It took us a total of 13 and a half hours to get to Port au Prince, and got to the Coconut Villa Hotel to rest for the night. In the morning we took two groups to Mole St. Nicholas on a tiny, 10-passenger plane over beautiful mountains and water. When the first group arrived, we went straight to the orphanage, just a few steps away from the structure we are staying in. The kids there are so cuddly and playful. They made us feel loved as we gave them hugs and kisses. When the second group arrived, we ate a delicious lunch of beans, rice, and goat meat-which I never would have eaten if I were in the states-but it was really good!
After lunch, we went on a walk to different places around the town and prayed over them as a group. We went back to the orphanage and played for a little while longer, and came back to the cafeteria to talk about voodoo and abuse, so we have a little background of what the Haitian beliefs are. Dinner is soon, and I’m looking forward to another great meal and good night of sleep. It’s great here!
Mom, dad, and Austin, I’m doing well. Thanks for the letters! Love you guys!
We got paired up in two’s and three’s at the Coconut Villa Hotel. I was in a two-person room, paired up with Susan. I came in on the 2nd flight to Mole St. Nicholas. That plane ride was definitely my favorite! The scenery was amazing and it was so smooth. Barb freaked out on that plane ride when we landed, because our airstrip was a dirt road….I thought it was actually pretty neat. The temperature feels different hotter here than Port au Prince, and I think that’s because at the Coconut Villa we had air condition in our rooms!
The orphanage visit is my favorite part of the trip so far. As soon as we entered the orphanage all of the children started running up to us and wanted us to pick them up, it was the cutest thing! We just ate dinner. We had very, very sweet corn and peas, macaroni and cheese (minus the cheese), and chicken with some type of sauce on it. I gave some of my lunch and dinner to Chia-Hong to eat, which he did happily! I’m hoping I sleep well tonight! Love everyone back home, and missing all of you!