Haiti Bible Institute, February 10, 2015

I arrived at the airport in Port-au-Prince yesterday to uncharacteristically cloudy weather. What was also uncharacteristic for this city is that there was very little traffic. Local bus drivers, or tap-tap drivers as they call them
here, have launched a protest because the government has not lowered fuel prices to their satisfaction. I don't know many details. All I know is that a lot of people are being detained and a lot of tires are being burned in the streets.

I was pleased to be able to deliver a suitcase full of shoes and a wad of money to Pastor Predestin at My Father's House orphanage. My teaching colleague (who also came bearing gifts) and I enjoyed being swarmed by huggers. These kiddos get great care, but I was stirred emotionally as I thought of that huge daddy hug vacuum (you may take that adjective to describe the daddy and the vacuum).

I am spoiled again this year by our very nice guest house/hotel. Generators do not make the frequent city power outages unnoticeable, but we are spoiled by hot water, occasional air-conditioning and occasional wireless Internet.

Tomorrow starts the roller coaster with students arriving at 7 a.m. I am scheduled to teach through the book of Hebrews in about 16 hours through four days and then to teach a second level of Biblical Counseling in the same amount of time. I hope to give daily updates, and would be pleased if you take the time to read them and pray for me and our students.

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