We had a very busy day today. We got up early and took the Wisconsin team to the airport. Praise God, we made it with no problems, and they got on their way. I really am going to miss them. After dropping them off, Will and I went to a service station and filled up Gabriel and the Ford, and we bought twelve 5-gallon jugs of Culligan water. I sent Kat and Ginette to buy groceries for the team coming in. I gave them my credit card, some cash and a Haitian chauffeur–they laughed and told me that they were going to have a good time. Then we went and picked up Chris (from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida), who came in at 9 a.m. Will took him on up to the mission house, after stopping to buy ice for the coolers. I went and had the Ford sprayed off–it is terribly dusty here. Then it was time to pick up Pastor Chris and Pleas from Hartford, Alabama, at 10:20. I took them up to the mission house, and by this time Kat and Ginette were already there. They were cleaning the bathrooms and mopping floors, but took the time to set out some sandwich stuff for us.
After lunch we did a few quick projects, then it was time to go back to Port and pick up the remainder of the team–some from Memphis, TN, some more from Hartford, AL, one person from Foley, AL, and two from Pensacola, FL. Everything went smoothly at the airport, but one piece of luggage didn’t make it. I figure if just one didn’t make it out of all the luggage for about 40 people in the last two weeks, that’s pretty good. After we loaded everyone up and got out of the airport, it was already dark. The Lord was good, as always, and gave us a safe trip up the mountain.
Kat and Ginette had dinner ready, and after we unloaded we ate, discussed a few rules of the house, and told everyone that they could just relax and get some sleep. Most of them had gotten up really early.
It really was a wonderful day! God blessed me with an awesome team from Wisconsin, and now He’s blessing me with more brothers and sisters who love the Lord–it couldn’t get any better than this. Oh, but wait, I got an email from the seniors and others at Wright Baptist Church who held a bargain sale this weekend, and they made $3474. This is the third one they have had this year, making a total of almost $12,000–it just gets better and better when the body of Christ works together!
I want to thank my brother Karl Leiber, who made this trip so much easier for me. I am so blessed to have brothers and sisters who not only love the Lord, but love doing His work.