Wednesday, August 10, 2011

this post brought to you by twitter

Troy doesn't usually tweet a bazillion times a day but he did today.  Too much sugar in his coffee or something.  Because it is so unusual and because his day was far more interesting than mine, I'll take the lazy man's path and paste the tweets in here.

11 hours ago

~Made Starbucks coffee that a friend brought us, while feeding the kids Pop Tarts that another friend brought. Happy kids.

10 hours ago

~Rec'd email from a dear friend about his wife's chronic pain & illness we've been praying for-may have an answer and healing after 12 long yrs

~Prayer meeting this morning included singing 'I Have Decided' in three languages - English, Kreyol, and Amharic

9 hours ago

~Paid a visit to Mirlande - a pregnant mother in our program who lives in a tin shack. Her faith and positive attitude rock my world.

~Day just took a turn for the worse-now have 'Break My Stride' by Matthew Wilder stuck in my head

~Replaced painful earworm with . Much better.

~Am I having a popsicle for lunch? Yes. Yes I am. 

~This community has been desperate for water and praying hard for it.They are thrilled about the well and giving thanks for answered prayers.
5 hours ago 

~And now - dinner with the Harbor House family. Lourdes Milla just ate a pound of French butter. Wow.

~Thankful for the great day,now time to pray for the ones who weren't so fortunate in , , , all over this broken world.


The only other news worth reporting -  the police literally told our staff that they should have left "Moses" in the street, that by picking him up they did the wrong thing. They actually said that!  The staff members that went to report what happened (with "Moses" with them) were reprimanded.  Nothing like getting a lecture for doing what is CLEARLY the right thing. How can leaving a living disabled human alone in the dirt be the right thing? Tomorrow they are instructed to return with the paper report that was created today to the Mayor's office.  The paper cost $500 Haitian Dollars.  (2500 gourdes)  - or the equivalent of $62USD.

All that math to say, for just $62 you too can go file a report and receive a stern lecture from the local police.  What tha?


Marla Taviano said...

We had a great talk about Moses over dinner tonight. We're all praying!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

GREAT to read all of the twitter posts. Thanks, Troy.

HORRIBlE to read the police' response. I. Just. Cannot. Imagine.

Hope the rest of your week is BLESSED!

Laurel :)

Anonymous said...

We have to do the same thing out here in Cazale-not allow to touch the child until the judge comes and makes a report. They can be screaming and crying and they still do not want you to touch them. I have a few times taken a picture of them and they accept that and then take them inside. Strange law for Haiti.

Joanna said...

I know we are to be culturally sensitive and obey authority, especially as Christians, but I can't imagine going against my conscience and leaving a child in the street like that! Your stories from Haiti continually amaze me - that you stay and fight for these people who *need* advocates in such adverse conditions. I pray Moses' story will have a happy ending and that you all continue to have the strength and will to do what is right and just in a place that often seems to care about neither of these things for her own people.

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