WOW! What a long day of travel for our SVCC team. We met at church at 1 AM, which meant most of us did not go to bed the day before...that equation makes for a sleepy team! We were able to make the best of our early arrival by laughing and playing games at the airport.
Despite our long day, we have found time to admire the beauty Haiti has to offer. Upon arrival, we were greeted with pearly white smiles and big bear hugs by Jean Jack and Valerie, two of our translators. This gesture provided a sense of relief to the team. Many of them being first time goers had no idea what to expect. After our meet and greet outside of the Port Au Prince airport we loaded into the colorful tap-tap (a caged in bed of a pick up truck with benches) and went on our way.
Many things stood out to us on our ride. To the new goers it was new smells, honking horns, cars zooming by. To the return goers the best thing was PAVED ROADS! Hallelujah! We pulled into the guest house after a 15 minute ride to find more friendly faces ready to meet us.
After settling in and enjoying dinner, a few team members gathered around the couch and spent time getting to know each other on a deeper level. Building these connections and becoming a family is one of the most important things we do on these trips.
We look forward to what God has in store for us tomorrow!