This post was from yesterday….due to technical errors we were only able to upload one picture.
Today was our first full day at the Mole. We spent the majority of the day yesterday riding in a 14 passenger van with 16 people and a ton of luggage for four hours on roads that were pretty much nonexistent. After a great deal of complaining, some upset stomachs, and a few times thinking the back end of the van might just fall off we made it and it was so worth the drive!
This area is beautiful and the view is absolutely amazing. The first half of the trip we spent in Saint Louis du Nord. On Saturday, while we were there, we went to Anse-a-Foleur and were able to walk up the mountain to see the cross. The story behind the cross is that it was struck by lightening during a big storm and was knocked down. Because of that many people believed that Satan was reclaiming the town. We were also able to visit the Voodoo temple that was in the same town which was quite an experience. I am so grateful for it but I would be okay if I never had it again. I was really nervous walking through the temple which Alicia must have sensed because she turned around and told me to just stay in constant prayer as we walked through and it would be okay.
On Sunday Manda, Erika and myself did an activity with the girls at the orphanage about being princesses of God. We had tiaras for the girls to decorate which they loved and it really seemed to have an impact, which was amazing! I am so grateful for this group that I have traveled in with. They all have such amazing faith and are such an inspiration in my life. We have had MANY bonding experiences on this trip.
On our last night in Saint Louis we had a rat (a very large rat…) that was running back and forth across the rafters in the room. I of course freaked out and refused to stay in the room so Randee, Manda, Erika, and I stayed outside on the roof and laughed for hours as all the other girls screamed about the rat.
Since we got here pretty late yesterday we really didn’t get to see much more than the beach and the baby orphanage (Bebe is still here & as cute as ever Chelsea!) but today we got to walk through the town and talk to a few of the residents here. I am so grateful for this group of people that I have come here with and their incredible faith. I look forward to the days ahead and will be updating you guys all again soon! Love you all!
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