Another night of roosters crowing, dogs barking, sheep baa-ing, people snoring and the Haitian Missionaries singing at about 2:00 in the morning. Most of the team members have gotten used to the sounds and sleep right through it now, but there are some who wake up to these strange noises and, thank God, are able to go back to sleep.
Today we had both the clinic and VBS in Z’Orange at the church. The clinic was up on the platform, and VBS was in the back. Today they were a little busier than yesterday; it was a steady stream of people all day.
I had to go into Port to get some more water and groceries, and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be able to drive into Port with reliable transportation. I can’t thank everyone enough for this wonderful gift. I went into Port and was back in 3 hours; I actually got back in time for lunch.
Pastor Lonnie, Chuck, Ken and Will walked up to Jerusalem II, which is a 2-hour hike straight up a mountain. For the ones who had not taken this hike before, I warned them that this is not a hike for the fainthearted. When Pastor Lonnie and Chuck came back, they said I had not exaggerated. If you would like to see a video of Jerusalem II, click here. It is a fascinating story of how the Haitians built their own church as we supplied the materials. They carried all the materials on their heads and used donkeys. Each day they have to come down to get water for the day.
In the late afternoon, Dr. Raina and Dr. Saunders came to me with a young boy who they think has meningitis. They said we needed to get him to the hospital in Port au Prince. Dr. Saunders and I took the mother and little boy down to the main road so they could take a tap tap (truck like a taxi) to the hospital. I gave them enough money for transportation, and for doctor and medicines. Hopefully, we will hear from them before we leave to see how he is.
Pastor Lonnie was supposed to preach at Jerusalem IV and Will was going to show a video of creation, but God had another plan. It began raining about the time we were supposed to start. People here will not go to church when it is raining; it is just too messy with the mud–its bad enough they have to walk in complete darkness. Jerusalem II has a thatched roof, so that service definitely was cancelled. Tomorrow night will be the last night of the Revival, and all the churches will be attending.