Monday, July 28, 2008

Home!!!

We are finally home. After an awesome week of being in Haiti and working with the Livesays it is hard to be believe this trip is done. My thoughts are all jumbled and I really need to sit and process what went on.

I will be getting my pictures uploaded tomorrow and then will try to piece together what we did on the trip. It will take me a few days though so bear with me....

We were supposed to arrive home Sunday night at 10:30 pm.

God had different plans for us. In the morning a few of us got up very early and went with Troy to Port. Troy had to go in early as it was his turn to lead the praise and worship at the church they attend. We spent the morning at a bakery and just hung out and ate croissants in the air conditioning! Ah that was good!!!!!!!

The rest of the team followed later with Tara. We all met up at The mission church in Port au prince. Wow!!!!!!!! We were only there for about 40 minutes but the praise and worship time was AWESOME!! Most of us walked out in tears it was sooooooooo good and praising the Lord with the Americans and the Haitians together was just wonderful and so uplifting. It was a good thing to because about halfway through we had to leave to make it to the airport. It was so crazy at the airport and what normally takes us 20 minutes or so took us 2 1/2 hours to get through. What happened was that a flight was cancelled from the day before so all those people were now trying to get on a flight that day. There were 4 planes sitting on the runway all waiting go take off. I have never seen this before. It was crazy. The flight we were supposed to take was 45 minutes late arriving into Port and then the other people ended up boarding their flight first. Which meant we spent another hour on top of it all in the waiting room with A LOT of people trying to get out. We were supposed to take off at 12:30 and we didn't take off until after 3:30. Our flight from Miami was supposed to take off at 5:30 and we pretty much knew there was NO way we would make it. We flew into Miami 1/2 hour after our next flight had already left. Ah it was bringing back memories to a few people who set up a tent last February in the airport. I will say American Airlines was awesome to us!!! They got us booked up as fast as they could for as early as possible the next day and they even got us 5 free hotel rooms as a beautiful hotel, and vouchers for breakfast and dinner for everyone. They did not have to do that as the reason the plane was late was due to a security concern (piece of luggage left on plane but not sure where the passenger was, come to find out they had just moved the person to first class or something like that) but AA went out of their way and made us VERY comfortable.

We arrived home today at 2:00pm and thank you to all of you who came out to welcome us home!! It was wonderful to see you all!! Thanks too for those that called me this afternoon. I hope to be able to share some of my thoughts of our trip. God has really confirmed some awesome plans that are now in the works.

I am going to really miss being with this team on a daily basis. They were wonderful to work with and I am forever blessed to call them friends. More later!!!

11 comments:

Cherdecor said...

I am happy you all arrived home safely and will be looking forward to your pictures.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad that you all made it home safely. I had planned on coming out to see you last night, but I had to work today. Go figure, I never work Mondays!! Anyway, I can't wait to see pictures and hear more stories! :)

karla said...

Brenda:

My niece is working in Haiti this summer at 3 Angels orphanage and she goes to that church each Sunday. She told me that she saw Troy yesterday!

Wish you could have met each other!!

Hugs

karla said...

Brenda:

My niece is working in Haiti this summer at 3 Angels orphanage and she goes to that church each Sunday. She told me that she saw Troy yesterday!

Wish you could have met each other!!

Hugs

Mari said...

Welcome home. Amy told us you were delayed. I'm so glad the Airlines treated you well and we're glad to have yo home again!

Cheri said...

Glad to have you home safe and sound.
I can't wait to hear all about the trip!

Diane said...

I MISS YOU TODAY!!! This is the first day of not seeing you after being able to spend time with you for 16 days straight! If we're still friends after that much time, I think we're solid! :) It's good - kinda - to be home today although it's with a little Hatitian Happiness... 'sigh'...

julie said...

Glad to have you back home!!!! Can't wait to see you tomorrow and hear all about it!

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Welcome Home Brenda! I'm looking forward to the pictures! Praising Jesus for the awesome work you're doing in Haiti...Terry

A Momma in Waiting... said...

Welcome Home Brenda! I'm looking forward to the pictures! Praising Jesus for the awesome work you're doing in Haiti...Terry

Troy & Tara Livesay said...

Love you B! Tell Nate he DID NOT ruin my surprise -- Troy saw the email and deleted my copy -- so no worries. :) THere is something very unsettling about being pampered in Haiti -- I kept wanting to cry but then remembered Troy wanted me to enjoy it --- lets just say it was kind of a twisted thing -- and I don't think I could ever be one of those spa types even if I had money... very odd experience!