Today started with devotions led by Brad and breakfast following that. (it was pancakes :)) We were then taken on a tour of the properties that are owned by Haiti Arise, starting with the trades school, work shops and clinic. We then left the complex to see the work that has been done in the children's village and the goat farm. Having been here 2 years ago it was really cool to see the progress that was done. When I was here last, the new school had just broken ground and they were working on the foundation and the children's village duplexes were still being painted and put together. Today the new school is two stories tall and has classes being held in it throughout the week. The Duplexes now hold two families and have rescued 7 children (i think) So this is really cool for some of us to see, and being a part of the process even more so. Also there are actual goats at the goat farm!
After our tour, we went back to the complex and had lunch along with a meeting with things that needed to be done during the week. Once we each got our assignments, we headed to get to work. Aunty Bev and I stayed inside to organize the supplies that we brought with us. The men of the group went and repaired the floors in the church floor. And the rest helped to paint numerous things....or had a nap. Cough cough
At the end of the evening we were able to help put together some (meaning a lot) of bags of rice for a rice distribution that will be happening tomorrow after church. It was fun to help along side with the Haitians!
Overall it was a great day spent working in Haiti! looking forward to a relaxing sleep and a fun day tomorrow.
Ps. if anyone would like to send some cough and cold medicine, express post that would be fantastic.
Goodbye for now! -Haley