HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
Please read in a southern accent
Its your two cowboys James Bullett and Nathan Kade here about to tell you a story. Now when I (Bullett) types I will be using bold letters so you know its me. When Kade talks he will be italicized. Anyways the story shall begin.
It was a warm.. hot.. blazin day this morning when we woke up. Quite the scorcher. Yee yee. I woke up late as per usual while everyone else was at the morning devo so I didn’t quite catch that. But breakfast was sooooo good. We had pancakes and coffee. Mmmm mmm mmmm. I was late so I didn’t get any syrup. But its all good. After bfast we split up into groups and went hut to hut. We talked to a lot of pretty amazing people. Instead going into town we walked towards the mountain area and talked with those cool cats. My group was Braeden, Abby, Faith, Emma (the intern), Hans (our translator) and obviously myself. The most memorable moment I had was getting to see my friend John Marc, I met him last March and he took us to his house to meet all 6 of his siblings and his mother. They were the coolest kids. I also finally after two trips WON a game of dominos. You could say I am a professional. Anyways passing the torch off to Kade to tell you about his morning.
As Bullett said, the morning was quite a doozy with the heat. Almost heat stroke level. I woke up on time like usual. The pancakes were real good but not enough, so my snacks are greatly appreciated. The morning devo was good, Trey spoke and did a great job. Be proud Amy! I also went to hut to hut and that was real rewarding. My group was Kayti, Kelly, myself, Matt (an intern), and Almy (our translator). We got asked to go inside someone house which I was really humbled to get to do that. My morning was a quite good one. Swinging this back into the hands of cowboy Bullett.
Boy oh boy after all our morning activities we had a sports camp. As most of you know I am quite the athlete so I took on lead on every sport… lol jk. Eric was in charge of most of it with the help of the varsity athletes and Kade. Not me at all. My favorite part of sports camp was coloring my horse with the kids. All of them were really really good artist. They has such sweet smiling smiles (say that fast five times) you couldn’t help but see the JWA on their faces. Also I learned some phrases in creole I don’t know how to spell them though.. so that was cool.
A lot of the girls were getting their nails painted and I couldn’t help but to be jealous of their swag. I let a couple them paint my nails red, glittery silver, and blue for the fourth of July. After my spa day Caleb did two standing back flips. I will let you guess which one did it. Oh yeah we had spaghetti and hot dogs weenies and sauce. Remember sauce is forever juice is only temporary. I took a shower and put on my most patriotic hat and shirt for tonight’s festivities. MURICA BABY. We will be sharing more soon (this portion has been written before dinner and the fourth of July party btw) I just waved at a boy and he ignored me so that’s going well. Anyways that is all I have going on this afternoon it was quite a hoot.
Well goodness gracious my lunch was the exact same as Bulletts. Literally down to noodles and wieners. The sports camp was a good one because unlike Bullett I am quite the athlete. So I lead and won every sporting event. USA for the win!!! Jk I let some Haitians win a couple times. After the sports camp we walked the kids back into town. We were a big group of white people holding hands and giving piggyback rides to all the Haitians. I didn’t have the chance to get my nails done did like Bullett because I was actually working my tail off beating all the kids in the sports. Like a man. I did not take a shower so I smell pretty rank. Sorry Ari.
Bond count: 12 Times it has helped me: 0 Shower count: 3 Smell: fair
These are my stats right now in Haiti. I have also gotten 0 compliments on my ministry mustache. I think it looks pretty dang good. So does Kade. Let me tell you folks what though, this evening has been one to remember. Our fearless leaders Susan, Emma, and Jody have planned a spectacular party for us and 30 kids.
First off we roasted some weenies over a fire. Boy howdy you think its hot without the fire? Well think about how hot it is with the fire. I was sweating while making some hot dogs, but after I lost 30 pounds of sweat I ate 30 pounds of hot dogs.
After we ate we hosted a carnival out on the basketball court, the kids had so much fun. I was in charge of the candy pong station. There were 10 cups that were filled with different types of candy. The kids would stand behind a line Kelly drew and throw a ping-pong ball into the cups. They were surprisingly super good at this game. I left with no candy. Sad day.
After we played games, we had this super awesomely cool obstacle course. It was like the Haitian version on American ninja warrior. Basically it was Haitian Young Child Ninja Warrior. They would run through and see who could get the fastest time. Asher (Jody’s Son) received first place. At this point I’d like you to clap for Asher. Thanks.
After that, we went to watch Mikayla and Malaya’s dance team. Now anyone who’s anyone knows I’m good at dancing but these guys were 10x better. We finished the show and went inside and chowed down on some cupcakes. Now I am here with Kade, we just sang the national anthem with the team. Just like all good Americans do. Omg we are going to play with sparklers right now I AM SO DARN EXCITED. I am going to let Kade take over while I go play with fire and listen to the beach boys.
Bond count: 6 Times it has helped me: 6 Shower count: 2 (about to be 3) Smell: poor
The fourth of July festivities have been an absolute blast on this great day. The carnival games and obstacle course have been the corn on the cob. In the carnival games I was a human target and kids got to throw balls at me. So basically I had to run for my life to save my behind. The dance show was the bee’s knees. They were dippin and jivin all around the basketball court like some organized hoodlums. We sent all the kids back to bed and we just finished lighting sparklers to celebrate MERICA. We didn’t burn down Haiti. So bless up to Jesus!!
Alright alright alright alright… Name that movie.
This portion is all about shout outs. Stephanie has been bothering all day long to shout some people. I told her she could only shout out two. Here they are.
She will be typing in this font. Bullett has been messing with me this whole time. Happy Fourth of July to my family, the Kennards, and my boyfriend! I love and miss you all! Can’t wait to see you guys and hear your voices! Love the comments keep them coming all week! Our party tonight was legit and I can say it was the best fourth of July away from home! Also Peybae thank you for keeping my steaks.
I would like to shout out my mom my dad my sister and my friends. I love and miss you all. Hope Lubbock is cool, but I doubt cause I am not there. Also Bailey Shephard, Asher wanted to tell you Hi. At the Texas Tech Wesley wish yall were here again. Also the Fowler Family if yall remember me I would like to say hi. That is all I have for my shout outs. Oh yeah, Josh Craycraft would like to tell his mommy, “Hi mommy, I miss you tons. Love you. Bullett is taking great care of me, no need to worry. Perfect.”
Hello friends and family I love you and miss you guys. Mom, hope you didn’t blow away in the haboo. Hug Meme and Aunt Caryn for me. Ari I miss you and hope you aren’t dying without me. Love you guys!!! XOXOXO
Ari I miss you too sweet friend.
Okay here is our closing thesis. Haiti is a beautiful place filled with many beautiful people. The air is hot and the breeze feels good when it comes around. While we struggle with the heat and bugs, I can’t help but see how blessed we are by the people in Mole St. Nicholas and by Jody’s entire staff and kids. We are encouraged and humbled by all the joy that the Haitian people show us. Hopefully we will get the chance to blog to all you people in America again. Hope y’all have enjoyed hearing about all of our fun adventures for the day.
WE TRIED TO TYPE GOODNIGHT IN CREOLE BUT HONESTLY WE CAN BARELY TYPE IN ENGLISH. GOODNIGHT AND FAREWELL LOVELY FRIENDS. XOXO GOSSIP GIRL. (THESE LAST TWO SENTENCES WERE YELLED/ TYPED FIRMLY BY BULLETT AND KADE NOT GOSSIP GIRL)
It was a SPECTACULAR day! For more pictures from the party you can check out this blog:
Also please leave comments! Comments will be read at dinner each night! 🙂