Greetings from Port-au-Prince, Haiti! Despite a very early morning wake-up (~3am), our travels were seamless and God provided extreme provision. Our drivers greeted us in Haitian style with the tap-tap (pronounced top-top) and whisked us through the busy streets to our Guesthouse. It has been refreshing to the soul to see green palm trees and bright flowery backdrops, although the heat required a bit of acclimation for us Minnesotans. The gracious staff cooked a hearty meal to meet the taste buds of us wary travelers – Shepherd’s Pie with Coca-Cola and 7-Up. As a group, we are experiencing an array of emotions – from anticipation to confusion to gratefulness. The final details for our first day of field travel tomorrow are underway. As Day 1 comes to a close, this group is anxiously watching the clock until bedtime.
Creole Word of the Day: Glwa Pou Bondye (Gwah poo bone-jay): Glory to God