The Pella Christian Winterim team started their day with hard work using their hands and minds to impact the daily lives of two gentlemen with physical handicaps whom they had not even met. The team continued to walk alongside local people who, for different reasons, struggled to physical move from one place to the next. These young people were caring and respectful as they momentarily entered the lives of those with struggles much different from their own. Keep reading to learn about the team’s day.
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Tuesday Day 6 in Haiti
The beginning of the day was pretty ordinary. We had breakfast, got ready and began our first task. We built some raised gardens for people with PET carts to attend and make money and sell produce. We were split into 3 different teams. Each team built 2 gardens out of wood. After all 6 were built, we loaded 2 into each truck (total 4 of the 6) to deliver to the recipients. 2 were stored behind the Agronomy Center for future use.
Our second recipient was an elderly lady who who lived with her sister in Pignon. She was unable to balance which didn’t allow her to walk. She loved the audio Bible and her sister did too. Our third and final recipient was a 13 year old boy who was in 4th grade. He loved going to school and learning math and English. His English was pretty good, too. His legs were really weak which didn’t let him walk to school and learn. His cart was an arm powered one so he could use it himself and get to school every day. The path on the way to his home was overgrown and full of trees and cacti. One team member got a cactus to the rear. There were a few nicks and scratches but otherwise not bad.
Because you should care,
Betsy McClellan and Elizabeth Vink 😉
Painting nails with some neighbor girls