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'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Monday, July 30, 2012

We Have Arrived!!

After a very long day spent at airports and sitting on planes, we finally arrived  at Haiti around 5:00 this evening (EST).  I had my first glimpse of Haiti and I was overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of Port au Prince and the people! 
The flight from Miami to Port au Prince was 1 ½ hours and when we arrived, we had to take our carryons and get on a bus which took us to go get our luggage…standing room only on the bus and it was around 93 degrees out and we were packed in like sardines J.  However, even though I was very tired from traveling most of the day, I felt energized by the excitement of seeing the Haitian people and just soaking in the sights and sounds. 
Claiming our luggage was an adventure in itself…we had 32 cases that we had to find and pull off the luggage-go-round and it was very hot and sticky in this very small room and packed with a lot of people.  We managed to find all our luggage and then as we left the airport, we were swarmed by Haitian men who wanted to help us with our luggage and do whatever they could for us (and expect some payment in return).  It was pretty intense, but our driver from Healing Haiti thwarted all their attempts and got us to our truck in one piece. 
 We then loaded up the luggage and crawled in the back of the truck and stood or sat while the truck made its way through the city going 5 mph because the roads are unpaved and very bumpy.  I was enthralled by everything I saw around me … people selling their wares on the street, pigs rummaging through garbage along the streets, kids playing kickball in a sandy lot and crazy traffic! 
I am looking forward to our day tomorrow where we will be delivering water to people who do not have access to clean drinking water .  I have no idea  what God has planned for me tomorrow…but I am excited to just let things happen and go with the flow!

Colleen C 


  1. Glad you made it safely Mom! Keep blogging, I almost feel like I'm right there with you! Miss and love you so much! :)


  2. Glad you made it okay! You even blogged. You did a great job. Take care. Love you. Praying for all of you, Birdie

  3. Glad you made it okay. Great job blogging! Looking forward to reading about your adventures. Take care. Love you. Blessings to you and the rest of the team!

  4. So glad you made it okay. You blogged! Great job. Looking forward to reading more. Take care. Love you.

  5. Colleen so glad you made it. My prayers are with you and your team. Please continue to keep us updated.
    Cheryl at AEC

  6. I knew it was your blog even before I saw your name at the bottom. You have a wonderful way of describing things that makes the reader feel like they are right there with you. So glad you made it okay and sending prayers out to you and your team. Take care. Love you.