Dog Tired But Here Safe and Sound: Day 1 in Haiti
Looking out the window there is a buzz of activity. A bobcat just drove by, men are building a large stage for the gala events, people are sweeping and cleaning the technical school, a mural wall is being painted on the main entrance… the Haiti Arise compound is looking great!
Today, over 31 people are converging from all over the US and Canada to take part in the upcoming events. The Haiit Arise logistics team is working overtime. There is excitement in the air and continued expectation for what is coming in the next few days.
I arrived at the Port au Prince airport with 8 others on our flight and another group of 10 around the same time. Together we gathered the luggage we had (about 1/3 of the bags didn’t arrive) and made our way to the vans to make the 2-hour trek to the Haiti Arise compound in Grand Goave. The journey was the best yet. The roads have been greatly improved and surprisingly even the traffic was calm. We had no incidents on the way and enjoyed the scenery of the busy city with all its commerce and lively activity on the side of the road. We saw plenty of goats, pigs, cows and chickens as well as a few horses. We noted the incredible construction of bridges, an overpass and other improvements. There is growth in Haiti and the best is yet to come!