Experiencing Haiti — Under the Stars

I have to say I was sad to miss last week’s Sweet Sleep Under the Stars event at the Planetarium in Nashville. However, I have been able to experience Haiti under the stars instead. 

Due to the recent aftershocks, our HORT group has been sleeping on the roof of the building where we’re staying. Here are some photos of our new digs. 

This is where our guys are sleeping.
This is our team commander, John, making Jodi and me our rooftop pad.
We’re learning to sleep like these sweet friends of ours – outside under the stars in fear of another aftershock.
At least we have somewhat comfy mattresses at our rooftop camp – these children are sleeping on a table.
Praying we can get beds to kids like these soon.
So much has happened here – we’ve met with lots of pastors and aid organizations, hugged lots of orphans and have some incredible stories to share. Hop over to our HORT blog and read the story of our translator Smit here. He spent days translating for us before sharing that he, too, is an orphan. Wow. 
Here is our latest HORT map as we’re plotting churches that are caring for orphans in their communities.
If you would, spend some time praying for these churches today. Pray for their people who have been through so much. Pray for the orphans they are caring for — that they would find comfort and peace in Jesus. Also, I’d love it if you would pray for our HORT team as we wrap up our work on the ground here this week. 
Also, please pray about giving to our Haiti Relief Fund. You can make your donation, of however much you feel led, here. We’ve already received requests for over 500 bunk beds for 1,000 sweet orphans here in Haiti and many more requests will come. 
We need your help to provide healthy, comfortable Sweet Sleep beds. 
A complete bed for one of these children in Haiti is just $200.
Thank you for praying for Sweet Sleep and our work to provide beds for orphans here in Haiti and around the world. We couldn’t do what we do without you. I’m so very thankful for each of you today.
See you in the next blog,