Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Day after the cement....more like day after the battle of the buckets. We all woke up with questions. Questioning if we would be able to move our arms. Questioning if the blisters would prevent us from doing more work. Questioning if we would give 110% again. Arriving in Guibert wiped away any doubt from our minds. The foundation was complete. The Haitian's smiles were beautiful. And the scars on our hands were for all intents and purposes healed with the joy that welled-up once again unfailingly. We split into two groups again today. Jeff's group helped flatten out the land for the porch of the mission house. Jen's group hiked throughout the town of Guibert hanging plaques on the houses that we built through Hope and the Haitian church. The plaques read the verses from Acts and Revelation 3:20 and the faces on the families read hope. After a lunch of hot dogs, fried roots, and meat pies we got back to work. Teams Jeff and Jen reunited for passing bricks assembly line style. Once all the bricks were gone, the team got their first real afternoon to play with the boys. In my opinion "ou vle jewe" are the three most beautiful words in the creole language. They translate "do you want to play", but most importantly they orchestrate something that transcends all language barriers- basketball and soccer, Haitian's vs. Blancs(the name the Haitians give to white people). Both games ended in a tie. Once again, dinner was amazing and we spent the night playing games and sharing about our days.