Bonswa everyone from Mole St. Nicholas!
What a day. It started off today at 5:00am in Newark, NJ to get from the hotel to the Newark airport. Everything went very smooth. We anticipated having a little rougher time reaching the airport so we had about a couple of hours to kill at the airport. We all ate, shared stories, and talked about the upcoming events of the day.
We were supposed to head out of Newark bound for Port Au Prince (PAP) around 9:30am. Watching all the planes taxi out to the runway was a little like watching the traffic back up on I-35 during rush hour…a little bigger than KCI as you can imagine. 10:30 am, behind schedule an hour, our biggest concern was getting there on time to catch the “puddle jumper” to the Mole vs. riding the bus that Joey and Tim made sound like so much fun from previous trips. Later, we would form a theory as to why we sat on the plane so long to leave as we made it to PAP with only 33 of 54 checked bags!
We touched down in PAP around 2:00pm. To describe the airport…think warehouse with ceiling tiles. 3 lines to come through customs…and lets just say the TSA was nowhere to be found. Once inside, we began the adventure that was discovering we were short several valuable bags.
The first group of 18 peeps left the PAP airport toward the Mole around 3:30 pm. The rest of us stayed back not only waiting for our turn but to try to make heads or tails of the checked bag situation. We are prayerful they arrive tomorrow…so please lift that up to the Lord as we are missing tents, medical supplies, and other various other necessary supplies.
Group 2 (the rest of the us) departed around 4:15pm. It was time to Christ to answer my 2 month long personal prayer that the “puddle jumper” would touch down on the dirt airfield (rock road) successfully! And, after a short, mildly terrifying (early on), and hilarious (that Tim for the show) plane ride, Christ answered the prayer with a glorious “YES”.
From the Favela’s of PAP, to seeing the terrain that is much like a desert on an island, to the first views of the people of the Mole, I have an overwhelming feeling “to get to it”, to do the work the Lord has called us here to do.
Please lift us up in prayer! Pray for breakthrough for each and every person God brings us in contact with. Pray for us, and what God intends to do in us! Pray for Kingdom impact and that God is glorified with everything we say and do!
To Kendric, Cadence, Kaelis, and Nicole….Daddy made it safe and sound! Now to the work Jesus has called me/us here for!