Alyssa has a huge heart, and I love her dearly. It was her idea to go to Haiti, and I am so glad she asked me to go with her. She has the most incredible faith, and is one of the most amazing people I know. (She is due to have Illiana her daughter, my niece, any day now eeekkk!!!!!!)
This is a Tap-tap. Its basically a moving truck with benches so we could all sit inside.
This is the collapsed presidential palace and some ruble left after the earthquake. Across the street was a huge tent city.
Street vendors selling their art
A church that was practically demolished after the quake.
This is part of the home of the Doctor that we stayed with. He and his established the Bethel Guest house that houses thousands of missionaries every year.
As you can see there were so many children at this orphanage. All the girls had been adopted, but it takes years to get them to their fmailies. We had the opportunity to play with them and love on them. They even taught me some french!
We had the opportunity to help prepare the foundation for a house that the Baptist Mission there was about to build. This site was on the side of a mountain, and required lots of labor to prepare. They gave me a pick axe. Seriously. God must have been watching over me, because I still have two feet.
These pictures are from a village on a salt lake way outside of Port of Prince. We prayed over all the huts, and gave a huge bag of rice to each family. We even got to do a small medical clinic. Things like fever reducers and anti bacterial ointment are extremely hard to get. This clinic really helped with illnesses that could kill if they are left untreated like fevers.
This is part of our team. Unfortunately I cant find the whole group shot. This was one amazing group of people. We each came from different parts of the country, and I definitely had a small southern accent when I returned ;) I learned so much from them, and realized just how amazing our God is. He could not have given me a better group of people to work with. I miss them very much.
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