Bonswa!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hey everyone! Things are going great here in Haiti.  Cassie and I arrived safely with no problems and have been loving on the kids ever since.  Our days are filled with lots of playing and enjoying time with the kids.  The weather is absolutely beautiful here.  It's around 90 each day with no humidity and a good breeze all day.  The fans inside are plenty to keep us cool.  We've gotten to work with a team every day which has been wonderful and keeps our days exciting.  Not being able to drink the water has been a little interesting.  We have to be very careful in the showers but they're so cold that we take them quick anyways!  Overall though, there are no complaints.  We are enjoying our time both with the kids and Dorothy. 

We have had a couple of adventures.  The second night we were here we had a nice mouse chase.  It snuck out from behind the bookshelf and we were able to trap it in one of the windows.  Lets just say it was more than entertaining. Last night was just as fun.  We don't have city power right now so when the generator ran out of fuel, we had no power until we went to bed.  That meant we ate dinner by candlelight.  While it was fun and beautiful, no power caused a couple of problems.  We made scalloped potatoes but when we pulled them out of the oven they were filled with ants.  Haha it was so dark that we couldn't see them before we cooked it!  Needless to say we did not eat the potatoes last night.  We also heard some rustling while we were eating and when I turned the flashlight on, we saw two roaches going through a trashcan behind us.  We decided no power may be a good thing, at least we don't have to see them! Haha!  We have definitely gotten the full Haitian experience!

We are having a great time!

Tonight will be interesting.  Celebrating New Years in a different Country is always a guaranteed good time.  Dorothy says they will be shooting lots of fireworks.  She said it will probably sound like we're in the middle of a war.  Should be exciting!  I plan on watching from the roof until people start shooting guns.  Then I think our New Years will come to an end.  We're just hoping the kids and dogs don't get too terribly scared, or that we can at least sleep through their cries!  We shall see!

The rest of our time here is going to be filled with lots of playing with the kids, but also a few outings.  We're going to church tomorrow, we'll go souvenir hunting one day, Dorothy is going to take us driving around to see more of Haiti, and we'll be making a trip to the grocery store soon.  We're going to make a special night of taking some of the kids to Epidor (the "american" restaurant) to let them get pizza.  I'm sure they'll enjoy that.  We're also planning on cooking for the kids one night as a special treat.  We love to make them smile!

Well that's all for now.  I love you and miss you all. Please keep us in your prayers over the next few days.  See you January 10th!

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4 Responses to “Bonswa!”

  1. so good to hear from you! everyone has been asking if we've heard from you yet! sounds like fun! enjoy the rest of your time. when we were in south africa, the power went off about 12:05am on new year's. we lit some candles and then went to bed. maybe yours will be just as eventful. oh yea...that was right after i showed my whole team my true competitiveness as we played catch phrase...fun times in foreign countries! :)

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  2. so glad you finally posted! i'm so glad you are having such a good time. be careful tonight and have a great time. happy new year. i love you!
    ~Dee

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  3. Gotta love those roaches! All part of the experience for sure. I am proud of you for your work you are doing. Just think of the smile on God's face :))

    Doodle

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  4. Thanks for news from you. Have been thinking of you holding babies. Love on them for those of us who are not there. May our LORD strengthen and enlighten for your ministry time there.

    Blessings, Eugenia

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