Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Update on Haiti

Just wanted to share a part of the email Joe was finally able to send today. They have very limited internet and phone service. I will post pictures as soon as I have some.

I was taking a few minutes to write to you and let you know that all is well. We’re on our third night shift in a row and will work one more night before having Wednesday night off. I’m not quite used to
the changes yet as I still sleep only 4 or 5 hours. With each
passing day, I think and hope that I’ll get more used to the change.
Our shifts are from 7pm to 7am and we usually make it back to the compound by 8 or 830. From the truck, we go straight to the showers, after having our footwear disinfected. That’s done because of the amount of stool and vomit that we may step near, even after it´s been cleaned up. After bathing we go to the cafeteria and have breakfast which is filling but often cold as the rest of the staff has already eaten. By the time I’m ready to hit the sack, it’s usually 9 or 930 in the morning. The building is like a barracks with about 100 bunks (an uneducated guess) and I’m fairly close to the big fan and door.
It`s a welcome relief from the outside noise to have the fan close by.
After getting up I usually lay in the bunk and read for awhile before going to the rec tent and drinking some of the instant Starbuck’s that I brought with me. I’ve done the math and it’s not going to last – bummer. I need to thank Christine Scott for getting me the box. I’ve been sharing the packets with Hermann as well.


  1. Glad you are safe. It is a special calling from God to do what you do. I admire you. I surely couldn't do it, but I can pray for your safety and health. Keep up the good work.

  2. Bill and I pray for you and the family each day. Your presence will make a difference.