This afternoon our students spent a few hours "clearing land" with machetes, rakes, and gloves. The land cleared will be used to create vegetable gardens for the 500 hundred families and their new homes. We have enjoyed lots of laughs, sunscreen, water, and time together. Below are more updates from some of our students.
"This time in Haiti has been a whole new experience... Currently typing in the back of a truck that resembles a jail cell. The lord is teaching me that all these kids need is us to love on them.. Wheather we speak the same language or not. We're all tied together through our father."
"It's really a cool experience getting to be a part of this Haiti trip and witnessing the completely different lifestyles of the Haitians. I loved going to church on sunday, praising God all together even though we speak different languages and have such different lifestyles - we all need God just as much." - Melissa Galvin
"I've enjoyed this time in Haiti so much! I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it's been incredible. I really liked church service on Sunday and hearing people praising God in completely two different languages. The kids are so sweet and just want to be held and loved on- it's really incredible how God helps us communicate with them just through a smile or a hug. I'm looking forward to what the rest of the week brings!!"- Lindsey Dennis
"The trip has been awesome so far, I love how the kids are so friendly and will come up to you just wanting to play. Also my bros and I formed a band while on the trip so it's been fun." -Trevor Berry
"This trip has been amazing so far! The people are so incredible, they are so joyful and really love the lord with all they have. They truly know they're need for Him, something that's hard for me and a lot of people in America. The kids are so so cute and are a blast to be around. Despite all the hard things in this country, the lord is definitely at work! Can't wait to see what the rest of the week has in store."
"I'm having a great time loving on and serving the Haitians. Wherever we go, the kids run up and ask our names wanting to jump up on our shoulders or "epaule." there are eleven other awesome guys in my room. Well fed and not too hot. Can't wait for tomorrow!"
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