Watching the sunset and enjoying a slight breeze while sitting under a mango tree, I was tasked with the responsibility of writing a quick note to friends and family at home.

After several hours of waiting in airports, a late night hotel stay of questionable odor, unpleasant early morning wake up calls, one missing Haitian driver and a long, bumpy van ride, we arrived safely to the Haiti Arise compound this afternoon by the grace of God and strength gained through Carrie's amazing monster cookie survival kits.

We've been fed, given beds and had a tour this evening, and hope to start fresh in the morning after a good night sleep.

Stay tuned for more details to come.

God bless,