Missions Trip Blog
Today was a busy day for the team. One of the biggest challenges is the heat. Even though the high temperature is around 80 degrees, the humidity is near 90% and the team is working in the full sun so it feels very much like 100 degrees. Yesterday it was difficult to stay hydrated even though the group was drinking water throughout the day.
We were up early today so we could have our breakfast and our team devotions and still make it to the Kids Alive compound in time for their weekly flag raising ceremony. The school kids line up, raise the flag of Haiti, recite the Scripture verse for the week, and sing. Our team was then introduced to the kids, many of whom know some of our names from previous trips.
I received an update from Doug [Heacock] Sunday afternoon and am happy to report that the team made it safely to Cap Haitian and are settling in nicely. They arrived Saturday afternoon, made it through the airport well with 14 donation bags (always a bit stressful), and were treated to a nice meal on the ocean front with the team host. After eating, they were taken to the team house and settled in. In the evening, they had a brief orientation and then went to bed early.
It's 84 and sunny today in Cap Haïtien, Haiti--a pretty typical January forecast. Fifteen* of us are getting ready to get up close and personal with Haiti's weather and beautiful people, especially the many children at the Kids Alive Children's Village. All indications so far are that we will be working on the second floor of the school that our teams began building last year about this time.
Kids Alive missionary Erin Higgins will be in Lawrence July 14-20! We'll try to have more information about her schedule and itinerary as the dates get closer. There will be a missions potluck on Sunday, July 17, immediately following the 10:35am worship service, and Erin will be updating us on what's happening in Haiti and what's going on in her life as a KA missionary.