DouDou is out of the hospital. Thanks for your prayers. When we talked with him today he said he was ready to return to work. We told him to go home and REST. We know DouDou doesn't know the meaning of the word but pray that he will be wise and do just that.
The medical team was unable to go to Gonaives because the helicopter had mechanical problems. We will meet the team in the city of Mont-Huit. This is where they'll have to change vehicle because the bridge is lopsided due to the flood waters damaging one of the beams.
The flood waters have receded in the cities heading to Gonaives, but not so for the said city. This is what it looks like as we enter. The people try to "skip" the water as vehicles pass.The 25 pastors who were waiting for the food and clothing yesterday to be distributed.
The pastors receiving the food for their community. Note the pastor in the far left. He walked through miles of water to get there. You can see the water level on his T-shirt. He almost lost his wife and children in the flood waters. This pastor is living on the roof of another church and there are 50 kids just in his community that are sick. He hopes he can cross the deep water with the kids tomorrow.
The team met another pastor on Saturday who was literally shaking, traumatized by the experience. Today, we learned that he died.
Rice, beans, and oil given to the pastor and his community. Food was also given to a community of 3000 people who had lost everything.
Pray for tomorrow as the medical team begins to work. Today there were about 800 kids waiting to be seen. Pray that it doesn't rain. It has been a long day and there is too much to digest.
God's blessings to you all.