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"Saturday, March 16, 2013

Saturday morning traffic jam

I wasn't kidding when I said that there was a 24 hour a day traffic jam in PAP.  IT 645am and we are stuck in traffic.

We left 15 min ago for Gonaives and it only took us 5 minutes to stop in traffic.

If you want to know what it smells like, try walking behind an old school bus with no muffler and breathe deep, then do it again.

I will try to post a video later, but only if you promise to watch it with the sound all the way up while you are breathing that bus exhaust.

Matthew 19:26  NIV  Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Pastor Widelson requested a bus for the orphanage in Haiti, and God has provided.   We have surpassed our financial goals and the bus has now arrived at the port in Haiti.

Current Events:
 16Apr13 The bus is finally at the orphanage!
 23Mar13 The bus is stuck in customs.
The person working on this is sick and this is on hold.
 16Mar13 The bus is stuck in customs, but we got the supplies.
Collected all the items in the bus and transported to the orphanage.
 04Mar13 The boat arrived in Haiti!
 28Feb13 The boat departed for Haiti.
 Feb 2013  The boat is not full.  Shipping delayed.
 Jan 2013  The boat is not full.  Shipping delayed.
 Dec 2012  The boat is not full.  Shipping delayed.

Current Needs:
  • Pray that the bus will continue to run perfectly, and for the safety of all who ride in God's bus.
Needs Already Met:
  • Prayers Answered
    • The bus has been delivered to the orphanage!
    • The boat finally left Florida and the bus arrived in Haiti.
    • Fair weather and safe passage to Haiti.
    • Bus stored securely in Florida until the boat is ready to leave for Haiti.
  • Monetary Donations
    • This project had 3 main components: driving the bus to Miami, shipping the bus to Haiti, and getting the bus out of customs.  Our goal was to raise $10,000 for these expenses, and we have greatly surpassed this goal!
    • With the over goal money we purchased 6 new tires for the bus, got the bus fully maintained (oil change, fluids, belts)  and also purchased spare parts that are hard to get in Haiti. 
  • Items Received
    • Musical Instruments and Supplies
      • Accordion, 2 Drum Sets, 1 Trumpet, 1 Flute, 1 Autoharp, electronic keyboard piano, tambourine, bells
      • 6 Folding Chairs
    • Non-Perishable Food
      • We are receiving lots of free meals from Feed My Starving Children!
        • 4 pallets = 31,104 servings = $6,842.88 value
      • 20 cans of beef
    • Tires for the bus
      • 6 tires total,  10 R 22.5 F - being purchased.  Current tires go in the bus as spares.
    • Clothing
      • Black Shoes for boys and girls ages 8 and up, and for adults too.
      • Dress clothes (long sleeve dress shirts, long dress pants) boys ages 8 and up
      • Sunday Dresses for ages 8 and up
    • Other
      • School Supplies - pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, paper, notebooks, binders, folders, colored pencils, scissors, calculators, rulers
      • Stuffed toys, games, balls, jump ropes
      • Sewing Machine and Fabric
      • Handbags, school bags, briefcases
      • Cooking pans
      • Personal Care items - travel size shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste
      • 3 Laptops, 1 Desktop computer, 4 LCD monitors, 1 TV and VCR
      • Blankets
      • Prescription eye glasses of all types and sizes
      • First Aid supplies

Blessing the bus

Good ol' #33
Thank you for the bus Paula!

I bet we can fit 100 in here easy!

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