First Week in Haiti

Where to begin. This has been an amazing and eventful first week down here. So far I have been to Port-au-Prince via truck delivering tons of relief supplies, held a dying baby in my hands and felt helpless, been bitten by more mosquitos that I thought could ever live in one place, and I have loved every single minute of it.

The people in Haiti are starting to get back to the way life was before the earthquake, but it isn't easy. Millions of people in the country are without jobs. Thousands live in tent cities that are just yards away from the mass grave sites. The country is in complete chaos still, but you can see God working through it more every day.

Somehow through all of this chaos, the people still have a will to push forward that is unlike anything I have ever seen. All of them want to help each other as much as they can, but there is a sense of selfishness in the relationships as well. When you don't have anything, it is very hard to share when you get something. This mindset has been more clear to me as we distribute supplies to people in tent cities. They want to help each other and will, but they have a basic human instinct to take care of themselves first.

It looks like I will be returning the states in mid to late April after working a preacher training school and a orphanage in northern Haiti. Please the people of Haiti and me in your prayers every day.

Bryan Clifton

Oklahoma City, OK