Baffled

Originally posted on Rollings In Haiti.

The generosity of people baffles me, especially in situations like what we are experiencing here.

This morning I talked to our contact about the truck. They called the dealership, made contact, got me the info, I passed it on to Chris who is already in Port and he called. They have 6 trucks in stock and one now has our name on it. We can do a direct transfer from our accounts abroad to theirs. We don’t need to wait for the banks. Hopefully by next week we will have our new delivery truck and have one big logistical problem solved.

Chris has our dossier in hand. Got an email from the Embassy. Someone is reviewing our file RIGHT NOW. Should hear some sort of info later today. Ugh. My stomach is all knotty.

Still waiting to hear about Peter and Sara’s flight…I’m checking my email like an expectant parent.

Now the truly baffling part. Got a phone call from a priest in Montreal. His parish raised a bunch of money in 2004/2005 to help with our relief project in Gonaives. They are already raising money for us. He called to tell me they wanted to cover the truck. I told him it was already covered, BUT we needed a passenger vehicle. He said consider it done. I almost broke down crying on the phone. It is so humbling to see how people want to help. The biggest thing for us is that now instead of taking money out of the general fund for a vehicle we can use all of that money to get filters to people. Beautiful.

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