PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI - Pastor Sanousse drove his tap-tap truck down a dry creek bed steeper than Parksville Knob. There is no road, but there are piles of creek gravel the size of softballs.
He was bringing local missionaries Bruce Thompson, Steve Runyon and Barry Harmon to lead a revival at his church, Black Mountain Number One. As the truck bumped along the rough rock, several local boys jumped on the back of the tap-tap truck, which is a pickup outfitted with benches in the bed. It's called a tap-tap because when passengers want out, they tap on the side of the truck or the top of the cab.
As the truck finishes its descent, Harmon shines his industrial-sized flashlight on goats and pigs on the rocks feeding on garbage piles. Little boys run up on the truck and hang on for the ride.
When the truck stops the missionaries head up a hill into a neighborhood, through alleys and past two black pigs to get to the church. It, like most buildings in Haiti, has cinder block walls, a cement floor and a tin roof. The concrete posts have nails in them that serve as candle holders.