Thanks to all of you for your prayers for Sienna. I talked with her on the phone this evening. She is safely settled at the orphanage and happily practicing her Kreyol. She told me that she and her American host family are taking a handful of Haitian children to THE BEACH later this week. A friend of mine commented, “I thought she was going down there to alleviate pain and suffering….”
I am so jealous. The Haitian beaches are, of course, beautiful just like any other Caribbean beach you have ever been on. What a wonderful way for Sienna to experience the joys and wonders of Haiti, not just the devastation. As missioners we sometimes get tunnel vision and think everyone in Haiti is destitute or starving and needs our help. Of course, there are treasures there that the usual missioner never gets to see. Pere Sadoni, the priest in charge of St VIncent’s School, has been telling me all along that if you only see Port au Prince, you dont know Haiti.
My dream is to one day travel in Haiti outside the big capital city. Maybe Sienna and I will get to do that together.