We had an amazing day! Beautiful weather! A great church service and a visit to an orphanage. Amy’s friend Samuel met us halfway up the mountain and was able to spend the day with us. We love him and now consider him our friend too! We had a delicious lunch at a lovely seaside resort in Jacmel.
We are all pretty drained by the heat, but enjoying the time we have here. Tomorrow we head to the nursing school.
Edit: Monday, March 10th.Yesterday was amazing. We met for breakfast at 7 and left the guest house to head up the mountain for church. This was a very long drive up a very steep mountain. The areas we passed were much more rural than Port’o Prince. Zoe was our driver again today. We picked up Samuel on the way and arrived to the church. The orphanage is adjacent to the church, but down a steep path. The view was incredible. The people were so gracious and welcomed us with open arms. We all agreed it was a very moving experience. Even though we could understand very little of what was being said, we felt God’s presence and were very blessed. After the service, we walked down the hill to the orphanage accompanied by these precious children and their madames. Words cant express the emotions we felt. It was hard to leave. Fortunately, they are well cared for and seem happy and healthy.
We left the orphanage and headed to Jacmel for lunch. We had a wonderful lunch at a seaside resort with gorgeous views of the ocean. It was nice to sit and relax a bit and get to know Samuel a bit better. He hopes to be able to come to the states soon to attend college in Tennessee, and, hopefully, go to seminary. It is amazing what God has brought him through since the earthquake. Samuel is devoted to his family and community and has established a widow support program called “Heaven Calling” to provide food and resources to the widows in his area.
After lunch we dropped off Samuel and headed back to Leogane. We had another delicious dinner of chicken in red sauce, rice & beans, slaw, and fried sweet potatoes. Yum!!!
After dinner, we showered and packed supplies for the school. We have learned the power is not a given. Fortunately, there have not been long periods of time without power.