Puzzle by Shelby and Maria
We started the day off with going to a water stop. It is interesting how the simplicity of water can bring to life a city of people. The minute the kids hear the honking of the water truck, they come running out of their homes with squeals of excitement. The older kids line their water buckets up behind the hose, while the younger ones jump into your arms the second you get off truck, and may never leave your arms. Their Saturday morning excitement is a thing we take for granted.
After a tour of Grace Village we stopped at the mass grave site for the victims of the Haiti earthquake 4 years ago. Listening to Brunet’s stories about his experience that day shook us to the core. In 37 seconds the world changed for so many! We were blessed to be there with him and others who remember their loved ones lost that day.
Visiting some elders outside of Grace village was humbling. Marie at 104 years of age has more spunk than most 21 year olds. She told us in her energetic way that she had been praying for visitors because she was so hungry. We were an answer to her prayers today, but she was a blessing we will remember forever.
We finished off our week of serving by playing with the kids at Juno’s orphanage. The gifts we brought seemed very fitting to round out our week. Puzzles that the kids delighted in were just like all of us. We are all just pieces of a puzzle. Fitting together to create a bigger picture that all can enjoy.
Finally we got home and it was time to learn to salsa. Jean our teacher was patient and kind. We don’t seem to have the haitian rhythm that he possessed. Barb had all the moves while the rest of us learned. After much persistence Jean finally taught us how to dip! We are no experts but like the puzzles we fit together well!