I am back in Haiti. My hair is cut, my Creole is still working for me, and rice and beans are tasting very good. It’s very good to be back. Everything feels great here. Sometimes it takes a few days for problems to bubble up…there’s a bit of a honeymoon effect when I have just come back.
The folks here took good care of everything for me. Haiti continues to impress me in general. Things look and feel better almost everywhere. Still, to an untrained eye things probably would look pretty sad. And, the road into our town has deteriorated a bit. The folks doing the work have been fired for ‘system abuse’. Now we await a new team. Mean while the rocks are starting to pop up making third gear uncomfortable. And the temporary bridge that they were making in our town has washed away a bit with recent rain. It will really be a pickle if the bridge gets washed out because they dug down so far on both sides. There is no foreseeable way around it.
We had a great service Sunday morning. The worship band here is doing good things. And the message was quite good. The speaker has been here with us since he was in 6th grade. How he has matured as a person and as a preacher! God is faithful.
There’s a song we sing here nowadays that brings me to tears sometimes. “There is nothing that can replace You in my life, Lord. Nothing, nothing at all. There is nothing that can replace YOU in my life.” Amen.
Missionary in Haiti.