We started our day in the Haiti sunshine with a breakfast of hot goat soup. We have heard that it is about 70 degrees colder at home, but we are all nice and warm. After breakfast we went to church at the Cathedrale De Saint Marc. The congregation was founded in the late 1700s. We felt welcomed and enjoyed the service. It was a beautiful old building and it was a pleasure to see the Haitian congregation dressed in their Sunday best! It is the first chance we have had as a group to just sit down and enjoy some quiet time. Although we did not understand the language, we could follow along with the mass.
After that we loaded up the bus and headed for Port au Prince. It was wonderful to arrive at Estinfil Guest House and see our dear friend Jude. We unloaded all of our suitcases and took a trip to the Deli Mart to stock up on water and snacks. We came back and organized our supplies for the next few days. Jude was even able to broadcast the Giants game! We had a great dinner and are enjoying a relaxing evening.
Tomorrow we will be up early and will be heading to Centre Evangelique Orphanage here in Port au Prince. Our plan is to offer a medical and dental clinic, a lesson on nutrition, some art and music programs, a small ProjectP workshop for the older girls, and provide lunch for the children. There are not too many pictures from today (although I am sneaking in a few selfies) but I can assure you we are all thrilled to be at Jude’s and are enjoying a little down time.
Good night from Haiti!