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!
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.
Our view behind us, evoking the “Lava Song”.
Michael Two Two.
Like the goat, can you find the crab?
Paula and Patty!
Glass bottom kayak and we never tipped over. Thank you Michael for not wearing your Speedo.
How serious were they about the elections? UN and armed military everywhere. They are not messing around.
Just some traffic in the market. Not Kroger’s parking lot.
Double rainbow to wrap up the day!
And probably one of my best shots of the moon I have ever gotten. Now I need a telephoto lens……
Among the poverty there is so much beauty.
Michael with a couple of the kids.
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.
And this is Jerry, Billy’s brother and Woud Lyi’s friend.