Our day started out with more travel – a 5 hour drive to Labalaine where we plan to spend several days. We rented an air conditioned”bus” for the trip. When the so-called bus arrived, it turned out to be a 16 passenger van… We were all very thankful that it was air-conditioned, but once we piled in, we found it to be a rather tight fit.
Many good memories were made as we bounced along – always very thankful for the cool air blowing on us and the few times we got to stretch our legs for a few moments. Jamie captured in well in two words: moving pains.
Leaving Port-au-Prince, we saw a lot of city sights such as this:
After leaving the city, we enjoyed some very different sights:
There were many vendors who were more than willing to deliver their wares right to the van window anytime we showed any interest (and sometimes even when we didn’t show any interest). A group of women were selling mangos by the road and as soon as the van slowed, a whole group of them came running to give us a wide selection of mangos. Phil bought 3 bags and they were trying to give him more mangos instead of his change… The mangos were a great addition to our supper this evening.
Long after we were all ready to get there, we finally pulled up to the front gate of the HRM mission compound!
We had a yummy lunch of Haitian spaghetti and then started some work projects.
And we MIGHT have had just a little bit of fun while we worked…
Evening is our time to relax a little, and we definitely enjoy the cooler temperatures that come with it!
The plan for tomorrow is to do more work projects here around HRM (Haitian Relief and Missions).
It has been great experiencing the sights, smells, and tastes of Haiti so far and I look forward to what God has ahead for us in this country. Thank you all so much for your prayers! We all very much appreciate them!
Reporting from Haiti on behalf of the youth group,