Wednesday, February 3, 2010
At the DR Border and into Haiti!
Today was another amazing day. We arrived in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic at 1:30pm today. We then waited for our ride. Tate Williams who has been in the DR since last week has been coordinating relief efforts for The Global Orphan Project from the DR. Last Sunday Tate was on his way to PaP and his vehicle broke down. Tate ended up purchasing a vehicle for TGOP today, closed the deal and was to the airport by 3pm. Because of a miscommunication, we got in a taxi to go find Tate at a rendevous point and were preparing to pay the driver $40. Chris Tran that moment looks out the taxi window and says, "Look! A Silver Toyota Tundra with a tall white guy!" (this was the description we had of Tate). Gene Summerlin jumps out of the taxi and knocks on the window of the Toyota and sure enough, it's Tate! We get out of the taxi and give the driver a tip for his troubles. We've now been in the Toyota since 3pm. We just crossed the DR border and are in Haiti! It's 10pm. Unbelievable. Many relief groups have been holed up at the border after 5pm. We spent 20min at the border, passed four checkpoints with armed guards and now we are thru. Pray for us! Haitian roads are crazy and now it's night. Is God awesome or what?