Well, after a full day of travel, I am happy to report that I made it safely to Port-Au-Prince! It was a long day, full of very confusing airport rules. I am the WORST at “airporting”. Every time I go on a plane I just end up looking like a complete moron. I decided to embrace it this time, and just tell the personnel up front that I don’t travel much, I am really bad at this, and please don’t yell at me if I make a mistake. The girl at ticketing gave me the blank stare, but otherwise my honesty was well received and I got the support I needed to make it through. Aside from a small snafu in the security check with a brand new bottle of specialized bug spray that cost $12 on Amazon that I was forced to throw in the trash, I came out relatively intact with my belongings in tow.
Once we arrived, the sun was already down. We were driven from the airport in Heartline’s truck. Check it out:
I am staying at the Heartline guest house. It is very safe and secure, in a gated area with security guards and 2 large dogs. We were fed a meal upon arrival and had some time to settle in and get the lay of the land. I got to call my babies, which resulted in much weeping (them, not me!). Everyone pray for Jeff this week, will you?
It is super hot here. I am working up an Olympic sweat just typing this, even though I am sitting directly in front of a fan. It is going to be a very drippy week! Tomorrow we will be heading out to Chambone, which is a rural village where we will be attending church and spending some time with the people there. Can’t wait to tell you all more about it tomorrow!