Haiti – Day 4Rich Stigall
The C3 group that was 18 is now down to 2 as of day 4, what happened? We’ll two of us are C3 Staff members here to stay for another week to capture & update biographies, pictures and information on many of the orphaned and abandoned kids we house and support in Haiti.
The other 16 members of the team are by now back in the states and I’m guessing still talking about what all they saw in Haiti. We had some great discussions over the last two days as we romped around the country that has had pouring rain over night and then some of the most gorgeous weather during the day that you can imagine…the other upside to the rain is the mud you get to play in with all the kids. Yes I said upside cause when you a kid (most of us are still just big kids) playing in the mud is AWESOME! Plus we got to distribute a bunch of backpacks filled with school supplies that some schools in Kc had put together…what a great way for a students to help out other students….around the world!
We spent day two and three in 4 different villiages; Port Salut, St. Louis Du Sud, Darivage and Les Cayes. So many kids and so little time really, but we had a blast hanging out with them all. Our whole group seemed to really come together on Sunday as we got up for 6AM church service in a village called Cambry.
One of the members of our group, Bruce, was baptised there by one of our partner pastors, it was really a cool experience to watch one of our own take the leap and risk right here in Haiti. There is no better church service than these here in Haiti, they can go on for hours, with some of the best music you will hear, its really quite amazing!
I miss our team already but had work to do today as we were able to get nearly 150 kids into our system after some fairly frustrating IT issues in the morning. Nothing worse that computer issues in the middle of Haiti, not quite the mecca of advanced computer support. In any event we used the term that has come to have some new meaning “Hey it’s Haiti” a lot today!
Tomorrow we’re off to St. Louis Du Sud and Casa Major, with about 350 kids to capture, so a little luck and a prayer or two are appreciated.
More soon…(from Les Cayes, Haiti)