Friday, April 16, 2010
This morning the team left for Bercy. Then they went into Port-au-Prince also, and they visited friends of ours who help to run an orphanage for the handicapped children of Haiti. The orphanage's church has been turned into a hospital since the earthquake. They also spent time sharing together their thoughts on the trip. Most struggling with how do you go back home and live life "normally" again after what you have seen and experienced?
Hard questions for some. Short answer, you don't, you should look at and live life differently. James 1:27 says"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
And James 2:26 says "For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead." He intended for us to be doers not just hearers. Each team member will have to figure out what that means for them. They will be traveling home tomorrow and as I have shared in the past, they have yet to fly home smoothly following the itinerary. So please pray for a first in this area. Mike met with Nathan in Port-au-Prince after they had fixed the paperwork on the docks. He then headed 5 hours back up to Gonaives to the port there. A very long day for both Nathan and the Red cross president of Gonaives. Please continue to pray for victory with the containers. Nathan and Mike will stay in contact between flights in regards to the containers tomorrow.
Mike did mention that the digging of the foundation was finished yesterday for the second part of the orphanage and that today they had begun to set the rock and stone. Which is really good news for the children. Again, thanks for your prayers, without them much less would be accomplished.