Spirit of Hope

This is my first trip to Haiti.  The land and people are beautiful. Yesterday I witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets, and today I was almost hit in the head by a falling mango right from one of the trees in the compound. The land is not only beautiful, but very fruitful. Vince has been a wonderful leader. He is showing us the way if the Haitian people. I must say they are colorful and full of a joyous sprit.

Caracol Sunset

Caracol Sunset

This has been our first day with the school children. I observed the classrooms, toilet and hand washing stations for sanitation behavior.  Christina and Marcia worked with Bob the interpreter to take a number of the children’s photographs for the child sponsorship program at TPCC this coming Easter. Vince, being Vince, with his engineer mind, walked the grounds of Carcol assessing any mechanical and engineering design compromise or new improvements.

On a personal note, I have felt my fiery attitude of complaining and ungratefulness be extinguished by humility and gratitude. I am humbled by the songs and laughter of these people who have only have a fraction of what I know to be common and expected. Yet there sprit is hopeful and without bitterness or anger.  I am grateful that God has allowed me to see just how ungrateful I have been with all the blessing give to me.

On a spiritual note, I now understand Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is truly plenteous, but the laborers are few.” My life as a religious Christian is over. The battle field awaits!  Onward Christian Soldier!

To god Be The Glory


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