Over half way done! 183.4 miles Barry has crossed Haiti. We now travel North up the mountains of Haiti through to Cap-Haitien.
Lots has happened along this journey. Barry has continued to run across Haiti. We have been working hard to support him along the way.
Our accommodations have been wonderful. We have stayed with different organizations along the way. On Monday & Tuesday, Nate and Brenda Yonker at Ebeneezer were such a blessing and graciously gave our cooks the two days off as we stayed during our rest day. They met us along the road to give out a cheer. After that we stayed in Gressier where Respire Haiti surprised Barry by having all the children come out to the road to cheer him onward! They were gracious enough to let us stay with them.
Then the half-way point into Port-Au-Prince. We changed the route slightly to stop by Medishare hospital where a physical therapist was able to help Barry with a problem he was having. After we passed by the current maternity center where a number of kids gathered from Byron & Shelly Tlucek’s Marathon Children’s Ministries gathered to cheer him on. We also picked up a surprise old friend of Barry’s, Collins and some other Haiti friends that where willing to run. We then ran with them about 3 miles to the new property where the new maternity center will be built!
All-in-all, it was a good day as we support Barry through this journey. Great to see support! We think of those back in the states that are behind Heartline, Barry, Melissa and I on this journey in Haiti.
On a personal note, I had a blast going through all the craziness of Port-Au-Prince. Doctor Jen was a passenger on my moto must of the time as we slowly weaved through traffic keeping up with Barry. She was able to jump off in places and able to access Barry as needed.
I wish I had time to describe all the pictures but here are a bunch: