As the East Coast comes out of SANDY, I'm finally getting back to normal here myself. Sandy was here over a week ago now, but the internet is only now becoming reliable. We had more wind and rain than I ever remember having in a storm here in Haiti. Sustained winds...I'll always heard them talk about that. Now I know what they mean. Wow!
Despite SANDY delays, Jason Stoltzfus was able to finish Steel Building #1, which will be my living room, dining room, kitchen. We moved in yesterday. It's awesome. It's an unfinished look, which means when you're inside you see the steel 2x4's and outside tin. BUT, that gives it a bit of a log-home feeling...and I LOVE a log home feeling. Last night I made myself some hot chocolate and read a Reader's Digest by lamp light and felt quite Rocky Mountain-ish. Except for the mosquitoes that kept attacking me. :(
Our church worship band is doing good work these days. I'm so proud of their development as Christian musicians trying to lead worship by getting out of the way! It's all about Christ! As John the Baptist said, "I must get smaller, and He must get bigger." That's my own paraphrase. But it's hard for musicians here to not 'appear' in the service. We're making good progress lately. WORSHIP GOD. Those two words are profound for me. It's the name I chose for the book of worship songs I've written for the folks here...in Creole.
Missionary in Haiti.