Day 3--A visit to Leogane
We had a long day of travel today. Thankfully we made it back safely, thanks to our drivers and God’s grace! After surveying our wonderful Haitian sunrise (I know you’re jealous), we started off the day with a great breakfast like we always have from the staff here. Then we took off to Leogane, normally a drive of about an hour and thirty minutes. Encountering heavy traffic and taking detours took us an extra hour and thirty minutes around the city. After three hours, we arrived at the school. The children sang us welcome songs and greeted us with many warm smiles, the only thing missing was our song that we neglected to prepare (partly because of our group’s musical inability!). Some of us played a game of improvised soccer with the schoolboys and the rest chatted with the Sisters in charge of running the school. The school had a wonderful arrangement and the young children all had smiles on their faces. God’s love shone through the Sisters and onto the children in the form of their smiles. They carried so much joy with them wherever they went and loved and appreciated even the simple things they with their whole hearts.
Secondly, after finishing our intense game of soccer in which I somehow managed to score a goal, we headed to look at the Sisters’ farm. It was amazing to see the harvest God has supplied them with on their large farm. They are so at peace in their self-giving ministry that you can feel it emanating from them. We had to leave the farm for lack of time because of our long ride ahead of us. Before we did though, one of our drivers did his best peacock call and got in a response argument with one of their many peacocks on the property! Their farm really supplies much. They feed their schools, elderly, and staff with those fruits. They are a true blessing on the community around them.
Finally, we headed to the Sister’s home for the elderly and brought them food that our fearless leader suggested we bring. The elderly enjoyed the juice and the cookies we brought then then a dance party broke out to worship songs played by Emmanuel, one of our drivers. A dance competition even broke out between two of the elderly residents! Let’s just say it was a tie, because they had to be separated when it got too intense. What a great experience. You can really feel God working through you when you are serving others and bringing them His love.
BONDYE BENI OU AK FANMI OU!