We have arrived! We got here at around 3pm yesterday and those of us who have been here before were pleasantly surprised by the construction that has happened in the past year since we have last been here. One part of the training that we have our team attend prior to serving in Haiti is preparing them for the airport as it is not usually the same as our airports here in the states.
There has been some wonderful progress since last year and this was definitely our easiest airport experience yet! We were met by Dr Morquette and his driver & then we stopped by the orphanage for a little bit to hang with the kids. It was wonderful to see their smiling, joyful faces again, and we are ready and prepared for the week ahead.
Today we had a delicious breakfast and then headed to the Morquette’s church, where the picture above was taken. Then, we were driven around Port au Prince and given a tour by Dr Morquette’s driver. It was amazing, and encouraging, to witness just how far Haiti has come even from last year. New roads, construction, etc…very encouraging!
Just in case you are not already aware, we will be running a soccer camp & vacation bible school program for the kids at the orphanage this week, and we have two medical team members who will be serving in the hospital. So to make sure we are prepared for the week, we then went back to the orphanage to hang with the kids & get things ready. There are a few of us who have embarked on a mission to build goal posts for the soccer field we will be using for this week….and they are currently brainstorming & drafting up plans right across from me. Stay tuned for the pictures & stories concerning these goals! And the big group picture from the end of the week in front of the shiny new goal posts. :)
Today and yesterday have both been great relaxation days to get us ready for the week to come. We will be blogging as much as we can, but we are having intermittent internet issues so you may see several blogs posted at once!
Please keep us in your prayers as we embark on the week ahead, and pray that we continue to listen to God as he guides our words and actions while here in Haiti.