Thursday, February 04, 2010


A post from the plane.

I suppose one of the main things one does while traveling is WAIT. Waiting to check-in, waiting to go through security, waiting in the departure hall, waiting in line to board the plane, waiting for the plane to take off. As you most likely know, there is a lot of waiting involved. Of course, while waiting, there are things to do: read, write, type, walk around, browse in shops, visits to the restroom, sit in a cafe; enough to keep one at least semi-occupied.

Well, during one of my restroom visits I saw a sign on the back of the bathroom door which when translated said: “A country that already had very little, has now lost everything. Help Haiti.” As I read that sign, I thought, “Great, they are raising awareness and money for Haiti. What a great idea to post these signs in the bathroom.” And then, suddenly my trip became a reality. Here I am, going to Haiti. I am going to that country, that country that had so little and now has next to nothing. I am traveling to that country. I am going there to help. Going to a country that I have been following on the news for 22 days now, a country with so much devastation, a country with so many aid workers. I felt a bit overwhelmed as I was trying to imagine driving into Haiti – seeing the devastation, mingling (or getting lost) in the world of aid workers and NGO’s, experiencing the great need for medical care. I still cannot imagine it. I try to prepare myself mentally, but feel that no matter how hard I try; I will still be shocked. Shocked at how a country lost so much. But thankfully, Haiti has not lost everything. God is there. And by His grace, I am going to do my part, play a teeny tiny role in the big picture, reaching out one person at a time.

1 comment:

Glenn A. Price said...

Sandra, so glad you are going to Haiti. What a blessing you will be, especially to the vulnerable children. Do not be afraid or insecure about what you have to offer, because it is not about you or your abilities. God's strength is made perfect in our weakness. He will use you mightily as you look to Him.

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~