O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and

made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for

further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune

God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to

be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I

may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say

to my soul, “Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me

grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have

wandered so long.”
-A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (quoted in Crazy Love, Francis Chan)

Sorry I have not been posting. It’s been a crazy start to this trip.

I got in on Thursday safely, and with all my luggage. Thankful for that

right from the start. As always, I had a TSA paper in my bags notifying

me that they were opened for screening. Happens every trip, guess I

bring in some weird looking stuff. 🙂

Had Franz drive me up to the house in Delmas (Port-Au-Prince), where I

stayed on my last trip. It was comfortable to be somewhere that I knew,

but there was a lot of work to be done again.
The power company and internet both cut off our service cause no one

has paid bills since the last time I was here. In a funny story, EDH

(the power company) literally cuts the main line into your house to

disable your power. Additionally, the registration is up on the Montero

I was driving all last trip, and was hoping to drive this trip.
I was unable to rectify these situations while I was there, cause other

matters seemed more pressing.

I did get the house cleaned up from the layer of dust that was covering

everything, with the help of our cleaning ladies. and Yves and I got

clean drinking water and diesel to run the generator, though we had to

walk to get both.

Finally, I packed up all my tools and organized them on Friday before I

was joined at the house by Kristie, P.J., Sharon, (short term) and

Michelle (long term) missions workers with the Hands and Feet Project.
We went to the super market and Domino’s before we went to bed.

On Saturday, I just cleaned up the house and resecured it in

preparation for us to leave it in Yves care again, then I went to the

airport to get Bob.

Bob’s flight ran 2 hours late, so I was just sitting around the airport

receiving area for that time, but I did run into some friends from

Child Hope, whom I met on my last trip.

Then, once Bob arrived (and Chris, an accountant from the Nashville

area), we headed down to Jacmel, arriving at 10:30pm after everyone was


Sunday morning, I met up with the short term group (Steve Fair et al),

the Pierce Family (directors of the Jacmel facility), Cameron and Stacy

(Interns), and the kids once again.
It was funny to run into Steve Fair again cause he was here on my June

trip as well. Also, re-meeting Stacy here is funny cause she went to

Creation with our family back when Josh was still in college.

We spent the day mostly resting and talking. We went to the beach with

some of the kids, and I got to drive. But the highlight of my day was

going to the hospital and hospice-type area at Sisters of Charity with

Emily Pierce. Emily is the Pierces daughter. She just turned 18 last

week. Watching her talking with patients and the compassion and love

she was showing was very moving. I quickly volunteered to be her

chauffer anytime she wants to head down there. She has learned Kreyol

very quickly, since she’s only been here for a few months and can

communicate well with the patients.

Then, in the evening, we had a “worship service”, since myself, Chris

(accountant), Jacob Pierce (Pierce’s son), and Dr. Ken (director) all

have led worship in the past. So, we pulled out the guitars and water

cans (hand drums) and started making a joyful noise.

That brings us up to today.

Now for a few side notes:
1- Peanut (the goat) is doing well up in Delmas
2- We now have a dog in Delmas, named Princess. She is tiny at the

moment, and looks a lot like the dog from “The Grinch”
3- I drove the newest truck at the H&F project, a Mahindra, and it is a

great vehicle. Might be something to look into more in the future.
4- Haven’t noticed anything I’ve forgotten yet.

Up next:
-today and tomorrow I will work on organizing the tools in the garage

here, so we can be more effective on future projects.
-wednesday, I will take Jacob Pierce and Keith (his friend) to the

airport to return to the states, then I will head to Les Cayes. I will

be there a little before Dr. Jay, but not early enough to be as helpful

as I had hoped. Can’t do better though cause I won’t have access to a

car before then.

God Bless,

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