Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Driving Adventure in Haiti

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Yesterday was a very productive day of work and ministry. In spite of getting a recorded 118 degree reading on a thermometer, we were able to make a lot of progress on the building. We even were able to be a part of leading one of the workers to the Lord.
The kids camp is going well, with a great deal of discipleship happening for them.
Around 2 p.m. we left the orphanage for a short hike to a waterfall. No problem, right? Turns out, it was an off road adventure that made the back roads of Humboldt seem nice. We had to get out of the trucks to negotiate 22 percent grades, ruts, mud and stream crossings. One of our drivers refused to continue, forcing some of us to walk three miles to the falls parking lot.
From there (no joke) we hiked down to the river, rappelled down one cliff and then enjoyed a very brief swim. Darkness was coming and we only had one vehicle within three miles.
To make a long story short (since we are leaving in 5 minutes), we made it back to the road and back to dinner at 8 p.m. We were all very tired, one of our vehicles was barely running, but it was an adventure, and God kept us safe.
Thanks for your prayers!
Today is our last day at the orphanage and I know the Lord is going to do a lot. It is going to be hard to leave this place and these people.

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