The Spencer Hope team has traveled across miles and centuries as they study the history and topography of Haiti. As their eyes and minds take in Haiti, they are praying the peace of God over this great nation. Follow along as the team shows a photo gallery of their day.
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Boy was today an adventure. Today we went to the Citadel. In total, we traveled about 3 hours to get there and made one stop in DonDon for breakfast. We walked all the way up to the Citadel after we arrived. It was so tiring but so worth it. On our way back we toured the palace of one of Haiti’s self-proclaimed kings.
I am not going to talk much about our tours today as to not bore you, so instead I have decided to provide a lot of pictures. Of course we took quite a few with flat Mike, flat Gloria, and flat Scott. We took a few pictures of them standing at the bars of the Citadel prison. Cristi, Kris and I even laid on our stomachs looking over one of the top floors of the Citadel to take a picture. You can see in one of the pictures us smiling while we work on one of our “flat” photography sessions. I have also provided pictures of us trying coconuts and the bracelets we gave to our Haitian friends today.
Another topic I wanted to mention was an activity that Hannah, JJ, and Kevin did this morning while we were gone. For those of you who do not know them, Hannah was here for a trip the week before us and she decided to stay for another week with our team. JJ and Kevin are two pilots from MFI (Missionary Flights International) that came with us to create video footage of programs that MFI impacts. The three of them have become a part of our team this week. For them this morning, their task was to bring a new stroller to a young boy in Pignon. I have included a picture of the old stroller so you can see what he used to use. Because of the boy’s body position, the back of his first stroller had to be cut out so that they could place a new piece of fabric there to support his head correctly. I am so thankful for their ability to provide him a new and better functioning stroller.
On our long drive this morning, I saw a bible verse on the side of a building in DonDon. It was Exodus 14:14 and it says, “The Lord will fight for you. You only need to be silent”. I value this message so much because it is so true especially for those unable to speak for themselves. It is even true for us as a team as not many of us can speak any Creole so we struggle to communicate with Haitians in our community.
Today was a learning experience for all of us. I even learned a new phrase in Creole, “La pe Bondye avek ou”: May God’s peace be with you.