Today in Haiti was exactly what our team needed. After jumping right into the heart of Port-au-
Prince and seeing the suffering so many people endure daily, we got to visit Reiser Heights school. The long journey up the mountain gave our team the chance to converse and get to know each other much better. We talked about what we’ve experienced so far in Haiti, discussed family back home, and embraced the lovely country side.
When finely arriving to Reiser Heights, it was nice to see smiling children as we gave them sunglasses and candy. The children are clearly well taken care of, and it’s great to know that they are receiving an education that would otherwise not be available to most of them. It’s almost as if God knew we needed a break from the chaos and gave us chance to hang out with the playful children and listen to them sing.
While the experience today was not as grueling as the others so far, it seems to have the largest effect on our team. I’m not sure if it’s the extra time spent together. Maybe it’s because we’ve had time to reflect on the other days. Perhaps it’s because we feel more relaxed after a less exhausting day physically and mentally. One thing is for sure, we are definitely a stronger team after today. I look forward to the days to come and thank God for a strong and supportive team.