Monday, April 23, 2018

April 23rd, 2018: Our First Day!

Joy, gratitude and peace are just a few of the words we can use to describe our day. We united as a team for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia; that is where we started to form a team bond that will undoubtedly last for many years to come. 

Unfamiliarly smells filled our noses as many of us stepped into Haiti for the first time. We made our way through the lively crowd of people outside the airport and loaded our luggage onto the tap tap. After arriving at the guest house, we took a tour, played a little bean bag toss and ate dinner (tacos!). After dinner, several of us went to play and talk to the kids in the lot next to the guest house. We talked, laughed, sang and danced with them, which left them and us smiling from ear to ear! They were so inspiring!

As we reflected on our day, we realized how blessed we are to be here; God called us to be here and we are excited to see how He uses, changes and challenges us throughout the next week.