It’s hard to believe our time in Haiti has already come and gone. It has been a busy week, an exhilarating week, and an emotional week. Every single day was full of amazing events and surprises that only can be explained as the Hand of God. How could anyone hear of the things that have happened so far on this journey and not say, “Wow, God is all over this!”? I cannot think over it all without becoming emotional! An example: On our flight from Haiti to Miami our family was spread out all over the plane. I ended up sitting next to this guy from Puerto Rico. After making introductions, I discover that he is an agriculturist who travels all over the world teaching people and communities about composting, agriculture, and new innovations in sustainable organic livelihoods. After I shared our story he said, “It is no accident that I ended up on this flight and in this seat.” my eyes began to burn and I felt the tears coming without my control. This was yet another case of God going before us. You see, this guy had been in Haiti all week with no luggage. His bag never made it on the plane from Puerto Rico. So instead of taking his original flight home, he had to get on standby for an earlier flight so he could go home and get his bag before heading on to Barbados for another conference tomorrow. His was the last seat to be filled…and he ended up explaining some things to me that we will need to consider for the community in Ganthier. Just a few days ago, while standing on the property, Barbara and I were talking about this very thing! Wow. When we allow ourselves to be led by God, He takes us through some amazing experiences.
Here’s another crazy thing that happened today. Yesterday we were on the road for 8 hours traveling to and from a village north of Carrefour. We put $25 worth of gas in the truck on the way home but the gauge was broken so our driver didn’t know how much was in it. Today he was driving us to the airport and right in front of the door to the airport, the truck jerked then went dead. We were out of gas! I don’t know how much gas we had when we left the hotel, but it was enough to get us to the airport and avoid missing our flight! Ha! Apparently it’s not unusual to run out of gas in Haiti because Thomas had a much used gallon jug handy and he knew how far that gallon would get him so he wasn’t worried. 🙂
We are about to board our flight to Dallas so I will write more later. I have so many stories I can tell. I will try to put them in separate blogs so each one won’t be so long. 🙂
Again, I cannot tell you how appreciative we are for your prayers. God is soooo Good!