Sunday, June 29, 2008
This post is mainly to get the ball rolling and make sure I know what I am doing? For those of you that don't know I arrived this past wednesday and safely made the voyage from Port Au Prince to Leogane. I want to thank all of you that have been praying and supporting me during my decision making process. Now that I have hit the ground I will need your continued prayers. Once I stepped foot off the plane, and especially from the ride through the streets of Port Au Prince, all the emotions came roaring back. One image in particular stands in front of my memory, there was a man with one leg in the middle of a busy street with his crutches upside down. He was using pieces of wire and scrap metal to fix them as cars honk their horns and came within inches of taking his other leg. This is the calloused nature of the Haitian people, to stand in the middle of a highway with no concern for their life. I wish I could have snapped a picture of the man's face. He was completely uninterested in preserving his own life. Unfortunately, it is their reality. Please pray for the Haitian people to have HOPE. Be looking for a post real soon updating my first week here. Thanks again!!