Missions Trip Blog
The work day was warm and sunny, but there are tall trees overhanging the work site in places, so we were able to escape the direct sunlight when we needed to. The work was tiring--laying block, lugging block from a big stack to the places we wanted to use it--and when lunchtime came, we were ravenous and also ready for a break. We were joined at lunch by Haiti Field Director for Kids Alive, Robenson Gedeus, and his wife, Christina. While we were waiting for the food, we were joined by a class of 4- and 5-year-olds--adorable and exuberant and all smiles.
We had a nice breakfast this morning--every breakfast is good; we cook for ourselves in the morning and, aside from cold cereal on Monday, we've had cowboy omelets made with fresh onions we bought on our community walk, pancakes, fresh bananas and pineapple, fried eggs and fried potatoes--fixed by whichever members of the team are up first and willing to jump in on the cooking.
The weather has been uncommonly beautiful so far this week--today was another mostly-sunny day with the high temperatures in the low 80s, and pleasant breezes as well. Most of our work has been in a shaded area, on makeshift work tables where we assemble rebar cages that will reinforce the concrete footings and columns of the new dining hall.
Our temporary outdoor workshop is set up under trees in a wooded area of the property on which we built the new school, and though the early-afternoon sun can be harsh, shade is just a few steps away.