Day 7 - Port Au Prince Fellowship Church & Visiting the Mountain
Word of the Day: Contrast
"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is He who made us, and we are His..." (Psalm 100:1-3a)
There is something very beautiful about waking up on a Sunday morning and hearing worship songs coming from nearby. They are not concerned about offending anyone or singing too loud; their concern is praising the God who loves them. In a country where an estimated 80% is Roman Catholic, few people have not heard of "Jezi" but sometimes Christianity is mixed with voodoo and other practices. Praise and worship is done in community but seems to be one of the few aspects of Haitian culture that is done somewhat independently. The young learn from the old and walk the isles and pray, yell and sing out loud in the Haitian churches. It is incredible to see people who appear to have so little be so grateful. People who wear pressed and clean clothes that live in dirt houses with no electricity and running water. This might be the norm here but it is still not normal.
We did a bit of shopping while on the mountain. Haiti has some amazing artisans who create beautiful things.