The team arrived safely in Haiti today!
While they are so excited to see what God has in store for them, they seem to be shocked at how truly horrible the conditions are in many places. As you’ll ready below, the drive from the airport to the Lifeline House was quite an emotional one. I encourage you to look over the photos and comments from the team, and then take another close look at the photos.
Every time I’ve reviewed them, I’ve noticed more horrifying sights in the back grounds. The beautiful majesty of God’s creation of the mountains, but look closely and you realize their are tent cities full of displaced families, covering the mountainside… Ashley
Here is Codie McKellips take on arriving in a new world…
“We got onto our truck which was basically a cage with tin over it to keep the dust out. We all sat in the back and drove an hour and a half to the compound. We went through the worst part of Port-au-Prince and saw all the rubble and tent cities. cows and horses just walking around… Then we passed a tent city on the side of the mountain. The mountains were GORGEOUS and right next to the ocean… It’s really amazing what God has created. We went through another poverty stricken area and then a farmer’s market. Some people waved and others got mad at us for waving or smiling…
When we were in the midst of the worst of port-au-prince there was a brick wall that ran along one of the tent cities that had graffitti on it that had a picture of praying hands and said:
WE NEED HELP.
Once we turned onto Lifeline road where the compound is, we saw all these children that started to yell and run towards the truck and wave at us. They were so excited and precious! The kids would yell “wan wan” which means white; they knew we were here to help them.”
Please pray for the team as they jump in with both feet on Wednesday. They ask that you specifically pray for the children they will meet; open arms and open hearts. Pray for safety and courage as well as strength and endurance. God is doing amazing things!
Thank you for being a part of this trip!