My family has a couple of traditions during mealtime. We always say grace (at home it’s usually a silly one) and then we each share our highs, lows and something we are looking forward to. We brought that tradition to dinner here in Haiti tonight, so I thought I’d share a few highlights from our day:
Today, my high was getting reunited with some special Haitian friends, Rodny and Nadege:
I also spent about an hour with children sitting on and around me watching videos on my cellphone (they especially loved videos of baby Lucas singing). It was a gift to be present with these children…even if it was for a lot longer than I expected. Sometimes we need to be reminded God calls us into times of “being” instead of “doing” all the time.
My only low for the day was that it took a while to get our water set up, but it did lead to some cool moments of drawing water from a cistern – new skill for my resume:
I am looking forward to going to church in the morning, especially after hearing the choir rehearsal tonight:
We have been able to go on a few walks around the village, here are some of the sights and people we have met along the way:
Tomorrow is our church and Sabbath day, Monday we begin water filter work.
Stay tuned for more!
(Photo credits to Anna Lee and Linda Connor too – if some of the photos don’t post due to spotty internet, I’ll edit the post later…)