Renee' and I and Norris and Melissa Hill headed to Haiti yesterday to visit some of the ministries and people that we are connected with thru HaitiServe, to encourage them and love them with some Christmas presents. We left Knoxville early and by the time we landed in Miami they had shut down the airport in PAP to all flights due to the unrest around the controversial elections going on there. We tried several creative ways to get into Haiti but to no avail. So...we took a cab to South Beach for the freak show and had brunch and came back to our hotel. Dinner of Cuban food and a great visit with Corrigan Clay who is one of the folks that we were going to visit. Turns out he was stuck in Miami as well. It was a great time to visit with him and pray with him. If you are not familiar with The Apparent Project I would encourage you to check out their website (http://www.apparentproject.com/) to see what fantastic things they are doing in their little part of PAP. They are a bright light in the midst of a very dark country. We will be taking about a dozen college folks (and hopefully our whole family) to stay and work there for a week over spring break.
We ended up rescheduling our tickets for next week, 16th thru 20th. We will then hop in the car and drive to KC on the 21st for Christmas. Not our original plan but we'll make it work.
will keep you posted.