Well. My plan was to do some banking, do some buying, and hire a driver to bring everything here to my house. In the US, it would have been the activities of one good morning. Here in Haiti, it took two days.
Monday morning began with a trip to Cayes on public transportation. I spent the $200 of borrowed money that I had on me to travel there, eat an egg sandwich, and fill a propane tank. Then I headed to the place where they would change a check for me, and I'd start shopping. Except the gentlelady said, "No checks to be changed today. Tomorrow. Goodbye." Well. I stepped outside and started complaining to the folks with me. We checked every other corridor we could think of. Nothing. Then as I stood and complained some more, a lady who had 'saved' me once before showed up there in the street. We shared the story with her. She smiled and said, "Sure I can do that for you...if you buy some groceries from me." I took her up on the offer and filled a big cardboard box with a month's worth of the items I can't buy here in town. Everything worked out fine from there. I regretted not praying when I was stuck. Then I could have said that my prayers did the job. Instead, I must honestly say that while I complained, God did the job for me.
Later that same morning I wanted to see a certain doctor about a friend of mine he is treating. But, I didn't want to bother him as he treated people. As I walked by his front door, he appeared right there...on his way in. He answered my question and we both went on our way. It was a God appointment...in nobody's notebook but His. :)
I bought some chairs so that I can now teach more than three people at a time. I'll buy them four at a time till I have 24. And I got a marker board that'll serve as blackboard. These are exciting little steps forward now that the building is standing. PLUS, I found in town of Cayes the kind of foldable plastic tables that I want for the teaching center. I had thought it would be impossible to find them here. I haven't bought them yet, but I know where there are. :)
God is faithful!
Missionary in Haiti.