Saturday, May 7

We have arrived!!

Greetings all,
As a new person on the team I have been given the opportunity to write tonights blog.
The trip went fairly smoothly, we had the usual delays.
Arriving in Haiti was what everyone had said it would be. People coming up wanting money to help or just flat out asking for money. They picked the sucker in the group and came straight to me. it took slot of strength for me to keep saying no to the young man in the parking lot asking for ten dollars.
THE drive to the compound was interesting. The area is very devastating to see. It is really tough to realize that people are living like this.
We are just beginning our week. I can't wait to see what God has in store for me as well as. The group.
In fact another new thing is I'm typing this on an IPad,

Personal note, Bri I'm having trouble getting a call to go through. But I'll keep trying.

Stay tuned for the rest of our adventures.

Have a blessed week!



Bye bye, US!

Are We There Yet

Just arrived in Ft. Lauderdale. One of the Jim's are getting excited.


And so our journey begins...

All 12 team members and bags are accounted for and waiting for check in at the American terminal.  Amazing how many people fly at this early hour!  We'll check in with you again soon...

27 Bags Ready Go!

Wednesday, May 4

60 Short Hours Away...

It is so hard to believe that we will be en route to Haiti in about 60 hours!  We are all waiting patiently, anticipating the trip ahead of us, while we wrap up work and business at home.  Some of us may have begun packing our personal bags already (for the record, Josh & i haven't started).  Thankfully, Julie (our fearless, amazingly organized leader) has armed us with a perfect packing list, so we're feeling pretty confident about that.  We're all set with packing our team bags as all 27 of them are packed to the brim, most weighing 49.8-49.9 pounds, just a hair under the 50 pound check on limit!  Most are donations to the orphanage, school, and medical clinic, thanks to all of you and your generosity.  We had these bags all packed in time for our original January 29th departure date, so they've been ready to go far before we were!  Hopefully we'll get up to speed quickly. :)
We are excited to see the friends that we have made over the years, and hopeful to see signs of repair to the physical structures.  Most of all, we trust that we will see hope in the eyes of our old and new friends.
We hope you will continue to check in on us through this blog, and we intend to post daily.  Our internet connection won't be the best, but we'll manage! (Gasp!  We'll be without Facebook!)  We pray that your heart will be touched through this blog as you learn of the wonderful ways God is moving in Haiti.
Please keep our team in your prayers for a safe trip to our destination, productive work, meaningful connections, and a safe trip home.  May the people of Haiti feel God's love through our actions and presence, and may we be forever changed by this experience.