03 May 2010 I needed Haiti
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Haiti didn’t need me.

We’re all back. The moment I stepped on to the walk way in to the Miami airport I wanted to turn around and get back on the plane. Walking up to customs I wanted to stick with the Haitians that were going to the States instead of having to split and go with the locals.

I’m still trying to process the whole trip. Sunday night was wonderful to tell stories, along with most of our team that went to Haiti, to our Sr. High students about how amazing God was during the week.

Tons of people were concerned about me going to Haiti ’cause I’m pregnant, and more than anything I’ve had people coming and asking how I’m doing. So to put that question to rest, I’m fine. I never got sick, neither did anyone on our trip. The heat was okay, I slept great. There was always plenty of food. I had no problem adjusting to the food in Haiti, and have actually had trouble adjusting back to American food. Tonight for dinner I made rice and beans, a staple we had, along with goat. Yumm!

I think I’m experiencing more of a culture shock coming back to the States than I did going in to Haiti. I love having my family back together. It’s wonderful to hug and laugh with Hannah. I really wish I was back in Haiti though. God did amazing things in me during the trip to Haiti. He stretched me and is still molding me from the week. I loved getting to know our translators personally and hear them tell us what all God is doing in Haiti. I’ll have to leave those stories for later. I really am frustrated with being back, and I have a feeling it’ll take me a while to adjust. My prayer right now is that God will break my heart for Americans. You can see God moving in Haiti. Haitians are open and ready to accept Christ. Of what I’ve seen even today while out at the mall, it’s not the same here.

I apologize for not jumping right in to what I’ve learned and experienced. I still need some time. But, I did want to let people know that we’re home.

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    vicky kennimer 

    you’re amazing dana! it doesn’t surprise me at all, that you came back from haiti with the feelings you have..not at all! i am happy to see you back safe and well.