Day 2 | Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Project: Building a Medical Clinic)
Sunday in Haiti
What an experience to say the least! We started the day with a simple oatmeal & coffee breakfast, then it was off to the construction site. This was our first time traveling to Zoranje; our team was eager to get there so we all piled into the buses and started on our long commute.
Zoranje is only 19 miles away from our compound but it took us almost TWO hours to get there. Yes, you read that correctly… 19 miles = a 2hr commute. With winding streets and gravel-covered roads, this trip is not for anyone who suffers from motion sickness! Although the ride was long and tough, the scenery really does makes it all worth it. The church is located in-between a mountain range and a gorgeous valley astride the coastline, so beautiful!
What a Great Day!
The team arrived at church just in time for worship! There were 80 people in attendance and we could hear the wonderful sound of them all worshiping as we got closer. God absolutely moved through the service, what an experience! To add to this, it was an extra blessing to have our very own Pastor Andy preaching today!
After a great time of worship & service, we toured the Medical clinic site that we will be working on this week. We also visited the steel village, met with vendors, bargained for souvenirs and even got to eat at an authentic Haitian restaurant.
After traveling all morning we finally made it back to the compound, then the real work began. The Kids Camp Team got to work immediately, preparing all the arts & crafts for VBS. Since we’ll be running Kids Camp (VBS) all week, everyone got involved and chipped in to get the camp ready for the rush of kids that want to hear about Jesus.
After dinner, we all enjoyed some time together playing games and getting to know one another. Breakfast is served at the crack of dawn, so we all turned in as early as possible! We are all looking forward to making an impact in the lives of the villagers tomorrow, and seeing what blessings God has for of us and through us here in Zoranje.
Devon & Lucas