Report from Ken Lawrence
Another great day in the Lord! Having accomplished what God brought us here to do this week, we had time today for some sightseeing and a little rest. We were up at daybreak for a brisk walk up the mountain to Jerusalem II. The men went all the way up and back, while the ladies were content with a shorter excursion to the base of the mountain. This truly is a beautiful country. The rains yesterday made the trails very muddy and difficult, but to the people in this area, rain is life. With no significant rain since November, the farmers have been preparing their fields waiting for rain so they could begin planting. We saw many people out working the fields this morning.
After breakfast, a group made a trip down to Titayan for some shopping. The market is a festival of fresh produce, live animals, beans, pasta, clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. Just like Wal-Mart. Not! The women shopped and the men endured.
This afternoon, the other team of visiting missionaries left Z’Orange. We sent them off with songs of praise to the Lord. They hugged each one of us before they loaded their bus. They were a very gracious and enthusiastic group of ladies.
Our final meal this evening was a Haitian feast fit for a king. Jeanette and Madame Dorleon lavished us with chicken, rice, beans, coleslaw, French fries, and plantains. With our bellies full and our spirits blessed by God’s great work this week, we are ready to return home.