S: HAITI 2010
BC: The End
FC: HAITI MISSION TRIP JUNE 19-26, 2010 | OUR JOURNEY
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Mission Team Bonnie, Bobby, Emily Ann and Allie Ray Jake and Shelly Hendrix Jeb and Grayson Hartness Kelly and Claire Johnson Ashleigh Childs Ken and Jan Hudgins Jessica VanMeter Annette Wheeler Todd and Tanner Zumbrun Granddad, BB and Reagan
2: We had a small problem in our travel from Clear Creek Church to the Airport. One of the inside tires blew out, but we didn't have to stop. We kept going so we wouldn't miss our flight from Atlanta to Miami. In these pictures, we had made it to the airport on time, got checked in and were waiting in the airport.
4: Waiting in the Miami airport. . . . .
5: Arrival From Miami to Providenciales or "Turks & Caicos
6: All things grow better with love.
8: All Aboard for Cap Haitien
9: Our 1st View of Cap Haitien
10: Below: Brian met us at the airport, and he was our "Angel" for the week. | CUSTOMS in Cap Haitien
11: Above: A section of the street market, taken on our way to the hotel. | After a long day of travel, our arrival at Hotel Christophe
12: Brian met us at the hotel on Sunday morning and we headed out to church and a half-day medical clinic at the Church of Christ in Milot. This truck was our "Wheels for the Week".
13: Some of the children who attended church, and later the clinic. After church, and before the clinic, the women prepared a meal and fed those who attended. We took our lunch and ate while the church attendees were eating.
14: Top-Ladies cooking lunch, a trip to the latrine, & lunch. Bottom-Getting ready for the clinic.
15: Top-Nurses & doctor diagnosing the patients and Ken & Ben getting the pharmacy ready. Bottom-Hugs, children & interpreters.
16: Countryside from Milot
17: Streets of Cap Haitien
18: Our 2nd Day found us headed to the Manna Mission Compound in Lagosette, Haiti - a small village that is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. drive from Cap Haitien. We worked with a group of college students to help out with Brian & Tammy 's work at the Mission. Holly and Luckson accompanied us to all of the mission locations. On this day, we helped out with some of the compound's construction projects, and in the afternoon we taught VBS to the children of the village.
19: Road to Lagosette
20: Our job was to scrape the paint from the "commons" building so it could be repainted to meet government requirements.
21: Ed | Ed helps with construction.
22: Feeding the children. This is the only meal that many of the children get for the day. | The Kitchen | The children were very well mannered - no pushing or shoving.
24: Edmond trying to teach BB to count from 1 to 20 in Creole. | Below: Edmond could speak English really well. | The kids loved the bottles of bubbles.
25: VBS: Teaching the children the story of the Good Samaritan. Upper Left: Holding a little sleeping boy while his sister participated in the class.
26: Day 3 - A trip back to Manna in Lagosette | Getting the pharmacy ready.
27: Medical Mission Day - Seeing over 200 patients. | Below, getting the pharmacy bags ready.
28: Harding Graduates: Jake, Shelly, Morgan and Luckson
29: Edmond weaved Annette's hair. | Bobby with a patient. | The school was used to see patients. | Rest time for the girls.
30: DAY 4 - The team split up and half of the team went to Don Don, a small village in the mountains, for a medical mission, and the rest of us went to Lagosette to work on a construction project and teach a VBS. | No pics, but the women and girls who went to Manna formed a cement bucket brigade, slinging 470 buckets of cement, to pour a roof on one of the buildings under construction.
31: The church at Don Don, site of the mission.
32: DAY 6-On the Road to PlanDeNord for a Medical Mission
33: The clinic was held in a very rustic log church, one with an open front, slits in all 3 sides and plastic material hanging from the top, which partially closed it in.
34: This boy had a big boil on his head. | Diagnosing. | Baby Care! | An elderly patient.
35: This boy had glass in his leg. | Showing the children a craft. | Our interpreters. | Waiting on the pharmacy.
37: On our way back to the hotel from Plan DeNord. The countryside was beautiful, very lush. The abandoned truck looked like it had been in the middle of the street for a long time. | Right: we're back in Cap Haitien. The hillsides were covered with shacks, everywhere! The poverty was unbelievable, but all the people we met were friendly and grateful for everything we did for them..
38: Each morning, we would form a circle, have a prayer, sing a song & then ..... | head out the gates, get in the truck and ride to our destination for the day. | DAY 6 TRIP TO THE BEACH
39: After our week of missions, it was time to go to the beach, chill out, and have fun. Time to talk about our week, about returning home and to listen to Brian tell us his life story. We traveled over the mountain and as we climbed, we could see the ocean. It was an awesome sight, so beautiful - an oasis in the middle of poverty.
40: Entrance to the hotel on the beach. It looked like a resort. | The grounds around the hotel were well kept and very pretty. | We were told that personnel from the UN stayed here. | Arrival back at the hotel.
41: After the day at the beach, we returned to the hotel, dressed, met and had a wonderful dinner. Our interpreters joined us, and we had a wonderful time. We celebrated Luckson's birthday - 25 or 27? He wasn't sure!
42: Each night, after dinner, we met in a room where we prayed, sang and talked about our day. We each told where we had seen Jesus, and each night 2 people were assigned to read their daily journal entry.
43: OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME HOTEL CHRISTOPHE | The windows wouldn't close so we shut the shutters and hung clothes over them to keep the hot air out. It got real hot when the air quit working.
44: Waiting to get checked out, meet Brian, and leave for the airport. | DEPARTURE DAY! Waiting to get through customs in Cap Haitien.
45: Finally through Customs and waiting to board.
46: JUMPIN' FOR JOY IN. . .
47: Airport Restaurant We had over a 5 hour layover in Providenciales so a lot of time was spent playing UNO, eating and talking. | Opposite Page Reagan and Allie had to work off some energy so they went outside the airport and did lots of jumps! | Following Page They decided to do some more jumping in the Miami Airport. These were the last pictures. I think they were glad to be headed home.
49: MY SPECIAL REMEMBRANCES ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________