Day 5 brings members of the PET team to the Citadel while others spend the day with the Thrive kids. 

Catch up on the PET Teams Day 3 & 4 here. 

Each day is filled with new experiences and ways that God blesses our time in Haiti.  Today we were immersed in the culture by learning about the country’s history and about the people we are living among.

One group stayed at the campus and was involved with the “Thrive For 5” Program.  Moms and children 0-3 years old came for a class and a meal. Al set up the new baby scale that arrived intact.  Barb assisted in the medical clinic with Lerosane, the nurse.  She noticed that the children have less medical issues with improved nutrition. Bert’s highlight was playing with the kids and loving them. 

Barb and Nurse Lerosane working with the new baby scale Al assembled for Thrive

The rest of us traveled the famous and beautiful National Hwy 3 (similar to I35 in Iowa) to the Citadel.  The dramatic story of Haitian independence was told as we explored the “8th Wonder of the World.”  The majestic palace was home to the new King and Queen. The mammoth fort was supplied with cannons and an army to protect a country with a newly found freedom. We realized that their story was not that different from ours with the division between the North and the South.

On our way home we had several P.E.T. sightings and with a “tap, tap”. We stopped and Pete and Harold would do a few minor repairs. We arrived back at the campus at sunset.  After a delicious meal of rice, beans and beef stew, more work was done to prepare diapers for Haitian seamstresses.

Helpers are appreciated

In the kitchen

Crossroads

Group

Showing our manliness to see if we can lift the cannon ball

Beauty

Historic

A view

Our hope is that we are light and salt in the world,

Bert Van Sant & Linda Groenendyk

Catch up on the PET Teams Day 3 & 4 here. 


Comments

  1. Cornie Vander Wilt says:

    Know that u are all thought of often.Thanks for the updates!!Looks like you are all being a blessing and reaching out to those in need.May God bless each of you as you get to your final days and part from your Haitan friends.Blessings!!

  2. Cindy Nikkel says:

    Wow! God is really smiling as he watches the work you do for Him! Thank you for the blog, it is a blessing to see the blending of people from two very different parts of His world blessing each other. I heard some people are riding motorcycles in Haiti to get from place to place, imagine that, motorcycles can be used for good : )
    Live every minute, love every day!

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