Report by Maria Wilson
Bonjour! Haiti is definitely different from Mississippi, and since driving on the roads here, I will never complain about Jackson roads again! When we took a 2-hour drive from the airport through Port au Prince towards the mountains, I was shocked by the poverty and culture of Haiti. I woke up this morning unsure of what to expect, but ready to be used for God’s glory. Today we took a walk around the village and I met several sweet kids. One girl in particular just wanted to hold our hands or sit in our arms. I love the children so far, and can’t wait to see how the Lord will use me and the team this week.
Report by Ashley Hagen
After a long trip yesterday I was so excited when we finally arrived! When I first decided to go on this trip I was a little worried about what I was getting myself into. When we first arrived I was still worried about what I had gotten myself into, but the Lord is good; even before that moment, He knew I was going to be shocked, and He gave me – and is continuing to give me – the peace I need. ALL my worries have been overcome. His peace is allowing me to focus on what He has planned for our team this week, and His faithfulness is how I know great things will happen.
Report by Ainslie Schenk
Even from up in the plane I could tell how different Haiti was going to be. Normally when approaching a city you can see many lights and movement on the ground, but when approaching Haiti we saw little movement from vehicles, and significantly less light. I have never experienced culture shock like I did when stepping out of the airport and driving through Port au Prince. We arrived safely late last night, and have had some time to walk around and experience the culture of the village in the valley. I’m excited to see how the Lord is going to move in me and the team this week, and especially excited to see how we will impact the local Haitians. (Hi, Mom! Don’t worry, I have yet to get bit by a bug:)
Report by J’Varian Wilson
So far I am definitely enjoying my stay here in Haiti. Friday was a long day full of amazing surprises and amazing scenery. After arriving in Haiti, we rode on the back of a military truck named Gabriel. It took about 2 hours to get to the mission house because there were just so many mountains. However, we got to see the night life culture in Haiti and the way people set up markets on just about every corner. The people here are the nicest people that you could ever meet. We walked around the village today and got to see first hand how the Haitians live; one family actually let us walk into their home. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow has to bring!