Yesterday we arrived in Port-au-Prince and switched from our large plane to a five-passenger plane in which we could only take 70 pounds of supplies with us. On the plane, which was approximately the size of Leigh Anne’s mini van, me (Liz) got to sit in the co-pilot seat because they trusted me the most to fly plane if any thing happened to the pilot ;). The views were fantastic on this very unique 45-minute adventure we embarked on. Luckily the small aircraft carried throw up bags for dear ole Lydia who felt a calling to use one.
After a long time of unpacking and repacking we managed to get rid of over 100 pounds to send on the truck that will arrive Monday evening. We are borrowing as much as we can right now while we wait for the truck. Once arriving at the Mole, we ate lunch and unpacked our two sets of clothes and few supplies (none including toilet paper or shower supplies).
We took a tour of campus and spent a few hours with the orphans. Marc was Lydia’s buddy last trip about two and a half years ago. Yesterday at the orphanage I said his name and he walked up to me, sat in my lap, and stayed there the rest of our time at the orphanage, which meant so much to me.
After the orphanage time we hit the sack after watching Smurfs at movie night with the orphans. Turns out our sink was “fixed” three times yesterday, yet still not working right. Currently we are washing hands and brushing teeth with the showers. I (Liz) was ecstatic to see canopies over the beds, which they say are to keep bugs out but I believe it is because I am a Haitian Princess.
Today we went to big church for songs and sermon in Creole then we (Liz and Lydia) taught children’s church over the Bible story of Daniel in the Lions Den. In children’s church we sang songs, played games, read the story and colored. We then ate lunch, Haitian spaghetti yum yum, the best meal here, Lydia’s fave. Liz took a very sweaty nap while the rest of the gang headed to the beach. Lydia got two shells she’s very proud of to bring back. Charie and Leigh Anne collected rocks to use at their Women’s Bible Study.
Then we all returned to the dorm and got our things for Youth group. Charie and Leigh Anne lead a lesson on Faith and focusing on God among the distractions. Their lesson went very well and kept everyone engaged. We played some amazingly fun games including blindfolded obstacle course and a three-legged race. We ate dinner then headed to Jody’s house for an American Church service via streaming from Southland Church in Nicholasville.
Love and miss all of you all.
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