Apart from a very short sprinkle during the Super Bowl, the rain has held off here in Port-au-Prince. Yes, we did see the Super Bowl last night. It was fun to see the NBC crew here set up their satellite to pull down the CBS broadcast. Decent game. Gutsy.
But the fact that the rain held off is more important, as well as for the whole day today. We thought you might like to see what one of the units looks like set up, so here it is. Along with that is a photo of what 90% of the "tents" look like around Port-au-Prince: random pieces of cloth usually, sometimes plastic, strung up over a few pieces of rope or some branches. Most of these will not resist the run up of wind to the first thunderstorm. We were very glad to be a part of setting up 50 units over the next couple of days. Our partners with an orphanage and church in Titayen, and some other partners with a school and church in Gressier also started distributing and setting up tents today. Thank the Lord for our brothers and sisters in the UK who support this Shelterbox work.
As networking does, it eventually brings people to you instead of having to go out to look for them! Yet another person at the hotel approached us today saying, "Hey, I saw what was written on the back of your T-shirts ("Showing the love of Christ to those in need") and I just thought you should know about ________." Today it was about another orphanage that has little or no help from any big organizations. We hope to check it out tomorrow...unless we're able to pick up the pallet of baby food and get it out.... Let's see what tomorrow brings...in Christ.