Carrefour in Haiti, July 07 to July 13, 2012
We Have Arrived!
by Bethany R.
July 7, 2012 at 08:41 PM
After a long day of travel, we have officially landed in Carrefour, Haiti, our home for the next week. We had a wonderful Haitian meal and spent some time tonight getting to know the staff, team and local Pastors and leaders from the community. We are excited to experience a true Haitian church service in the morning and even spend some time at a local orphanage. Thank all of you for your prayers and love, we made it! Keep us in your prayers as we get ready to serve this week.
Alongside Our Haitian Friends
July 9, 2012 at 10:13 PM
The past two days were wonderful. Sunday morning, we had the opportunity to worship with our Haitian brothers and sisters in a massive church nearby. That afternoon we went to an orphanage full of joyful children. We met Sister Mona and got to see how passionate she is about the children in her orphanage, the people in her community and the country as a whole. After a hot day of playing basketball, frisbee, soccer and pushing children in swings, everyone was thirsty. Sister Mona let us serve the children cold water. We got to see how precious a cold cup of water can be.
July 9, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Each day we get to the sun shining over the beautiful mountains of Haiti.
July 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Monday was our first day of work. After walking up a fairly large hill, we arrived at our worksite, a school/church in the city of Mariani, which had collapsed during the earthquake. The construction workers were ready for us when we got there. We passed buckets of concrete back and forth to create the roof of the church. It was great being able to work side by side with the members of the church. After working, we got to go back to the orphanage and see the children we had met yesterday and continue to build our relationships with them.
July 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Today was our second day at Mariani. Our work was ready for us as soon as we got there. Sitting at the edge of the property was a pile of blocks. We set up a line and passed the blocks. We passed the blocks all morning. We moved the blocks from one side of the property, up the hill and into the church. Today, most of the work was in the shade, which was a nice change from being on the roof the day before. At lunch, we had a big bowl of Haitian Spaghetti to give us energy for the rest of the day. After lunch, we split up, some of us continued to work, passing buckets of concrete. While the rest of us went down to meet and play with the children from the church. We taught them Bible stories and gave them toys and balloons.
by Bethany R.
July 11, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Tonight we experienced the full process of purchasing and eating sugar cane from a local vendor. After our meeting over "Coconut Moments" and learning all about sugar cane and the opportunity we were going to have, we headed downstairs to find our own personal sugar cane vendor waiting!
Last Full Day of Ministry
July 12, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Today, we moved blocks and passed buckets full of concrete, while learning Creole words and phrases. We laughed and worked and some of us played soccer up until lunch time.
Work and Recreation
by Bethany R.
July 17, 2012 at 03:45 PM
We decided for today to take the morning of our recreation day and have Kids Ministry one last time. It was priceless to get to spend those last moments with all the children of Mariani.
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