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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Back home

After our adventure at the airport on Monday, we enjoyed another (unexpected) lovely night at the Morquette's home.  We were so grateful Mark was able to reach him and that he was able to come to the airport and rescue us!  The only person I felt bad for was the Morquette's housekeeper who had cleaned all of our rooms and washed our sheets (by hand) and there we were again!!  Of course she was gracious, as were Dr. Morquette and Junie and we truly enjoyed one more evening of their company.  Many of the team members reflected on how well we were taken care of during the "inconvenience" of the extra night, and expressed that others on the flight may not have had such resources available to them. 

Dr. Morquette told the taxi to be at his house at 6:30 am the next day to take us to the airport - and if he was late we would already be gone.  He wasn't kidding, that taxi driver was late, and we piled the entire team and all the luggage into Dr. Morquette's truck for what we hoped would be our final trip to the airport.  Mark and Danielle sat in the back with the luggage.  Pretty much everyone on the team wanted to ride in the back, but Mark and Danielle got there first.

 Don't they look happy? 

When we arrived at the airport a little before 7:00am, it was total chaos again at the Jet Blue counter.  The line was incredibly long and it was very noisy.  The only thing we could do was get in that line and wait... again!  A couple of hours and two more security lines later (including Danielle getting chosen for a thorough screening) there we were back on the plane and this time we took off and finally completed our direct flight to Boston.   So, here we are again in the land of air conditioning, seemingly unlimited clean water, air and every possible convenience at our finger tips.  My prayer is that we will never take these conveniences for granted, and will always remember that much of the world lives without even the basic necessities.

Au Revoir Haiti

I think I can speak for the team when I say we are happy to be back home, but a piece of our hearts will always be in Haiti with the children of King's Garden and the people we met at the mobile clinics.  It is a tough, wonderful, surprising, challenging, complicated, breathtaking country to visit - I learn so much every time I go.  I am already looking forward to the next trip, I have so much more to learn.


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