We are all feeling much better. The last few days have very busy but also very influential. On Wednesday we had a day of rest at a beautiful resort. We swam in the Caribbean, played beach volleyball, and had a delicious sweet coconut frappacino.We were thankful that we got to spend relaxing time together after working hard throughout the week.
On our way home, we had an unexpected stop at an earthquake memorial, which was also a mass grave. We learned that around 300,000 people lost their lives in the 2010 earthquake. Many of the bodies were brought to this particular site, in order to prevent disease and more chaos within the city of Port-Au-Prince. While we were there we had the opportunity to lift the country of Haiti up in prayer, while hand in hand with children from the nearby village. We were all very impacted by what we saw and the stories we have heard. It was an emotional experience for us all and one that we will never forget. We’re thankful for the FFP staff that took us there and shared their personal stories from the earthquake. It is evident that God continues to use that tragedy for good, in ways beyond understanding.
Yesterday we were again in the village of Kwa Kok, where we wrapped up our time there continuing with the construction we started. We’ve already started putting up the columns for the school. It’s very exciting to see the progress of the project in such a short time! We ended the day with a farewell service at a church in one of the villages the foundation works with.
Cornerstone church left today. We were blessed to work along side them for the ten days they were here. We will cherish the memories and friendships made with them. Now we are focused on making the most of our last couple days here. Tomorrow we have a full day planned and we are excited to see what God has in store for us.
We are spending some quality team time together beginning with hauling our mattresses onto the roof to try and get a cool night sleep. And the stars won’t be too bad to look at either!
As excited as we are to be reunited with friends and family, Haiti has a special place in our hearts and we’re realizing how hard it’s going to be to leave. The staff here is amazing and they have done everything in their ability to make us feel welcomed into the FFP family, and at the same time have challenged us in a variety of ways.
We’ve been beyond blessed.
Thank you for your continual support and prayer.
Bondye beni ou! (God bless you)
Annie, Emily & Maddy