Today was a really exciting day! My group left at 6:30 a.m. and we went to a boating village called Kapafu. The boat ride was really quick and we got a nice cloud cover on the way back so that was amazing. When we got to the village we were hoping that all the kids would be there so that we could play with them, but when we got there the kids left for school. There were just a few adults there, but we still played games with them and we painted some of the women’s nails. We also got to pray with them and we spent about 2 hours there just loving on them.
While we were resting after we got back from the boating village the other group was doing construction. While digging the team hit a water line. The water line they hit went to the dorm room that us girls are staying in so for a couple of hours we didn’t have water. It got fixed really quickly so it wasn’t a big deal.
After lunch we got to take all the orphans to the beach! It was so much fun and all the kids had an amazing time! We each got assigned two kids to keep track of, which I though would be easy, but it wasn’t. I couldn’t remember my kids names so that made it hard and once we got to the water the kids went crazy. So we just made a circle around them so that they wouldn’t go out to far in the water.
All the kids knew how to swim so we weren’t too worried, but we watched them closely. They were eating up being with us and were hanging off of us and they were lining up to get launched into the water by Kirk, Winston, and Paul. The kids where also making sand castles and covering each other up in the sand. I had so much fun just watching them and playing with them!
These kids are so amazing to be around! They have so much joy and they always have a smile on their face! They are so inspiring to be around and it has been very humbling. We all made it back safe and with all the kids.
For this evening we are doing a movie night for the community. Which will be another great opportunity for us to love on the people of Haiti and hopefully we will have some opportunities to pray for the people there.
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