Nick, the heartline driver / available for all things, recently said the following which I find true…
Rarely before have I been in a situation where the line between My Life and My Work has been so blurry.
This week we’re hosting a team of 30. If I counted the number of hours I’m putting into my job it would be pretty much the same number of hours I’m awake. On the other hand, it could be said I’m not working at all, just living. - Nick
This team has been very inquisitive. Many have done their homework on Haiti and asked me questions that I struggle with on a weekly basis. Here we are day in and day out facing real issues of injustice straight in the face. See video below for an interesting perspective.
Here is what’s up recently
We visited Andrama’s church. If you remember, Andrama works at the Maternity Center and cooked with Melissa on the Run For Life. Melissa & Andrama became good friends after that. She invited us to her church. For some reason, what stuck out to me was these older ladies standing up waving their arms with the music. Maybe it’s because I hardly ever see older people (the mean average age in Haiti is 27 years.) The place as a whole just seemed free to worship, dance and sing loudly.
The current team is helping us secure the bench seats at the Guest House from falling.
Nick and I worked on the Mits yesterday. We have been finding auto parts places and little shops that have the pieces we need. We attempted to get our starter rebuilt. Looks like today, I will go back and go for attempt #2 It doesn’t quite work we will try it again.
Bakery propane tank has arrived and now Josh has started to experiment with recipes!
Here are some Lifetree team pictures.
- I gave some of them some first hand experience buying food on the side of the street.
- Melissa & the ladies cooked a huge feast! The picture doesn’t even show half of it.
Nick and I almost got a ticked. One of our lights were out. Pretty comical considering how many other cars have their lights out as well
Police offered us a $50 bribe option or a ticket for the brake light being out. We stood around not willing to pay the bribe figuring they would give us the ticket. After some time staring at each other the police said we could take off! No bribe & no ticked!
Great video on if justice is worth it… (Thanks Tara for the find)