Sunday, October 7, 2012

Just now...

Just now I felt like I wanted something, but I didn't know what. I wasn't really hungry, but I wanted food. I didn't really want to go out, but I was restless. So Kate and I went down to the snack bar to get something.

As we passed the buffet on our way to the snack bar, we looked up and noticed guys in military fatigues lining the sidewalk between us and the buffet. There were 6 or 8 of them at regular intervals, standing at attention and holding big guns.

We looked into the dining area of the buffet, trying not to stare. There was the president of Haiti, right there. He was sitting within 10 feet of us, eating his lunch as we walked by.

We proceeded on to the snack bar and bought a 6-piece order of chicken nuggets for $3.

The mundane juxtaposed with the exceptional.

That pretty much sums up life in Haiti in a nutshell.

Coast Guard boat that is anchored just offshore, part of the President's security force while he is here.


  1. There you go. You knew beforehand that Club Indigo would prove to be a different sort of mission field. May God's light and love pierce even that dark place.

    1. Amen! Yes, a different sort of mission field indeed--a very nice one, but nonetheless difficult. God's love and light are piercing the darkness!

  2. Rebekah,

    Oh incredibly neat to see the very man we had been praying for....
    Thank you so much for sharing updates; I know I appreciate it so much and it also helps in knowing how to continue to pray for you all down there.

    May He strengthen you with His might today and always...
    In His love,

    1. Thank you, Melanie, for your continued prayer! I'm glad you like reading the updates. Wish I had a picture of him, but even if I had had a camera in my hand at the time, I probably wouldn't have had the guts to take it out and use it! :-)


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