We all have routines when we head out on errands. Keys? Phone? Money? Shopping List? Because we live on an island, we often need to travel to the mainland to pick up supplies that can’t be purchased here. It’s a 90 minute boat ride and then a 90 minute ride in a truck just to get to Port au Prince. We have our routine.
Wallet? Phone? Charger? Overnight bag? Keys to truck on mainland? Passport?
It’s difficult to make the trip in one day but it can be done. However, it’s always good to be prepared for an overnight stay.
With the postponement of the presidential election runoffs and the February 7, 2016 constitutionally imposed deadline for choosing a new president approaching, it is obvious that the Churchills in Haiti need to add another item to their routine.
Tonight I stayed home from “Movie Night” at the new WISH library, and made sure our evacuation bag was thorough and up to date. Up to this point, we have left most of the items behind when we have gone on short trips. Those important items will now go with us anytime we head off the island. Life Documents? Laptop? Chargers? Comfort items for the kids?
We aren’t living in fear, but we do want to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Please continue to pray with us that there will be peace and not violence as the government transitions and as the February 7th date quickly draws near.