Well, we are coming to the end of our time here in Haiti. Today is the final day as we leave at 4 am tomorrow morning to catch the first of 3 flights home.
Today we were able go to work at the new School over at the church. We were able to get two coats of Crème painted on the exterior of the lower level by lunch time.
After Lunch, it was arranged for our team to go a visit a neighboring villagecalled Vallue. Vallue was a really beautiful town perched on top of a mountain between Grand Goave and Petite Goave. The road to drive up to Vallue was pretty crazy, it was a very steep and winding road that was paved with concrete and only about a foot and a half wide under each wheel. It made for very tight passing between our truck and any motorcycle passing us. Once we were up top we were able overlook Petite Goave and the Ocean beyond from one side and it overlooked Grand Goave and the Ocean beyond from the other. Our Hosts Wade and Marilyn has heard that there was a cheese factory up in Vallue. We were able to meet an employee of the cheese factory who gave us a tour of their facility and then gave us a cheese tasting. They gave us cheddar, Gouda, cambert, and a 4th that we weren't given a clear name for. They were all pretty tasty but the best was probably the gouda. Our hosts did end up buying a pound of gouda as cheese is not all that plentiful in Haiti. After Vallue we drove down into Petite Goave and found a store that sold ice cream, it was a very nice COLD treat after 10 days of lukewarm water, haha.
After supper we meet on the roof as a large group and shared our hi lights of the trip with one another. Marc and Lisa then gave us send off message and encouragement.
As always our time here has been awesome, we truly wish we could stay for another month, or three. The work we were able to do, the things we were able to see, the people we were able to meet and connect with, it is all very special. For team bethel it has been life changing for each one of us. We were all able to experience the Holy Spirit in a new and refreshing way.
Each team member came with a servants heart and were all more than willing to do whatever was asked of them and because of that we were able to accomplish many of the smaller projects Haiti Arise needed to get done.
It is a blessing to come again and to lead a team that came with a servant heart and open to what God has for them.