Port au Prince

Port au Prince
"He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." Psalm 40:2

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Night Sounds

I realized  in my morning devotion time, that last night was a night of many sounds for me.

At various   times , while attempting to sleep, I heard:

           Voices chanting to a  rhythmic beat  and accompanying drumbeats........ men's voices shouting......a woman's screech..............power surges..... the hum  of the fan.......a cat fight....dogs crying and barking and then barking some more...... my loud gasp when I ran into a very large unidentified bug of some sort in the  bathroom.... my expletive as I hit my foot on the ladder climbing to my   upper bunk......a persistent singing  rooster when the dawn was coming up......oh yes! I almost forgot...... mosquitoes buzzing in my ears.

Now  if I woke up in the States, after a night such as this, there is no doubt I would COMPLAIN and groan.
But I realized as I am sitting here that God's promises ARE true for those who believe, name

".I have learned to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. II have learned the secret of of living in every situation, whether it be  with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ Who gives me strength....Phil:4"

For as I sit here, even after the night of sleep I  experienced last night, I am NOT tired, or worn out. II am excited, and refreshed (sweating, but refreshed), and excited to be starting another day in Haiti.

This morning I learned the true meaning of "This s the day that the LORD ahs made, let us REJOICE and be glad in it!                  Judy


  1. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13.34-35

    To love with the love of Jesus, is possible!

    Bruno, from Brazil.

  2. Good to hear how you're doing. Can't wait to hear more stories when you return. Love, Mark

  3. How interesting! What a great post.


  4. These sounds of Haiti will resound with you forever, carrying you to the sounds of angels, beckoning you to always remember this mission. The Haitian children whom you have hugged, taught and loved, have become a part of you. The Haitian people you have seen will become part of your inner vision of seeing Christ face to face, through their eyes. Your adrenalin is pumping, your mind is refreshed, your soul is renewed. I can sense your life-change through your words. You have become closer to God through His little ones. Blessings continue to grace your soul and your being, completing you, the you that was always there, and now being shared with the Haitian children. Love from all in Connecticut
    PS The "heat" is on high here these days, but cool refreshing air is returning to greet you all home to the USA just as your souls have been refreshed by your experiences of selfless giving of yourselves to the people of Haiti. ~ Cousin Claudette