India, day 3, again, again and again.

The amount of images I have from each day is overwhelming.  It would be too immense to just place in one post per day-that and the fact that I forgot to adjust my timestamp in my camera is proving to make it all the more difficult in determining what day I took each picture.  These following pictures are also from day 3.  Then we can get to day 4!

 

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Haiti, Day 3

Normally on these mission trips the last day is reserved for a “down day”.  Meaning a day of rest and bringing one down from the service “high” that occurs while going on one of these trips.  Its meant to help you start the re-acclimation process for when you return home.  However, Haiti’s presidential elections were taking place during our trip and it has historically been a violent time.  So our schedule was altered and we headed to our down time a mere 32 hours after we arrived.  Here are quite a few pictures of our time at Wahoo Bay Resort.

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Our view behind us, evoking the “Lava Song”.

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Michael Two Two.

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Shadows.

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Like the goat, can you find the crab?

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Paula and Patty!

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Glass bottom kayak and we never tipped over.  Thank you Michael for not wearing your Speedo.

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How serious were they about the elections?  UN  and armed military everywhere.  They are not messing around.

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Just some traffic in the market.  Not Kroger’s parking lot.

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Double rainbow to wrap up the day!

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Flaming sunset…..

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And probably one of my best shots of the moon I have ever gotten.  Now I need a telephoto lens……

Haiti, Day 2, Part 3

Among the poverty there is so much beauty.

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Michael with a couple of the kids.

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This is Billy, Patty’s sponsored child (not really a child anymore!).  We spent some time at Billy’s and this is where I met Woud Lyi.  (pictured below)  Woud Lyi, pronounced ‘Ooood Lee”,  is a soft-spoken boy who was incredibly sweet.  Sometimes you meet people and you just connect. I was not quite sure if it was just me that felt the connection and after that day, I felt pretty doubtful that I would see him again.  When we returned to Mission of Hope, I asked the various Village Champions if they knew who he was, but no one did.

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And this is Jerry, Billy’s brother and Woud Lyi’s friend.

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