Today was our last full day in Haiti. We went to GSCC and passed out gifts to sponsored children. They each also received a package with toothbrushes and toothpaste. Madam Chris (Leah) brought balloons so we blew them up for them to play with – it seems that balloons are fun to play with in any country. Before they received their gifts the children sang us a couple of songs. They all were quite adorable! It was a little difficult to say goodbye to those sweet smiling faces.
We had lunch at Christianville and spent the afternoon at the orphanage that is located on the property (ran by Miss Sue). Egens and Diesel, two young Haitian gentlemen (Chris and Leah Lyons sponsor Diesel) spent the day with us too. They were thrilled that they were able to speak to Chris via Skype – they said it made them so happy.
While at the orphanage nails were painted and homework was completed. I was given a lesson by Samantha on the proper way to wash dishes in Haiti. Fill the tub with water, wash the grease off the dishes, stack the dishes on the counter, pour the dirty water through a strainer to catch the food particles, empty the strainer in the trash, fill both sides of the sink with clean water, put soap in the left, a capful of bleach in the right, wash dirty dishes, rinse in bleach water and place on the rack. Samantha washed those dishes with a smile on her face without one complaint! After the babies woke up from their naps we held them and played with them. Meeka is quite a handful. We decided she would make a great gymnast since she loves to climb on everything!
We had dinner, said our goodbyes to Egens and Diesel and held our last devotional on the roof. The sun was beginning to set and there was lightening in the distance. We made it a quick one so that we could escape the mosquitoes and it appeared the lightening was getting closer.
We turned in early to pack our bags for our return trip home.
Oravwa for now,
Cindy and the rest of the Haiti team (MaryEllen, Susan P, Susan B, Jamie B, Jamie P, Richard, Leah and Dennis)