This post is continued from yesterday. If you didn't read Part 1 click here or scroll down...
Today (Wednesday) Dan is off to dig latrines in the Haitian Refuge Camp. Please pray for him and his entire team and especially for the entire staff for the Foundation for Peace who are working tirelessly to provide ongoing relief effort to the Haitians in Jimani and Fond Parisien (sp?).
His text to me tonight said:
Good day digging - probably halfway done with latrine ditch -- 8 meters long x 3 meters wide x 3 meters deep. That's 75 yards of dirt to dig and move. Imagine that much mulch delivered to the house! I am totally whipped and we have another day like it tomorrow. Thinking we're about halfway there right now. Much happier day than yesterday which is saying something seeing as we spent the day in a 500-person refugee camp.
Even still, words can only communicate so much. I put together this slide show for the Foundation for Peace's blog with pictures taken them over the past weeks. Take time to watch it because the music and the pictures tell a powerful story.
If you have any desire to go to Haiti--go. The Foundation for Peace is only one of many organizations sending people. I know for a fact that the FFP's trips still have openings. They especially have openings for the Feb. 28 to Mar. 6 trip. You know how I know? Because as of Monday I've just decided to go with my friend Christine! Wouldn't it be great if you joined us! Go to the FFP website and check it out.
Jesus tells us to be His hands and feet. But to be them we need to step outside our comfort into the hurting—whether near to home or far away.
Be blessed...and be a blessing.
All mission trips require funding. If you'd like to contribute to my trip to Haiti click on the PayPal "Donate" button on the top of the right column. If you can't donate, will you please pray for our trip?