This was our last full day in Haiti. I woke up feeling very nauseated, Rachel was still sick (and didn't join us for the day), and I think Michael and Alex were still recovering. Everyday we watched from our balcony these boys play soccer with a ball that was less than functional. We wanted so badly to get them some of our balls, and finally our director let us go down there. I was lucky to have made it up on to the JAC (they finally got it working!) so I stayed behind and watched from above. I know it made those kids' day!
On our way to the Special Needs Orphanage we passed the market. There was raw meat EVERY where. It was so gross. At one point they dropped some on the dirty sidewalk and then picked it back up and put it on the table. We passed this same way back to the house and it was still sitting out there in the heat, as it had ALL DAY LONG. And we wonder why some of us were sick while we were there...?
you can see her Frisbee coming straight at the camera! they were thrilled at the Frisbees!!!
this sweet gal and I played Frisbee for a long time. I don't know the extent of her mental/physical disability but she was beautiful and had a gorgeous smile. Anytime I clapped for her, she was half embarrassed and half elated! It was awesome
I played soccer with some of the boys in the beginning and the end. It was fun even though I know NOTHING about soccer at all. I played goalie for a little while and that is way more fun because I can use my hands...being a volleyball player that felt way more natural ;)
playing (pretending to know how to) soccer!
I went upstairs to meet with the sweet people up there. It was a great time. This young man is Mario (as best as I could understand). He had a sweet smile. I sang Jesus Loves Me to him and he was so excited that he hit me...several times. And he is VERY strong. But it was worth it because I know that was his way of saying thank you and I do believe he knows (better than I) what it means to know Jesus. Oh this precious boy's smile gives it all away. He is just precious (and heartbreaking all at the same time).
Here is Jeff and Mario!
Everyone said how STRONG she was. I think they were speaking of her physical strength but her mental and emotional strength is something to speak of! :)
After the earthquake this is what she lived in. I am not sure if she found all the supplies and did it herself or if she had help.
On our way home we saw this sign. I don't know what it was like on the other side of the wall but I was VERY curious. A YMCA? strange.