Today Friday April 28 most of the team woke up and went to Church on the Rock! Everyone had an amazing time worshiping and singing with the people of Haiti. After a wonderful walk back to the guest house we all got on the tap tap to head to Papillon, where the Apparent Project started a business for mainly single mothers who are the sole providers for the family. At Papillon which is "butterfly," in Creole the workers make all sorts of jewelry, coffee mugs, t-shirts, beads from scratch and recycled materials, and many many other amazing things. We were able to shop for anything and everything they create! We were so happy to be able to buy such amazing and beautiful things knowing that the earnings are going towards amazing Haitian people to provide for their families.
After stopping at the cafe upstairs at Papillon we made our way to the metal shops. The metal shops were filled with people creating metal pieces of art by hand! Each shop had so many beautiful pieces of art. Many of us purchased these metal master pieces and really wanted to take a puppy home too.
We then headed to the deaf orphanage which was an amazing experience to see so many kids learning, and playing. We had a lot of fun playing jump rope with many children and communicating in the little sign language we know. It is so great to see such a great place for deaf orphans to live and be able to belong to such a lovely community where they are loved.
We had a long tap tap ride back to the guest house during rush hour but made it safely back for dinner and some relaxation time! We all had such a wonderful day today and can't believe that it's already ! We cannot wait to see what the rest of the week brings us!