Last week we unofficially moved to Port-Au-Prince, as half of us stayed in Montrious to finish the Church Leadership School (including Ryan and I). This week was the first full week of all of us being in the crazy port city. It is the most amazingly hectic place- something is always going on; something crazy is always happening. In our time here, we have been joining with the YWAM staff in their visions for the city. We have been a part of several food distributions, with an organization called The Children’s Bread, started by a man from Brazil. He usually works alone, so he has been grateful for our help! He feeds over a thousand people- usually children-in the tent cities. Check out his website at: Another organization, the Gleaners, have donated a ton of dried soups and dried peaches. We hand these out as we do ministry in the different tent cities. It is amazing to have something to offer the people we serve. It is meeting their practical needs and earning the right to be heard. One of the most amazing tent cities is one right across from the Palace. In the heart of Port-Au-Prince, this is where the prostitutes and broken down live. We have all truly encountered poverty in a real way here. These people sincerely have nothing and are open to whatever encouragement we have given them.
Meanwhile. Ryan has been making bunk beds for the new YWAM base. Our team spends some time, each day, doing some things to bless them. Ryan has gone above and beyond, though! He and Sam Park have built bunk beds galore and are thinking of putting a water pump in, as well. We’ll keep you posted!