While traffic is picking up a little in Haiti, the unrest has yet to truly settle, as witnessed in this picture where a road block had caused vehicles to be backed up.
We sent the bus to Port-au-Prince this week in search of food and to collect the 12 barrels of goods sent to us by World Wide Lighthouse Missions. (Thank you WWLM!)
We were disappointed to see the bus was hit by rocks being hurled in the street in Port-au-Prince, but we were so glad Pastor Hakine and Boss Harold were not hurt and made it back to Grand-Goave safely.
What a blessing to have food and supplies to share with many of our neighbors in the greater Grand-Goave area.
We are so grateful to each of you who have donated to purchase rice over the past few weeks. If you are able, please continue to remember the people of Haiti with $45 to provide another 100lbs of rice to feed 18 more families. Thank you!
How wonderful to see our dentists were able to treat many this week.
The medical clinic also saw an increased number of patients visiting.
We had a good turn out for church this morning in Thozin, despite the road being blocked off in the village of Fauche (just before Grand-Goave). The people truly delight in the Lord and it's so encouraging to be united on Sunday mornings. Pastor Lex is in the midst of a series on the return of Jesus.
It's "Angi" (AHN-gee) season again at the missionary compound in Haiti. Angi is what the Haitians call the tiny glass eels that are found in abundance in rivers and the ocean after dark. I remember when we first moved to this property there would be a couple of nights, a couple of times a year, when it seemed the city's inhabitants would all descend to the river's delta to gather the little critters. They would then make an incredibly tasty sauce or broth with them. It was a very social time and whole families would work together to get as many as they could in the short time they were there.
A few years ago a market for this delicacy opened up to the people in our area. Apparently these creatures are in high demand, especially in Asia. I've heard it said that they can sell for as much as $2,000 for a pound. The Haitians aren't paid nearly that much, but there are many who are making hundreds of dollars a night for their efforts.
Many of you who have visited MOHI in Haiti have witnessed the fishing going on at night. It gets loud with chatter, but it's also a beautiful sight to behold as they dip their giant, homemade nets and don their headlamps.
Pastor Lex, who has been fending for himself some in the kitchen, hasn't been eating the expensive glass eels. He did make himself some goat stew, though.
This dish has many of his favorites in it, including pigeon peas, okra, yama (a route vegetable), a habanero hot pepper, and it is served over a bed of white rice.
Thank you for your continued prayers. We know and believe the Good News from James 5:16.