We have arrived in Haiti and are doing very well! Most of the team spent Sunday night in Miami to fly out to Port-au-Prince on Monday. We met up with our two Ohio team members and we were FINALLY all ready to go! We got settled in and began getting to know each other!
We have ten children (ages 10-15) on our team. They did very well overall, but it is very hard to see such poverty and have kids beg to be held. That can become very overwhelming.
We visited Hope Church, School and Clinic. We saw the sewing pod and innovation lab where we could see where they are creating jobs and helping the children of one of the poorest areas of the Western Hemisphere learn. One of our favorite things was to help delivered meals to classrooms in the school! We were at pier to see the ocean and we got to see our old friend.
Here are some thoughts from the kiddos today...
The kids were very excited and they wanted attention. Kai
It was fun. - Ethan
Kids liked to learn about us. - Riley
It was fun to see how interested the Haitian kids looked at our differences (skin color, hair, etc). - Sara and Tyson
We are all well and looking forward to a good night's sleep and a full day tomorrow!
Peace - Marni