Saturday, January 13, 2018

Haiti Day 4 - The Last Leg

Today was our last service day here in Haiti.  We opened the day with Abbie trying to make us a great breakfast for our last day which ended up becoming burnt, but we love her for trying.  Next, we loaded up the Tap Tap and we bounced to City Soleil for our last two water truck stops. Today was our first true sunny day.  With the sun, the mosquitos came out and they were about as big as the kids.  We have the bites to prove it! It was great to go back to our previous stops and see all the amazing friends that we made on Thursday.  

After a quick bite to eat, we made our last stop.  This time we were able to carry the buckets and help the boys and girls bring the water back to their homes.  It was eye opening to see the homes that these people live in and how they live their daily lives.  We really had a blast doing these water truck days and making relations with the young kids.  After the water truck stops, we got to go back to our rooms and shower (which felt amazing!).  

Later on in the day, we went to Gertrude’s.  It is an orphanage for mentally and physically disabled children.  We got to swing, blow bubbles, and have wheel chair races while we were there.  We even got to see a pet chicken!  

Once we left, we got on our swimsuits and went to the hotel pool a couple blocks down the road.  We got our pops and went for a swim.  It felt so good to cool off and relax from our hard day of work.  

Today was our last day here in Haiti and I don’t think anyone in our group is ready for this trip to end. We all would like to go a couple more days. We are so grateful that we got the opportunity to come here to Haiti and help out.