The last time I wrote a post, we were sitting in the Ft. Lauderdale airport waiting to board Jet Blue. We made it safe and sound to Santiago, but our three-hour delay caused us to miss the bus for Cap-Haitian. However, our wonderful friends, Jim and Teresa White, met us at the airport and took us home with them. They live an hour outside of Santiago and the road there was much like the roads in Haiti. We finally arrived and were so happy to spend precious time with lifelong friends and to see the work they are doing there. Because they live so far out, they were able to get acres and acres of land for a really good price and they took us around their huge property showing us the house Jim built, the huge shop for his woodworking, and the guest quarters upstairs. There are plans for a future discipleship school as well. Our hearts were warmed to see how greatly the Lord is using them, even though they are sorely missed here in Haiti. Much of our friends have moved back home or on to other mission fields and we feel their loss here in this vineyard. Never would we have guessed that we would wake up on New Year’s Day in the Dominican Republic! I went to sleep listening to fireworks and shooting somewhere far off, but I was too tired to celebrate. It felt wonderful to stretch out in a comfortable bed.
After being dropped off at the bus station the next morning, we settled onto the bus and arrived to Cap-Haitian late that afternoon. We were so happy to see our little mission house which still needs so much work. But, that didn’t matter! All we cared about was finally being back home where we knew where everything was. So, having said all that, we will never forget our travels during the New Year season! Happy New Year everyone. May you have your best year ever! Thanks Jim & Teresa for the incredible time we had together.