Having such a great time with the staff, the kids and of course Karen (grandma). Today was a pretty eventful day. This morning I sorted Jofky’s, Dieunel and Judel’s clothes and turns out there was a lot they could give to other kids outside HATS.

On floor of Kid’s Home – 2 sleeping beauties

Karen was getting ready to take me, Yolene and Lucie to the market. Turned out there was a flat tire on the truck. So Karen called Luckner and he sent over someone to fix the flat tire. During that time I helped Ti Luc with his breakfast. He was being such a silly goose. Earlier this week Ti Luc had removed training wheels from the younger kids bike. He used the tools and did it by himself.

Ti Luc removed the training wheels off bike for Judel and Dieunel by himself

Earlier that morning grandma had given Ti Luc a 25 cents Canadian. Ti Luc was happily playing with it and taking the pleasure into throwing the quarter at me. He also hid it and I tried to take it away. We just had a blast.As soon as Ti Luc was fed, Lucie , Yolene and I followed grandma out the door to the truck. We were on our way!

Mariah & Lucie ready to take on the market with Yolene.

The market was crowded as usual and it stunk and people were busy lifting bags, calling moto, rearranging their produce, buying and haggling over prices. Grandma was too busy to stay so we had Yolene go with us. Grandma tried to get some quick pictures before we were hidden in the sea of people. I bought some groceries for the house and fruit as well . I yelled out different produce and merchandise that Lucie has not seen before. I also just yelled at her to watch out most of the time, but it was fun being at the market again.

Heading up road to market #2

Note: Karen here. It is good to have Mariah’s help once again. It is needed and I am very thankful. I want to thank those who donated for Mariah’s return trip to help me. Too, I am pleased to let you know that sufficient funds have come in to cover her expenses. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. May the blessing be returned to you.

(Lucie):

Hey everyone!!

I’m having a great time in Haiti. This is an awesome experience. I never thought I would ever have the chance to come here and help them like I always wanted to do!!

Today was a pretty busy day while Mariah was doing her things I was taking care of the kids… I really appreciate Haiti it’s an amazing place all the kids are so amazing and smart and CUTE!!!!! I just love them a lot.

Jonathan

 

Sandra and Judel

Today we also went to the market, it was amazingly crowded. I didn’t really enjoy it because everybody was yelling at me and pushing me, being rude, but Mariah told me it was a normal thing so I just got along with it…

Today we also had a huge storm with A LOT of rain!!!! If you ever have the chance to go there just take it!!! At first it’s a little surprising but you will get used to it and you will love it the way they talk, they live, they dress EVERYTHING!!!!

Showering in heavy rain

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In Canada you shovel snow.  Here my kids shovel water.

I just saw a huge tarantula, it is totally disgusting but they told me it’s certainly not the biggest one they saw.

Lucie’s tarantula

When you’ve seen all the kids and how lovely is everybody you will never wanna go back home. It’s the greatest experience in my life and if I ever have the chance to go again I wouldn’t miss it.

Ps: Karen (Mariah’s grandma) thank you for everything you did for me. You’re amazing. I love you!!!!!

Karen here.
I can’t let this go without saying in our church service this morning two lovely young ladies sang a duet – and in Creole yet. Certainly no problem for Mariah but Lucie has only been here a few days but was willing to do it. Next Sunday we will be able to once again have our service at the school. Due to the cement work being done there we lost access to it for a couple of weeks.

Duet, sang in Creole, in church this morning

Thanks again everyone. May God richly bless all of you.

IT IS ALL ABOUT THE CHILDREN.

~Karen