|A typical street in Carrefour, Haiti where we stayed for 6 days |
(near Port au Prince)
|There's no trash system, so there's trash everywhere!|
Eventually the Haitians burn piles to get rid of it.
|This was a local market trash/rotten food pile.|
|Tent cities are all over the place. They represent areas where buildings once stood before the earthquake hit. They have even set up mayors for these "cities"|
|Our team was estrogen-heavy, but these are three of the 5 guys with one of our wonderful translators. We are forever grateful for our translators! (L-R: Chris, John, Tyler, and Ronnie)|
|Megan in the middle of the two Lisas. Our team was a true family.|
|My roomies for the week- (L-R) Danielle, me, Reina, & Sarah= the other Georgia girl.|
|Reina and Richard were incredible. They were on their honeymoon!!!|
|Our leaders seemed to avoid the cameras, |
but I snagged this one from crazy Tifany giving directions.
Liza and Tifany were incredible leaders!
|I had the humbling privilege of walking into one of the few schools in the area.|
This is what it looked like 18 months after the earthquake.
|There's no public school system in Haiti. Everyone has to pay.|
The men there said that they trust in God's grace to have this school open in the fall.
|The teacher usually stands here to instruct.|
I almost lost composure thinking about how much I take for grated my education.
|This family belonged to the church we worked with. They sell random items out of their home, seen here, to make a living. I bought a children's book written in English!|
|Another family's home with some stuff they hope to sell or exchange for other necessities.|
|The little boys adored Matthew. They couldn't get enough of him! (but who can really?)|
|See... he wouldn't let go of him for anything. |
We were walking through their tent city at the time.
|We put on a few vacation bible schools with the church and tent cities.|
The kids had never experienced anything like it.
They LOVED all the songs, games, and activities.
|Who could have imagined that stickers would be as precious as gold.|
|Word got out the the "blancs"(white people) would be doing VBS.|
Everyone came for the fun time!
The video below shows me asking each child what his/her name is in Creole. They really loved posing for the camera. It was as if they were movie stars! :)
|Another little boy desperate to remain attached to Matthew.|
It made me tear up!
|Still in full grip of his new playmate.|
And he's still thankful to have his hand.
|Every night our group shared our testimonies outside.|
I don't know how anyone could deny God's existence after hearing some of the true miracles that have taken place in all these people's lives. It was a precious time!