Windy Grey Skys over Marsh Harbor!
16 February 2020 | Marsh Harbor
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Its literally 1/2 a moon over the water lighting up a path in the silence of night . I can hear the fish jump over the sounds of the generator. Looking across strong beams of light mark the the port off in the distance where the night song sings. The air is crisp and fresh while stillness marks the night.
Piling in the dingy 10 people electrical wires, tents, and more. The Defense Force is located at our dingy landing and they are starting to smile when we come ashore. Pastor Bailou standing with that great smile form ear to ear. His pickup truck perched on the shore line starts our day with” I believe in you. ” Powering up with words of truth and affirmation we all climb in the back of Bailou-mobile supplies in every free space available and the motor roars carrying us over to New Vision.
What an interesting day. First Micheal shows up. He is a young man who we met at the airport when we flew into Marsh Harbor delivering Luci lights just after the storm. Something about this young man touched our hearts. He had to evacuate his house in the middle of the storm with his family. Since the storm his family has been separated due to the conditions on the island. We were able to bless him with the electrical supplies necessary to rewire his house which will bring him one step closer to being united with his family. God cares and has provided for His need because of a generous heart! Your donations to the Bahamas is bringing hope. The people of the island are grateful for the supplies and for all who arrive to be, to be here in the midst of the aftermath. It is humbling and hard to understand how much it means to just be present.
Captain Ron and Roberto were prepared to fly out today only to spend 7 hours in the airport. With the cold front rolling in the horizon is a thick grey line with increasing winds. The in bound flight from Miami has been turned around just prior to Marsh Harbor. The low lying clouds are causing low visibility making it unsafe for landing. Onboard the incoming flight is four of our new team members who spent the day in the sky only to return and sit in the Miami airport while our out bound team members sit in Marsh Harbor waiting and waiting .
Meanwhile back at New Vision our team has been diligently working and the roof is now 3/4 of the way dried in. Sandy with Open Word Relief brought the needed plywood and roofing paper. She works for this organization and goes form one disaster to the next. We ask that you pray for her strength and the strength of her team. A few more details are needed to finish the carpentry work and we will be ready to move on to the next project.
All though out the day our prayer team has been super active. Prayer heals and prayer breaks down barriers holding people back . Prayer opens the flood gates of heaven and the promises of new life and hope. Pray empowers rejuvenation. We raise a hallelujah as release and freedom keeps coming forth. Truth prevails.
Only one flat tire today ! Thank God for Brenda all was near and ready to transport us to where ever we need to go. As we serve the Lord together our friendship is growing as we bond and encourage each other. Looking across the island and the pile of rebel one must look intentionally to see the hand of the Lord to look past and see His presence.
Motoring out at the end of the day was not a dry ride. The wind is kicking up the harbor and by the time we get to the boat we are drenched!
The howling of the wind is increasing. Whistling off in the distance accompanies the lapping of the waves beating on our hulls . Night has fallen the boat rocks and turns. Silence lingers as the wind speaks in a roar.
What a crazy night and its still blowing like crazy. Its Sunday and hopefully our team members will not have to sit in the airport all day again. The incoming flight was late but arrived! Our switch out of team member is a success.
The sky is over cast and spitting rain. The island is quiet and a few folks are filling up the church. Light is shining through the damaged roof as the presence of the Holy Spirit engulfs the service. No storm will stop praise from the hearts of those who love Jesus. Faith and love for the Lord is carrying the people.
A day to rest is taken. The air has a bit of a chill but exploring the sea is a must. Diving in is with a shriek and worth every second. Under water I see debris from the trees housing many fish. full of life. Visibility is low today it is very murky from the wind. I love the sea fans, they look untouched. There appears to be many rocks and large boulders where there was not before. It makes you think about the power of the storm and how these rocks were moved and from where. Wonder continues to fill the air.