Friday, November 1, 2013

Greetings from Haiti!: Day 5 - Carissa May

This morning we gave all the kids at the orphanage balloons. They had a blast. It's fun to see them get excited about something that we take for granted. We also handed out bracelets and they liked that. I took lots of pictures of course.

In the afternoon the kids from the village gathered together with the kids from the orphanage in the church area and sang at the top of their voices. It was neat to see. I took some videos of them singing and some of them had fairly good voices. One of my team members had them act out a Bible story and they enjoyed that. Then we handed out plates of hot food to all the children. Like the elderly people yesterday, the village children haven't had a hot meal in a while. After the meal, as all the children were leaving, we handed out lollipops. We handed out lollipops to the adults who worked at the orphanage too. Everyone wanted a lollipop.

I was able to interview Elizabeth again today and interview Marie again briefly. They have some cool stories to tell about how the orphanage has developed in recent years and how their needs and the needs of others have been met in miraculous ways.

I mentioned in a previous post about the voodoo festival that is going on in Haiti right now. There is a voodoo temple next door to the house we're staying in and for the last couple of nights we've been hearing lots of chanting and singing. This evening we were able to peak through a window and see a table set up with food and objects that looked to be part of a voodoo ritual. It's interesting to say the least.

Tomorrow our team is going sightseeing. We'll be going up the mountain and I'm excited because I can't wait to take more pictures.   

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