Haiti Snapshots

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After several weeks of deliberation on how to proceed with this blog post, I have come to the conclusion that at this time, I only have the emotional capacity to post a snapshot of my experience In Haiti. Truly, with only 8 days in country, I experienced only a snapshot of Haiti myself....there is so much more to know and understand about the people, culture, and landscape.  So I am going to give you some literal snapshots (mostly taken by my teammate, Mark Short) and brief descriptions. I may share more detailed thoughts in later posts.  If you want more details now, call me - we’ll have coffee or lunch and I will elaborate. 

Port-au-Price. It really is as devastated as it looks. 











































 Many people in the city live in tent camps like this one:



















The 66 acre Global Outreach mission compound where we stayed. Really nice facilities and grounds. Since the earthquake, Samaritan's Purse has been occupying a section of the compound for their medical personnel and supplies.






















In and around Titanyen, the village we were staying near:






One of the houses we painted & some precious children who lived there or nearby:

















Their kitchen


Our work truck





















 A children's program up in a mountain village. Their teacher taught them the story of Jesus feeding the 5000; they sang songs like "Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelua, glwa a Senye (Praise ye the Lord)"; and played games. 




















This man sat under a tree and listened to the gospel on the Proclaimer that we brought, an audio Creole new testament powered by solar and hand crank. In a mostly illiterate country, these can make a huge impact.
























Although no one really knows how many died in the earthquake, the mass grave is said to have approximately 230,000 buried there.















This is a school, sponsored by Global Outreach, in Titanyen:
















our team
 

5 comments:

Amanda Conley said...

Thanks for sharing all these pictures, Annalise.

JoanDel said...

Love, love, love the pictures!

Shari Absher said...

Wow!! Love these photos Annalise!! What adorable faces!!

nessa said...

wow!

Anonymous said...

You are such an example to me of love for others. Thank you. Love, Dad

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