Sunday evening Karen and I, accompanied by security guard Richard, spent an hour being tourists. We drove to Ti-Rivière which is south of HATS in the Black Hills and is the site of fort dating back to the French colonial days. As yet it has not been restored but the views of the Artibonite Valley are spectacular.

Laundry and bath day

 

Ti-Rivière

 

Richard and Karen

 

Fort

 

Haitian houses

 

Lush farmland

 

Driving back we came upon a naked gymnast who performed back flips for us. Karen needed these pictures for her award winning grand-daughter Ariane in Calgary. Viewer discretion was advised!

I attended flag raising at the school this morning. The kids all look so clean and keen in their school uniforms. The class rooms are stark with little light and only a blackboard but this school has one of the best academic records in the area.

The Haitian Flag

 

Flag raising

 

Off to class

 

Secondary classroom

The rest of the day I finished up some jobs on the compound. Yesterday’s emergency plumbing repair got a more permanent fix, the blue bathroom cabinets are ready for the new missionaries and the school kitchen exterior has been painted the world famous Aqua Chintz!!

Before

 

After

Karen’s clinic now has 3 kids home from school and we hope that it doesn’t spread throughout the compound.

~Keith