We went to the market a few times while we were in Haiti. The market is a very small (by US standards) grocery store. The last time we went it was just Joe and I and our translator. We selected our purchases and went to check out. The lady rang us up and said $70. $70!!! Really??? Joe only had $60 cash and that should have easily covered it. Our translator was hurriedly doing a currency conversion on his phone. In the meantime Joe had given the money changer his money to convert to the Haitin gourde and was scrounging around in his money belt for some more change. Jonas (translator) asked Joe how much he had given her. Joe said $60 and Jonas gestured for Joe to stop looking for more. Fishy..... The lady took the Haitian money ($60 US) and then handed Joe some change! I guess she rang us up every day and just said $70 every time!!! Cheeky buggers.
It would probably pay to have Haitian money the next time we go so it will be easier to see if we're being ripped off or not! Thanks to God we had wonderful translators who had our best interests in mind.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
We are no longer orphans because of what God did for us. With one simple act of obedience our sins were forgiven at the cross. So what are we doing with the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ? Our family has decided to take a step of faith and do what He's called us to do, to take care of widows and orphans. Our journey starts with adoption.