A BIT OF HAITI

Posted: February 18, 2009 in Uncategorized
FEBRUARY 18, 2009

It is about five in the morning and as always I can hear a number of  roosters in the distance calling out into the still darkened sky. 
It has been unusually cool here, at least at night, during the past few weeks.   It may have gotten down to 80 or so.  It is very pleasant sleeping weather.  It has been quite dusty and dry as the ground cries out for rain.  With so many dirt roads, the inside of houses gets quite dusty due to the blowing wind and especially when cars and trucks pass by and stir up the dust and then the wind sends it to find resting places.  Places like in the house, in and on vehicles, on your clothes, skin, hair and in your lungs, and on the delicious food being cooked on the street.  I’m convinced one of the reasons that the street food tastes so good is that it, while being cooked, is being seasoned with dust, the smoke that comes out of the mufflers of passing vehicles, the smoke and haze of burning trash and charcoal.   Street food is on my list of things that you should FOR SURE experience when you come to Haiti.

 I ask that you pray for a missionary kid (MK) who fell off of a roof and who has sustained damage to his head and other areas of his body.  He, at the moment, is hospitalized here in Haiti in critical condition and cannot yet be flown out to the States.

The streets are heating up a bit with various protests against the government.  So while traveling the streets it is not unusual to come across burning tires.  Yesterday Junior had to turn around as hundreds of people were running holding a cloth over their faces as the police had set off tear gas to disperse them.

Really though, it won’t really heat up until after carnival which takes place on February 23-25.  Then it may get interesting and we are storing up on fuel for the days when the gas stations will be closed.

NOW PLEASE FORGIVE ME BUT I AM GOING DO TO A BIT OF FUND RAISING ON THIS BLOG. 

Our Women’s Program has been offered a 15 thousand dollar matching grant, so simply put, we need to raise 15k and we will be awarded 15k.

Please click on the following link for details: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY

YOUR HELP WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

John

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Comments
  1. Gail says:

    John~ Hope you don\’t mind… I put a link on my blog (blessedadoption.blogspot.com) to the grant post. I\’m hoping some of the people who read my blog will feel called to give. I\’m praying you raise the $15,000 and then some! We miss you guys! Blessings! Gail and Family

  2. John says:

    Thank you so very much for your graciousness and help.John

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