Thursday, December 9, 2010
Jean really saved the day today. Some people yelled and tried to throw rocks at us for looking over the wall and having cameras. Jean went and told the Chef (not a misspelling- Kreyol for chief or boss) that "we were cool", so the Chef let everybody know to leave us alone.
We watched for much less time today than yesterday. The crowds grew smaller, especially when a drizzle turned into a steady rain after lunch.
Our guard Seab, usually on a three-man rotation of shifts, has now been at our gate for 3 days. The other two men can't get here since no tap-tap taxis are running. We're feeding him a steady diet of peanut butter "mamba" sandwiches, Doritos, and Rice Krispy Treats. I feel awful that he's been away from his family for 3 days, but also incredibly impressed with his loyalty, both to his job and us. He reads his Bible and prays out loud for many hours a day.
It's men like Seab who should be on the news, representing their nation to the world, not these rock-throwing teenagers.
Keep on praying for Haiti. Pray for peace. Pray for justice. Pray for the right man or woman to become president, and for Haitians to get a government that serves them efficiently and fairly. Selfishly, pray that the airport opens so we can all get home. Priye pou Ayiti!