Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Haiti day 5...

 rice paddys above and drying rice on the road below

We drove the same way as before plus went about a half an hour further this day.  We went to this church and fed around 300 school children. 

 Each kid got beans and rice, a chicken leg and 2 pieces of candy.

Once all the area kids found out there were "blah" {they actually say blan for white, but it sounds like blah!} in town they came in too!  Including these teens who were trying to take our pictures when one of the girls snapped theirs!

 This is the school.  I cried.  I don't know why this hit me so hard, we had been seeing hard things since we landed, but it certainly broke my heart.  I think what got me the most is that I know in my hometown {not where we live now,} each child k-12th is given an ipad.  Ipads for each kid, and this place has no roof, no walls, no desks, no floor, absolutely NOTHING!  So sad.  But, with some of the money we raised and brought down with us, we were able to purchase the remaining tin and wood to finish the roof so they don't have to sit in the direct sun and are protected from the elements a bit!
We were also able to give these and 20 other teachers a small monetary gift.  They are all volunteers, they receive no salary.
Once again the pastor invited us to his house for dinner of beans and rice and chicken and pop.  So generous when they have so little! Beans and rice dinner #3
 The pastor at this church is Wilkenson's father,{in the bright blue} Wilkenson {in black}was one of our faithful helpers, his father is blind.

Of course I grabbed one of these little beauties and snuggled with them.
Once again we left early and got home late, lots of driving, but we had a great time of fun and fellowship and of course singing with each other!


Anonymous said...

I am so jealous of all the little babies you got to hold!!!