Back home we set to work getting out house up and running again. Our biggest concern was a lack of water. The tank on our roof had a problem, so while we were away our entire underground cistern of water had been pumped up into the roof tank and then overflowed and drained. Now our cistern was empty. By the next morning a water truck was filling the cistern once again and we came up with a temporary solution for the tank so no more water would be wasted.
Inside, Alexander needed his crib and mosquito net set up in the little screened in porch room that Jason has boarded up while the kids and I were in Canada.
Four days later Jayden started school. Driving him there I was more nervous then he was. Let me rephrase that, I was nervous and he was not! While I worried about if there would be room to park in the school’s tiny parking lot and if his school supplieas that I had pre-ordered were ready, and how his friends would react to seeing him, he cheerfully chattered about everything he saw out the window: tap taps, women carrying giant bundles on their heads, goats and chickens scrounging for food and kids playing on the streets.
The following day, with Jason flying co-pilot, Alexander and I flew with the team to Anse Rouge, a village in Northern Haiti where they would spend the next week.
Lemuel, Ministries, the mission we partnered with wrote a blog post which can be found at http://lemuelministries.blogspot.com . The team members also wrote daily journal entries which I hope to start posting next.