Haiti- Day 2- June 5, 2012
By: Madeline Chilton
Day 2 in our trip to Haiti was unforgettable. We woke up bright and early, had breakfast and then headed to the "Prayer Rock" for a group devotional. The "Prayer Rock" is a meeting place for devotionals, which is also where the Director also decided to keep as a memorial for the land they were given. The devotion of the day was about being servants in Christ. Afterwards, we took a forty minute walk to a nearby to a school and feeding center called Barben-Court. While we were on our walk, we stopped by a local Voo-Doo Priest's house where we saw their place of worship and learned more about the Haitian culture. Then he allowed us to pray over him, that he will come to know Jesus. When we arrived we were put to work doing anything from re-organizing wood and pipes to helping with the construction of a new orphanage. Once again, when walking by the school we were joyfully greeted by all the school children. After a couple hours of hard work, we took a quick lunch break and then headed over to the Feeding Center. We had the awesome opportunity to help feed 300 school and some local children their lunch. That day, they were serving white rice, beans with some sauce and noodles. It was a cool to see all the children, and the difference between the school children and the local children. The school children were dressed nicely in the khaki and green uniforms, while the local children came in ragged and dirty clothes. Then, we took the bus to another local orphanage. This was a small orphanage with about thirty kids, ranging all ages from just three months to eleven years old. We handed out blankets and sang "Jesus Loves You". Afterwards, we headed back to Lifeline and had time to relax and rewind.