Missions Trip Blog
Another rooster, another dawn, another great breakfast and off to work. We ride in the back of a flatbed truck that is on it’s 3rd reincarnation. In Haiti reincarnation works on a downward spiral. But we do not have to walk! If one sits near the cab the diesel fumes cause you to forget the heat… and everything else. If you sit near the rear, the dust coats everything. One each ride one struggles with the conundrum of “where to sit” this time.
As the sun begins to rise, the roosters begin to crow…oh wait…it is the other way around. The roosters begin WELL before the sun begins to rise. It brings to mind the Indian way of signaling with smoke….one leads to another. So far it has been determined that there are 437 different “communities” of roosters. It makes one long for chicken soup!!
Just wanted to quickly let our readers know that the first team made it home safely on Saturday, February 15, according to schedule. We were tired and sunburned and a bit travel-weary, but our return trip was uneventful--always a blessing during international travel.
Here’s the sort of thing you don’t see everyday in the States: during our morning bus ride to the Kids Alive compound today, team member Carolyn suddenly pointed out the side of the bus, shouting, “Oh my gosh!!” We all looked where she was pointing and saw a Haitian woman carrying a large metal bowl on her head—with a complete cow’s head in it.
If you wanted to see more photos from Haiti, your wish has been granted! Here is a smattering of photos from earlier in the week. (Click on the photos to view full-size images.)
Bonjou from Haiti!
At times it has seemed that the work is progressing slowly, but we are making progress on the foundation of the home we are building. Today we continued preparing for the foundation pour by cutting rebar to length and cutting wire that will be used to tie the rebar cages and wire mesh and foam panels together.