Haiti is beautiful in July. Very green, which surprised me. My image before was the wreckage after the earthquake. Media pictures are fields of rocks and trash, without trees. Most of the country is so different than those images. Green mountains, tropical forests and clear rivers.
Haiti is beautiful and so are the Haitian children.
It was amazing to see them sing, dance and laugh in the outdoor rallies our team led on this mission. St. Martine is just outside Geaunives, the second largest city in the country. We spent five days there teaching, playing, praying and feeding hundreds of children.
We work in Haiti as partners with Casa de Pan (House of Bread). This is a mission of Iglesia Roca Fuerte in San German, Puerto Rico. Casa de Pan is the vision of Henry and Nory Baez. The July mission included a team of 24 Puerto Ricans, 3 Dominicans, 3 Haitians and 5 of us from stateside.
Our friends, Henry and Vital Alectine, are doing great things in St. Martin. Vital is a great leader and St. Martine native. His passion and this place has captured my heart. The coming year will see progress on the water well, feeding center and mission dormitory.
It’s about the Haitian children. You should see what happens when you toss a new soccer ball to a hundred Haitian boys! Or give one child a bowl of warm rice.
As reported by Visionaries director, Curtis Baker, following a recent mission to Haiti.