Sunday, July 9, 2017

Our final full day in Haiti began with another drive up to Grace Village in Titanyen to worship and experience the church there. As the whole service was in Creole, there was a lack of understanding verbally, but there was no doubt the Holy Spirit was working in that place as we heard kids singing and saw the passion everyone in that room had for Jesus.

Afterwards, we headed to Wahoo Bay for a day of swimming, relaxing, and snorkeling. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Before lunch, some of the girls played some beach volleyball, then we ended the day eating at the resort and packing back in the taptap for our long ride back to Port Au Prince.

We spent our last night in the guest house the same way we have spent many of our other nights: dinner, chatting with the neighborhood boys, and enjoying each other's company. There is no doubt there will be several hard goodbyes tomorrow, but we will have countless memories to bring back with us.

Day 6

Today we put on our bright green shirts again and headed out to Cite Soleil for another water truck day. We made two stops in neighborhoods and at each we emptied our truck. Like before, we played with the kids, held babies, filled the buckets, and assisted in delivering them back to homes. After the second stop, we drove out to the end of the neighborhood where there was a large dock with kids swimming and people fishing. We gathered some younger kids around and Sam lead us all in a fun Haitian 'Simon Says' game. After returning and cleaning up a bit, we left for Grace Village to eat a wonderful pizza dinner at the Fleuri restaurant. On our ride back from the meal we watched from the Tap-tap as kids came out to play and collect water in a short-lived rain shower (that cooled us off as well). To end the day, we went to the nearby hotel for salsa dancing. Some highlights for us were teaching some of the Haitian dancers the "Cotton Eye Joe" line dance and riding home in the cool night air in the back of the pickup truck with the view of the hillside in front of us.