From Lance's journal
PAP Haiti 30 January 2010
Spent all day in the campground surrounding the church. The thing that was the most striking to me today has been the futility of the situation here. This country is a literal mess and not because they had an earthquake 2 weeks ago. The streets are filled with trash, the smell is overpowering at times; to our American sensitivities it is almost unbelievable. But in all of this, the children still play, the people still smile. They keep clean despite a lack of resources. It is a wonder. The people we saw today have, for the most part, lost something; a house, their lively hood, etc. The people we see tomorrow had nothing to lose in the first place. They live in tin shacks not affected by the quake. The only running water is from the creek that runs beside the group of shacks. This place is unimaginable to most. Part of me almost wishes it still was for me.