Daily Archives: January 16, 2015

The joys of traveling 😏

Today we left Jacmel at 7:00 a.m. to return to the States for two weeks. Our flight from Port au Prince was scheduled to depart at 1:00 p.m. for Miami, FL; then we were to depart at 6:30 p.m. from Miami to Newark, NJ.

After settling some business in Port au Prince, we were by the gate at 11:00 a.m. Everything was on time. We rejoiced because the last time we left Port au Prince we had been delayed six hours, because a flock of birds had hit the engine. We already started to plan what we would get to eat at the Mexican Restaurant in the airport. We boarded the plane at 12:20 p.m., and then it was announced that there was engine problem so we had to de-board. We were delayed four hours this time, but we knew that we would not make our connecting flight again. We finally left at 4:50 p.m. and arrived in Miami at 7:00 p.m. Here we go again…We need to get a flight back to NJ. We were scheduled for the 9:00 p.m. flight to Newark. We were happy to get flight, but we did not get a voucher to get something to eat. The 9:00 p.m. flight was on time. We boarded the plane, ready to go, as we were eating some Greek yogurt. And then came an announcement. There was no flight crew. We needed to wait for a new crew that was coming from La Guardia, which meant we had to de-plane again and wait another hour. Looks like we will not get back until after 1:00 a.m.

We hope this is the end of the story…😴





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Visiting Fanm Dlo

“Fanm Dlo,” translated means “Water Woman.” A “Water Woman” is responsible to share clean filtered water with people in her neighborhood, at least three families. We realize how difficult it is for these women to even get a bucket of dirty water. They need to walk two miles to the river or buy a bucket of dirty water from someone’s cistern for 5 cents. Can you imagine? Even for a bucket of dirty water, the poor have to pay. We see more and more what a blessing it is for them to have the water filters from “Water with Blessing.”




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Visiting our neighbors

Every Time we go to visit our neighborhood, we learn something new about their situations. We learned that Francine, in her one-room shack, has more young people living with her. She went to see her family in the mountains and brought back two more of her children–a 15-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. She has one more child in the mountains, living with her other family members. The daughter is sleeping in a neighbor’s house, and the three boys are sleeping on the floor in Francine’s shack.

We visited a new area where we were told a very young father of three children had died before Christmas. He was only 30 years old. There were children everywhere, as well as elders. There was one teenage girl not feeling well, so we got her to see our Dr. Juanita in the Manman Angela clinic.




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