We had a small eye clinic at the Liberty School today too. Every child wants glasses!! Those who wanted glasses decided that they were going to stop eating carrots so that the next clinic they would be able to get glasses! One of the Haitian kids decided it would be funny to play jokes on Dr.Wayne and tell him silly riddles. Eye clinics certainly are different here in Haiti…but showed to be a lot of fun too!!
Okay, now lets see….the rest of our team…..Ashley chose to spend the day as the helper at the orphanage. She became Autumn's personal assistant and had many responsibilities from sorting clothes to feeding babies to teaching the boys that girls can play soccer better than them!!! She had a great day and they were so appreciative of her help today. She loved it and now all the kids are all over her and want her to pick them up non stop!
The last six people on the team were assigned to construction. Our job started by collecting all the supplies we were going to need to pour concrete for the new building that is being put up in the Fisherman’s Village for the eye clinic/medical clinic. We worked along side the Haitian people and were told more than once that we were not doing things correct…lol . Quote of the day, “ My only regret is now my husband knows how hard I can really work……” We moved approximately 10,000 pounds of rock, sand, cement, and water today. Alisha and Julie were right there along side the men…..the Haitian men called them “ Fam djam” Let me clarify that…..STRONG WOMEN!!!! Yeah baby!!!! At one point we thought we had finished the job….we were getting excited, our hands among other things were sore, only to turn around and the truck shows up with another load. All the Haitian children loved helping us in their own way. We learned quickly that “break time” really means 45 seconds.
I am sure there is so much more to tell…but we really are tired after our work today and we have to be up early to start tomorrow. So we will try to start earlier next time. We love and miss all of you dearly. We appreciate your support and prayers.
Alisha- lol…I’m pooped…can I say that?!
Tom R- Bucket mania
Ron-rocks and water
Lee- on fre
Tom S- answered prayers
Denell- everyone wants a peewilly
Sabrina- eat more carrots
Rhonda- classroom smiles and laughter
Ashley- mom for a day
Rachel- the sun is quite a night light