We made it!
The team left Bridgeway’s parking lot at 4:30 am to catch our flights over to Port-au-Prince. The day progressed quite eventfully during our very brief layover connecting our flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince: half of our team almost didn’t make it! But between praying our heads off, pleading with the American Airlines stewards, and lots and lots of running, all nine of us made it on the flight, just as they were closing the gates.
As we were pulling into Port-au-Prince’s airport, we all opened our windows and looked outside to see the most beautiful rainbow greet us. It was a humbling reminder of God’s promise, and His hands on us as we were traveling.
Though the airport situation was still chaotic, by the grace of God, our team gathered all 18 bags of donations swiftly, and exited the airport without incident! It was wonderful seeing friendly Grace International faces greeting us at the door, and as we climbed onto the clanky metal blue bus, we all breathed our first sigh of relief! God is good!
When we pulled into Grace International’s campus, we managed to settle in just before the sun set. As the sky grew darker, we saw with great pleasure that the once over-crowded tent city that had taken over Grace Village was now completely removed! 100% of the tent city’s occupants have been moved into homes, and are no longer living on the grounds in tents! Praise God again!
After a delicious dinner served by the wonderful women at Grace International’s campus, our team gathered for a night of thanksgiving and worship, led by Angel and Colin. Afterwards, Justin shared Mark 14:3-9 (the woman preparing Jesus for burial by anointing His head with very expensive perfume) and Chike shared Esther 4:14 (Esther being prepared as queen “for such a time as this”).
In both verses, both women were being called to prepare for particular events, for the glory of God. In the same way, our team was being called and prepared for our time here in Haiti.
We are all here for a purpose, and in the same fearless way as the woman with the perfume and Queen Esther pursued, we will not miss out on this opportunity by backing away from what God has called us to do. We will not hold back on blessing the world 🙂
We worshipped the Lord and expressed our thanksgiving for us all arriving here so safely with all of our luggage and donations. We thank all those who had covered us in prayer. Truly, we were blessed and shown incredible amounts of favor because of the seeds that have been sown into this team.
Tomorrow, we will serve the Lord’s Kitchen and the Girl’s Home (orphanage)! We can’t wait to share with you what we will experience tomorrow!