Today we started out our day with a wonderful breakfast made by our beautiful cooks here at the Haiti Arise complex. Soon enough, around 8, we all split up into groups to tackle our to-do list on the wall while the women gladly did our laundry for us. The ladies who work here are the sweetest. But anyways, here are some of the tasks we accomplished today:

Haley and I, along with some Link team members, worked with the sponsor kids. We went to the school on the complex and took photos of them and got them to colour some pictures for their sponsors. It's very safe to say that it was a job well done... and the kids are SOOOOO cute! I wish I could take them all home with me hehe. 

Some of the boys from our team and the Link team fixed the roof of the medi-clinic... but they kinda ran into some pests. There was 1 wasp nest where they were working and 3 wasp nests under neath. In the process of trying to get rid of them, one of the men was stung 3 times.. good thing he's okay!! We crossed that job off the list! (Both fixing the roof and the lovely surprise haha) :)

Brent and Kalen worked together (they seem to be really good buddies) on fixing the fence outside the school. After that, I helped Kalen paint it red... and we also had a little helper beside us. A little preschool girl would point to the boards saying "fila " where we missed spots. What a cutie. Brent and Vernon also fixed the floors in the school. Such handymen. 

Bev spent her time sewing covers for multiple different things to protect them from dust or to just fix up furniture. Her wonderful sewing is coming in handy down here!

Shameeka and Sarah painted all morning and then Haley joined them later after lunch. They painted in the shop as well as the school over at the Children's Village. Good work ladies. Shameeka was also so happy to get her hair cornrowed by a beautiful 19 year old lady who is the oldest of her family. She takes care of all of her 5 younger siblings because both of her parents passed.. some prayer for that family would be greatly appreciated. They live very close to Haiti Arise and Haiti Arise does what they can to help support them... but there is still so much responsibility on that young 19 year old that I can't even imagine placing myself in that kind of situation. Such a huge hearted young woman

Also, another prayer request from down south in Haiti. 4 people from the team (Brad, Norm, and two ladies from the Link team) went down south, where the hurricane hit harder, to build houses. The 2 ladies have had quite a few difficulties down there so we ask for prayer for all of them, but especially the women who have not been getting sleep they need and who feel like they aren't helping as much as they hoped. We pray that things begin to go better before they make their way back to the complex.

We all ended off the night with supper, church, debriefing, and hanging out together down stairs.

Sending lots of love from Haiti. We miss you all. 

-Mackenzie

A glimpse of Port-Au-Prince on Day 1. 

A glimpse of Port-Au-Prince on Day 1. 

The kids get pretty excited to see us at recess time.

The kids get pretty excited to see us at recess time.

Shameeka after her hard day of work and before her cornrows.

Shameeka after her hard day of work and before her cornrows.

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