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It Looked Doubtful But God Made A Way

Bill and I got up around 6 a.m. and Dottie, of Dottie’s Guest House, fixed us a great breakfast to get us started. A Haitian friend of mine picked us up around 7:30 a.m and we headed for Love A Child where Gabriel, our 21/2 ton truck, is kept. Praise the Lord, it cranked right up and we came back into Port-au-Prince where the food I had ordered was waiting for us. I ordered around $2500.00 worth of rice (40 bags, 50 lb each, for around $40 each) and beans (6 bags, at $60.00 a bag). I also ordered cooking oil, spaghetti, salmon, tomato paste, flour, sugar and some other goods. It doesn’t take long to spend $2500.00.

We left the store and headed for Z’Orangé not having any idea if we would be able to make it to the village. When we got up into the mountains it looked very doubtful. The roads were washed out and we had to chop our way through cactus fences to make roads through banana and potato fields. Through much prayer we finally made it to Z’Orangé. By the way, it cost us over $50.00 (US) to go through the banana and potato field and chop down the man’s fence. It was worth it, and to tell you the truth, I didn’t see any potatoes!

The people were very excited and happy that we had made it through and brought them some food. There have been about 15 houses that have been destroyed and the people are living with friends in their huts. Most huts don’t have room for their own family let alone anyone else. They really don’t know what they are going to do. Pastor Dorleon and I talked about it and he feels that if we could find people who want to help, then for $750.00 a family, we could buy them tin for their roof and some cement to get each family started on their house. We cannot afford to start building houses here because everyone would want us to build them one. This money would be distributed through the church.

We made it back down the mountain with plans that if it doesn’t rain to go back on Saturday to bring more food and help distribute some food to the people in Z’Orangé.

Tomorrow we are going to help Dottie purchase some food at a local warehouse that I have never been to before. Her organization has a school and they need food for the children. Bill and I are going to use Gabriel to help her transport it.

It was truly a great day with the Lord. His miracles never cease to amaze me. There seemed to be no way to get up that mountain but He is the Way and He makes a way.

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September 18, 2008
September 16, 2008 Preparing to take food to Z'Orangé