old praying for you all at every meal. We hope all is going well. May God bless you in the coming week!
We’re encouraged that God rescued you out of the slimy pit. Psalm 40 is an important go-to passage for me as I minister to men in the “mud & mire” of prison. God sets them on the Rock – Jesus Christ!
If it makes you appreciate your time in Haiti any more than you already are, the roofs, grass, and the two cars patiently waiting in the parking lot are white this a.m.