We arrived! How exciting it was for our group to walk through the airports sporting our new REISER RELIEF tee shirts!
It is such a difference coming to Haiti for the second time. The chaos at the airport seemed ordinary. Driving in our tap-tap from the airport to the guesthouse, the streets were lined with adults and children just as they were on my May visit. But this time, instead of feeling uncertain about smiling and waving at them, it was almost as though I knew them. I found myself looking for faces I might recognize. I felt so much more connected to Haiti.
But just as last time, I’m in the country that stopped our founder, Father Reiser, in his tracks. The country that broke his heart as he witnessed the daily suffering of the Haitian people. The country that he could not forget even after he got back home. And the country that, despite its desperate poverty, is so filled with the love of God.