Went to the Free Methodist Church near Delmas 6 today. We got the times a little confused, so ending up socializing with some of the missionaries during Sunday School. Larry Judy lives up near the church and hosts plenty of team who visit Haiti and that is where I got to meet Katie.
Katie is a very cool girl. She was 24 and working here in Haiti when the earthquake happened. Katie and Jack were two people trapped in the Friends of Haiti Organization (FOHO) building during the earthquake. FOHO is a Free Methodist organization and they have both returned to Haiti this year. I enjoyed getting time to talk with her and to hear about her recovery process. The whole idea of what actually happened still boggles my mind. I just can fathom it.
|Katie, Baby Jeanie, Edwani, Vanderline, Jack|
Back to house so Kendra could go to Vanderline's birthday party. It was $30 US a person because they went to a hotel with a buffet for lunch and pool, so Omar and I enjoyed free time! We went back to Russ and Sherry's where I took a 2 hour nap and then did more office work. Omar watched about 3 hours of TV in Spanish.
Kendra returned and at 4pm we decided to visit Juju's house. This is the house we stayed at before until they stole some of our belongings. We took a pineapple and just wanted to visit to see how they were doing. For many of our trips, they were very gracious hosts to us. I was a bit nervous at first, but very excited to see the kids - Karina, Deborah and Radal.
When we arrived, only Madam Thomas (the Grandma), Deborah and Karina were there. Juju speaks Spanish, but she wasn't there, so we practiced our creole and Karina translated since she knows English. Madam Thomas kept asking if we were staying. Deborah was very cuddly. She held my hand and talked with me like I hadn't been away for so long. We stayed for only a few minutes, but it was a nice visit.
|Zami mwen (my friend) Deborah, and Emily|
Home to visit with missionaries Dan and Dee Synder who are FM with a focus on the Dessalines hospital. Then bed.