Haiti Day Four (Tuesday) Part 1

Sorry this has been such a long, drawn-out story of our trip! With the busyness of everyday life, plus not feeling well, it’s been difficult to find the time to sit down and type it out. But…here we are at day 4!

We got up Tuesday morning and got ready for the day. Unfortunately Emilie and I had not gotten much sleep, as I was up a good bit during the night with pain. Since I was up…Emilie was up…it was a small room. 🙂 By morning I was 99% sure that the pain and discomfort that I was having was from a kidney stone. (Unfortunately, I’ve experienced this before. 😦 ) The pain wasn’t terrible and I thought I could make it through the day. After breakfast, we headed to another local school.

The drive through town was unbelievable. I’ve seen pictures before, but it was more than I could have imagined.

These were their taxis.  They were always packed with people.

These were their taxis. They were always packed with people.

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They were cleaning all of the garbage out of the gutters because they were expecting rain.  But they didn't actually pick it up...they just moved it into the streets.

They were cleaning all of the garbage out of the gutters because they were expecting rain. But they didn’t actually pick it up…they just moved it into the streets.

The traffic was crazy!  People were going in all different directions.  Motorcycles were weaving in and out. There are no stop signs, no red lights, and LOTS of horn-blowing!

The traffic was crazy! People were going in all different directions. Motorcycles were weaving in and out. There are no stop signs, no red lights, and LOTS of horn-blowing!

This guy came up to the bus selling plantains.  He had the greatest smile.  :)

This guy came up to the bus selling plantains. He had the greatest smile. 🙂

There was garbage everywhere you looked.  If you look close, you'll see a pig.  We often saw them roaming around eating the garbage.

There was garbage everywhere you looked. If you look close, you’ll see a pig. We often saw them roaming around eating the garbage.

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We drove through what was once a slave market. It is now used as a marketplace to sell food and clothing. Sometimes they would spread blankets on top of the garbage to set out their things, but sometimes it was just on the ground on top of all the garbage. There were people everywhere, along with goats and other animals.

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We arrived at the school and were met with a warm welcome! We spent the morning teaching the children about Jesus through song, dance, Bible stories and other activities. The children were adorable and a delight to be around!

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Around lunch time, we loaded onto the bus and headed back to Hope for the Children orphanage, where we would spend the remainder of the day.

I’ll try to post part 2 tomorrow!

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

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