Preparing for Haiti is different this time...
Our backpacks are getting lighter and lighter as the days countdown.
As we select only what's really necessary.
Everyone keeps asking what will you do when you first get there..
Well, we have a plan. But we know that our "plan" could change a hundred times.
And let's be real, we don't want to follow our plan anyway. God's plan is where it's at.
All we know is that we are packing A LOT of oatmeal.
I think we've been gearing up for the trip of a lifetime.
Amy and I were incredibly blessed by the place where we were formerly volunteers- the place where God prepared us for...what's next. If I was a struggling Haitian mom I wouldn't want my baby cared for anywhere else. If I was an adoptive mom, I wouldn't want to my baby to be waiting for me anywhere else.
The amenities at Children of the Promise allow the children there to receive the best care available. Easily the nicest orphanage in Northern Haiti, Children of the Promise runs like a well-oiled machine.
We hope to be there someday. Maybe one day we'll have 24-hour power, a reliable water supply, and a roost full of chickens.
But who knows what bumpy roads we'll have to traverse before we get there. We're ready for whatever God has in store for us. Our food, our housing, our transportation...in His hands. We could be bunking it, eating oatmeal, and riding taxi motos for a long time. But hot showers and fancy things were never that important to us anyway.
In a way, this is the path we've always desired. We love the thrill of seeing God work with the bare minimum of what we have to offer...ourselves.