You pack up your backpack to go to the other house for the weekend

You walk to the main road to get a tap tap

You pay 25 cents for one leg of your journey

You wait in the growing dark to be lucky enough to quickly pile onto a full tap tap

The lucky truck pulls up and you get shoved on with the other people

You basically hold a Haitian stranger on your lap for most of the trip and it’s completely normal

You almost get run over by a motorcycle because they didn’t consider slowing down to turn a corner as you keep walking straight

Your backpack gets grabbed by Haitian brothers to make you stop and keep from getting run over =]

The first thing you do is praise the Lord for city electricity being on

The second thing you do is sweep your room because it’s uber dusty for not having been inhabited for a week

The electricity turns off, you simply find your light and keep sweeping in the near dark

Then you mop in the near dark, maybe light a candle or two to give more light

You then shower with a lantern in the shower because even though the generator is on, only the downstairs has power

You praise the Lord that no one walked in while you were in the shower to brush their teeth, use the toilet or otherwise utilize the bathroom

When using the internet later, it goes out shortly while switching from generator power to city power once again

This means you praise the Lord again for it means a spinning fan all to myself when I go to bed!!

I love this life!!! Thank you, Lord, for putting me in this place where I can learn so much from people around me, especially the Haitians, and people like Kim Odwyer. Thank you, Father, that You want to speak to us. Thank you for the miracle with the money yesterday. Thank You for loving us and blessing us!!! Amen

Short praise: Yesterday in outreach team time, I was asking where everyone is with their money situation. We had one student who had paid $10 of the $200 due by Monday morning or he was going to be asked to leave the school (no surprises here, they’ve known for a while). Just a few minutes after I was asking him about his supporter that said she sent money but had not said how much or where to, he received a text. It said this: “Have you received the $2000?” It was from the lady I had been asking about. We still aren’t sure where the money is, but praise the LORD!!! He doesn’t have to leave on Monday. Please continue to pray for the students on our team because they need $500 before or on July 30th.


About leahgduncan

I'm just a woman that wants to serve Jesus Christ with her whole life. I want to live with my hands wide open to Him, letting him fill my hands and take things away as He pleases. I currently live in Port au Prince, Haiti, working with an international missions organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). I love Haiti and know that I will be attached to Haiti for the rest of my life. At this time I don't know if that means I'll always live here, but I know I'll always come back here.

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