As we drove to his "camp" he asked me to pull over a block away so that I would not be mobbed by the other refugees at the camp. It's amazing that in the midst of all this he is concerned for my safety. I told him no... I want to see where he lived and see his mother and children... we continued to argue as I pulled the motorcycle into the camp.
The sign on the wall outside the camp read "USA Refugees Camp - your help is very important for us" written in charcoal.
Here is a video of one of the many spontaneous refugee camps that are all too common in Port au Prince. So many people have been displaced from their 1 or 2 room concrete shacks. They either have crumbled and collapsed or they have so many cracks that the people are scared to stay in them. They beg for food, for water, for help, for someone to care. Today we will bring a truckload of water to the camp.
Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers. Ask God for mercy, for comfort, for relief for those suffering from this tragic event. Ask God to awaken the world to the plight of Haiti and it's people and to move them to sacrifice for those in need. We pray that God will use all that is good to respond to those in need.