We Made It

   At about 7:30 PDT on Thursday the Haiti team gathered at Trinity Church to load our luggage into a pickup and pray together with a band of Trinity AND Westgate supporters who came to see us off.  The trip to SFO was uneventful and our flight took off at 11:45 on time.  The flight into Port-au-Prince was equally uneventful, although we did manage to have the very last row on both flights!

  The team made it to Haiti with all our belongings and luggage intact and thanking God for his travel protection in getting us here.  Thank you for those who prayed over us today.

   The Mompremiers had a bus waiting for us at the airport and at about 2:30 EDT we started out for our 5-hour drive to Pignon.  As a first-timer in Haiti, the drive gave a very clear picture of the Haiti we are here to serve in.  Port-au-Prince is a crazy hustle-bustle of people, motorcycles, cars, “buses’ of various types surrounded by street after street of make-shift shops and often-half-finished buildings under construction. The traffic was gridlock in many spots so it took a while to clear the city, but then we got to see the rural side of Haiti.  It’s a beautiful land though trees are scarce due to deforestation.  Then we drove through village after village on our way to Pignon, some on paved roads and some on dirt roads with the occasional stream to navigate.  Along the way, the sun went down and we found ourselves navigating winding, sign-less dirt roads in the dark for our last hour or so.  It was a very physical reminder of how darkness is a real threat to the people of this land – from despair or hope to see how that is beginning to happen in our time here this week. --- Tom Green

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