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Written by Tim Hillman   
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:06 PM

Well it's time for another trip to Haiti.

As you read this, we should be at Sonlight Academy in Port-de-Paix Haiti visiting with old friends, helping teachers and preparing for a dedication ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21.

The dedication is for the SonCenter which has been used for classrooms but now will open up for church services which will allow more than triple the attendance by Haitians on Sunday morning.

Although this is my 14th trip, it is always different. It will be the first time leaving Cincinnati from a new terminal and the first time we stay in the airport hotel (although we've slept in the airport and outside in the past).
The main difference is that my wife is going with me. That's my betrothed who I have been with for 34 years. Hopefully we don't see any spiders.

Over the years, I have been the only male on the trip and the ladies with me have been referred to as my other wives. One of them, Charlene Fancher, will be with us on this trip.

I've gotten all my medication except for the one for warts.

That's because I am a classic worry wart. Will everybody and everything be OK while I'm gone?

Will American Airlines flights be delayed or will pilots go on strike?
I should know by now not to worry. There have been times when flights have been delayed and there was a strike one year as we were the last flight before midnight.

As I get older (thanks for the birthday wishes, especially on facebook) the word worry seems to have been replaced with the word “concerned.”

We should be concerned and we don't have all the answers.

I have appreciated everyone who has supported and enjoyed my articles on Haiti. Most importantly, I'm thankful for the prayers.
One Facebook item I read said, If God is your co-pilot, let Him drive. Or, as my wife's license plate once read, Let go and Let God.

We'll be back at the end of next week and hope to get to the Aid for Addy benefit at the fairgrounds.

Good health and prosperity to all. And thank God for it.