The team from Pella Christian High School is immersed in a world vastly different from their own. They are climbing to new heights teaching their physical, emotional, and mental limits. From mountain views to water plants to games of duck, duck, goose, this team has shown an amazingly positive attitude towards seeing other ways of life.
To read the team’s previous blog, click here.
Saturday Day 3 in Haiti
We started the day early with a 5:30 trip to the nearby mountain. The view was beautiful as we climbed and hiked our way up on the paths. Towards the top we took an accidental wrong turn and ended up clawing our way through uncharted terrain. The rocks were covered in grass making it hard to stay upright as we made our way towards the top. Once at the top we enjoyed the view and climbed on top of an old radio tower. We learned about the different landmarks and buildings of Pignon. On the way down we were incredibly careful due to the loose rocks and dirt that caused us to fall a total 16 (21 times including the times the Haitian guide).
Once down from the mountain we came back to our compound and ate a breakfast of pancakes prepared by the guys of the group. We quickly went to go to the market where we split into two groups and walked around with our culture guides. The market was a variety of sights and smells as we walked through many people tightly packed together. It was interesting to see the live animals for sale along with meats and varieties of clothing and shoes. Once we had made our way through the market we came back again and ate spam and cheese for lunch. We had an hour of rest where some people went up to the roof to enjoy the sun while other people played corn hole. It was nice to have even a simple hour of rest today.
Because we hope you care 🙂
Sarah Gritters and Natalie Harrill