We love having family and friends come visit us in Haiti! It’s always a blessing when we get to share Haiti with those we love! The week with my parents was no disappointment. We decided to try going to a new place, a little island off the main land, by Saint Louis. We heard the island had an old French fort on it, as well as 2 shipwrecks close to the shore to snorkel around. I want to preface this by saying trying new activities, places, and restaurants, in Haiti, is quite different from the US. In the US, you typically know what you are getting. It’s easy to look up reviews, and make an educated decision. In Haiti, that is not the case. Rarely, do we experience what is expected, and often we are disappointed. We have found that it’s best to go into things with low expectations and with flexibility in mind. I’m not trying to be negative, its just a fact of life here. So, we warned mom and dad that the island adventure could be a bust, but we decided it would be fun to explore a new place, and we would all be together. We had a wonderful day!! Everything went great! The French ruins were amazing, the weather was perfect, the snorkeling was good, the beach was clean, the water was crystal clear, and we found cool shells! Hard to believe we were in Haiti!!
A few other highlights from the week…..
Visits from friends
Celebrating Chloe’s 13th Birthday a few days early!
A puppet show at CLCS
The most touching experience of the week, occurred when we visited a local deaf school. The school project is overseen by Jamaican missionaries, Tony & Cilda. I could write an entire blog post on Tony & Cilda, and their faith (maybe in a future post). It has been a privilege to get to know them, and witness their faith and contentment in the Lord. We enjoyed getting to meet the deaf children, see their “classroom,” and then hand out gift bags, donated by St.Peter Luthern church.
The school building
We want to thank mom and dad for visiting, and thank the Lord for a blessed week together!