S: TEAM 112 - HAITI 2012
BC: Orevwa Haiti! Nou ap tounen!
FC: ON A MISSION FROM GOD...
1: Property of Team 112 | We arrived in Haiti with much needed supplies and clothes for the children
2: Silvia is trying to remember how to put sheets on a top bunk! | Beth and Sterling share nursing stories.
3: Settling in to our new home for the week is fun! | Bianca makes herself at home on the top bunk! | Butch and Francise look over the loot!
4: Wanda and Bobby Temple Our missionary hosts
5: How many missionaries does it take to change a light bulb? | Why we don't let missionaries play with iPhones....
6: Team 112 is ready for duty!
7: Silvia Beth Butch Bianca | OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
9: But first.... Gotta load up the vans!
10: OUR HAITIAN FRIENDS | Innocent | Williamson | Sophia | Jude | Sterling
11: Merline | Vlad | Michel | Mike | Francise
12: OMEGA TEAM
13: ALPHA TEAM
14: The road to the mountain clinic was filled with twists and turns. Innocent made us feel we were on one of those roller coaster rides where no one ever gets off!
16: The doctors introduce us to the people and we say a few words of greeting before seeing patients. | Bonjou!
17: Mwen rele.... | Bondye beni ou!
18: The crowds waited patiently for us | Clinic Duty
19: While setting up, Dr. Vlad talks to them about how to prevent diseases and God's love for them.
20: Clinics are conducted in churches, schools, under trees... | ...while little goats watch us work.
22: She came to the mountain clinic and we gave her two suckers. She tried the first one, it was blue and didn't match her outfit, so she gave it to her mother to keep for her brother. The second sucker was more to her liking, it was pink. Unfortunately, she needed a shot. When she got the shot she didn't cry, afterwards, she dusted herself off and sashayed away with the walk of a winner. | LALANNE
23: Some of our distinguished patients
24: The children loved to talk to us. This little girl wanted help crossing the street.
25: This little girl beat up 3 boys to sit on Beth's lap!
26: Hey Gason! Vini isit! | Got something for you!
27: Silvia was popular giving away glow in the dark bracelets and knit dolls | "Limye lannwit"
29: Haitian men have perfected the concept of the "man purse"
30: VOLUNTEERS AT WORK | 5 days, 10 locations, 784 patients
31: Mwen malad.... I'm sick....
32: This old voodoo hut is now an examining room for the mountain clinic.
34: Silvia and Wanda train the kids for the Olympics...
35: ...While Beth and Bobby sit around shooting the breeze.... | ...and Silvia then puts all her new found nursing skills to work!
36: Views around town... | The "God is Great Bar & Restaurant" is a business owned by a female --not the other kind of female activity!
38: Motorcycles are used as taxis, it's not unusual to see five people riding a motorcycle
39: Tap-Taps are the local form of public transportation | (Just tap the roof to get on or off, if you dare....)
40: It's market day in Cabaret
41: "Fritay" sold by street vendors
42: The UN looks on as Tent City comes to life
43: These sticks are the beginning of framing for a new church/school in Tent City
44: Silvia and Bianca are wondering if they can pass off as Haitians if they can just manage to balance something on their heads....
46: Cacti are commonly used for fencing in Haiti.
48: Riding around we could see the ocean, just never quite got there!
50: After the Tapyo clinic, Beth and Silvia stop for scenic pictures....
51: ...while our roadies wait patiently in the van.
52: Titanyen Tent City, September 2011 | PROGRESS
53: Titanyen Tent City, March 2012 About half the people have moved to permanent housing.
54: The church in Bon Repos is also being remodeled... | Six months ago
55: ...now there are steps leading to the pulpit and a choir area
57: The church in Cabaret was unsafe after the earthquake, now reconstruction has started.
58: The street children are now school children. Thanks to a tax on cell phone calls to Haiti, most children are now able to go to school for the first time.
60: There is now a shortage of teachers and school buildings.
61: School is taught in semi demolished buildings, in tents, and under trees if necessary.
62: Everywhere we go, the children love to pose for pictures with us.
64: These boys were the Karate Kids of Tent City.
65: Underwear is optional for most children in Haiti.
66: Butch and Merline are getting lessons from the children.
67: Darlene gets a closeup!
69: How missionaries starve in Haiti
70: Maybe you shouldn't have eaten that second helping of banana pudding last night....
71: Come on Beth! You can make it up the hill!
72: While Silvia works hard packing pills every evening, Beth occupies herself updating her Facebook status. We noticed some of the bags of pills were disappearing and kept on bagging more and more, and on the last night we found out Wanda had been putting the bags in the freezer by mistake!!
74: The Wall of Fame has the team pictures of all the teams that have come before us. We get our spot as Team 112. | Beth also has a spot in Team 111 and Silvia in Team 90
76: Bianca takes her security duties very seriously, even in Haiti! She's recruited to secure the gate!
78: Off she goes... All is secure at the compound!
80: We visited the Manno Orphanage. They have 20 children of varying ages, all in need of clothing, food, and love. We brought all three and plenty of smiles to go around.
82: Lillique was the ring leader and made sure all the children greeted us and thanked us.
83: Baby Magdaline was fascinated by Silvia's sunglasses
84: Lillique told Beth her hair was "magnifique"!
85: One little girl wasn't so sure about us, even after seeing the food and clothes....
86: Everyone wants to strike a pose!
87: The children pose with their gifts
88: Getting up to see the sunrise is worth it...but
89: some team members prefer sunsets.
92: All in one short week.... A 4.6 earthquake, wildfires burning out of control on the hills, and rioting in the
93: EARTHQUAKES, WILD FIRES, RIOTS, OH MY!! | streets because there was a rumor the new president was not Haitian!
94: View from the compound to the ocean. The land to the left is a fire barrier.
95: A full moon greeted us in Haiti.
96: Mesi Zanmi!
97: We've learned so much and are inspired by you!
98: We went to Haiti to offer help, hope, and healing. We brought home so much more...