Catching Hope

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Haiti: Update 5

on March 1, 2010

Just a quick update, from Port Au Prince!

We made it to Haiti safely….we had a delightful (yet middle of the night!)  visit with the church in the Domincan–we were all hosted by families in the church overnight and then started driving at 8:00 this morning.  The guards didn’t stop us at the border between the Dominican and here, which was both an answer to prayer and a huge blessing–this meant that we did not have to stand for hours waiting while the guards looked through all of our belongings. 

The destruction is evident, certainly–many buildings are damaged, some have completely collapsed, and others remain standing but strikingly vacant.  Tent cities are in pockets all over the city; many people have already begun to sell food and other items in the streets.  We were struck by how good of a job the people have done at clearing the streets…

We are all tired, but have had a very restful and relaxing evening.  We are staying in a school-turned-“base camp”–which means running water, bathrooms, even showers!! (cold, and short, but nonetheless existent!!!)  Praise the Lord for this….we feel very. very blessed to have resources far beyond what we expected.  The people here at the school have set up an excellent system for feeding everyone; the US military is in Haiti and some are staying here at the school.  We are quite safe, with the US Army plus guards at the gate. 

Tomorrow we will be divided up and will go to various clinics–more details on that to come.  For now, we are praising the Lord for a relaxing evening and many, many travel mercies.  More to come…… : )

Thank you all for your prayers…please pray for continued mercies, and wisdom as we begin to see patients tomorrow. 

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new EVERY morning, Great is Your Faithfulness.”

love kristi


4 responses to “Haiti: Update 5

  1. praying for you!

    saw your momma at church today 🙂

    give deb a hug from me?

  2. Andie says:

    so grateful to hear an update!! thanks. praising God for how He has made the way smooth to arrive in PAP.

  3. Kathi Westlund says:

    So good to see an update! praying, praying, praying…

  4. Sally Michael says:

    We are praying for you not daily but multiple times daily. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up.”
    Praising Him for His daily support,
    Love, Mom (and Dad :))

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