Welcome to Haiti!
I so wish I could capture all the sights and sounds and smells. My attempts to do that here will be lame at best.
It feels like we’ve been here a week already. Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that of the over 48 hours that we’ve been gone, I’ve clearly been awake for over 40 of them.
This morning we rose much before the sun to travel to the church where we’d be worshipping and serving today, a World Orphans partner church. Don’t ask me the name, I couldn’t pronounce it or spell it correctly, so we’ll just leave it out.
Here’s a peek into the service from the side
We arrived quite late, but when the services are over three hours, it’s not a big deal.
The singing was beautiful. And even though I don’t understand French, the heart felt worship was undeniable!
After church we visited several homes where orphans were living, something like foster homes as we no them here. (without DCFS of course). Getting to these homes was no simple task. We easily climbed over a mile up rocky terrain, around corners, up steep hill, through narrow passage ways, into home after home to meet these precious ones. These were indeed their homes, but many of us would hardly consider them a tent. A canvas ‘roof’ was the main feature and many of them housed upwards of 10-12 people.
A few photos here…
This is steeper than it looks, don’t tell my pt.