Today was our first day on our own at the guesthouse. Crazy, but good. We have been working well as a team to figure things out and get done what needs to be done. We are trying to only worry about today and take each situation as it comes. The Bible says, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” How true!
We thought we’d share a few things that we saw/experienced today – just one day here – and I’m sure every day will hold just as many experiences.
- Ryan drove around quite a bit today on the CRAZY streets. No accidents, praise God.
- We shopped by ourselves at the “grocery store” and had to use the Haitian money. We are learning how to convert the money in our heads, but totally gave the cashier way too much money. She just laughed and handed some of it back.
- As I opened our bedroom door, something dropped to the ground and ran by my feet. I shrieked, but luckily it was just a gecko. I also found out that there are tarantulas in the house, and particularly one that hangs out in our room – so that’s fun.
- We thought we had 8 people coming for lunch, and were prepared. Turned out to be 16.
- Supper was 33 people, and thankfully we had exactly 33 forks.
- We saw a big truck driving with the back open. Inside were large bags of something, several people sitting on those bags, live goats, and dead goats hanging off the back. And it was over 90 degrees and super humid. Wow, makes me thankful that we have our own vehicle that is air conditioned for transportation. Haitian people are so tough and work very hard to get where they need to go and get done what they need to get done.
Those are just a few things from the day, but I hope that gives you more of a picture of life here. We are trying to remember to trust God for our strength. He says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Apart from me you can do nothing.”