Haiti Day 2- 12-28-10
Today has been a great day. We were up and started at 6:00am which is 5:00am Texas time, no daylight savings in Haiti... We had breakfast and left the house by 7:30am. We got in the tap tap, a Haitian means of transportation. Picture a box truck that has 3 wooden benches in the back with a few metal bars to hold on. we road the tap tap for 1.5 hours up the side of the mountain on unpaved roads. It was very bumpy ride but a true Haitian experience. We got to a point where we had to stop and walk the rest of the way, which was about a mile away. The village we are serving in is called Marotierre and it is beautiful. It is perched atop of one of the hatian mountains surrounded in lush greenery and gardens. When we got to Marotierre we started work on the school. We scraped paint, sanded walls, and began the process of painting. This school is a 10 classroom school that houses 300+ haitian children. Some of the kids helped us paint and work on the school as well. Day one of painting is done and hopefully we will finish the work in the next two days. The thing that has surprised most of us is the beauty of Haiti the land and people are some of the prettiest people in the world. Another great experience from today was walking through clouds. The clouds were rolling through the mountains and we got to be in them! It was alot of fun.
Praise- Sarah made it here safely and has begun learning new things about Haiti. Our team is now complete!
Pray for new friends we meet, for the work to go smoothly, and for everything we do to reflect Christ!