Hello again everyone! It is me Morgan! A lot has changed since the last time I have “talked” to you. We have arrived in Haiti and God has done some incredible things. We have stood under a waterfall, visited multiple schools, met and spent time with all of the T12 kids, and so much more.
Last night we made our PB&J sandwiches, laid out all of our miscellaneous necessities, and set our alarms in preparation to wake up around 6 am to take the trip out to Kenscoff to visit a school. After just 6 short hours of sleep we woke up and got ready to go. As we sat on the porch waiting for our wonderful driver, Josue, we got an unexpected text message. Our new car decided that it did not want to take the long drive. After all of the choas with the car trouble, we were able to rearrange our schedule for the day. This opening in our day gave Kenzie S. and Lauren the opportunity to help out at the burn clinic. They had a heartbreaking, but incredible time and are looking forward to helping out again on Thursday morning.
When the girls returned, we loaded our team, Josue, and Jennifer into a 5 passenger car. Yes, you did that math correctly. We loaded all 10 of us into a car that is supposed to fit only 5. It was very much like a clown car driving around Titanyen unloading and reloading ourselves. Our first stop of the morning was a preschool that Global Outreach - Haiti started. We got to spend their break time with them out on their playground singing songs and playing games. This was especially wonderful for my mom and me, because we were pleasantly surprised by the smiling face of our Anachemie, who we sponsor. We were so happy to get to spend more time watching her exuding her independence and joy, while leading her classmates in songs. Next we visited another school that held 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade classes. The principal gave us a lovely tour of their classrooms and kitchen. The children in the classrooms all welcomed us and sang us songs. We had a lovely time this morning learning more about education in Haiti and spending time with the young students.
For the second half of the day we got to visit some elderly. Our first stop was to see Marie, an over one hundred year old lady that many of our team members have met on previous mission trips to Haiti. It was incredible to see her face again and hear that she is so happy to be spending time with us. We also got to visit a man named Edmond that has a smile that could light up the darkest of rooms. It was so nice to see familiar faces and hear stories from the elderly that we got to spend part of our day with.
Finally, my favorite part of the day, we got the opportunity to visit Anachemie’s family, the Salnave’s, house in Titanyen. There we got to meet Ciecien, the mother, and she showed us their home. While we were there, Anachemie returned home from school and we sat and talked with her and her family about their dreams and goals for their futures. My mom and I are so grateful for the opportunity to personally meet the child we get to sponsor face to face. We love that we cannot only support Anachemie through the opportunity of education, but through our personal relationships.
We are so blessed to grow up in the United States and have the opportunities that we have. I just pray that we can all take some time to look at all that we have and be thankful for it. I want to thank everyone that has been supporting our team through their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you guys continue to do so, as we hope to be able to make the journey to Kenscoff in the morning.
Lauren made it here safe and sound! Praise the Lord! It looks like she is jumping right in.
All loaded in!
Thanks for your patience on the photos!