Bonjour From Haiti

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Bonjour from Ouanaminthe, Haiti! Our team has been weathering Haiti’s hot, humid weather and staving off dehydration by drinking lots and lots of water! Occasionally a rain shower comes, bringing a welcome break from the heat. Despite the heat, the team is hard at work around our project site.

Here’s a typical day’s schedule for the Haiti team:

5:30 a.m. Rise and Shine (For some team members, this is the hardest part of the day!)

6:00 a.m. Report for work

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (This morning we had scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, and cereal.)

8:30 a.m. Personal Devotions

9:00 a.m. Work

12:00 p.m.  Lunch (Today’s lunch was BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, and Koolaid)

12:30 p.m. Library Reading

1:00 p.m. Class

2:00 p.m. Work

5:00 p.m. Bath and Laundry (a much needed time for everyone!)

6:00 p.m. Dinner (Tonight’s dinner will be curry, rice, carrot salad, and sugar cookies)

6:30 p.m. Free time

8:00 p.m. Group devotion time (We typically sing some songs and then a team member shares with team their testimony or something God has been teaching them)

9:30 p.m. Lights out! (The team crawls into their tents and soon begins snoring away)

As you can see, we keep our days filled! Our work for the last few days has involved a “beach party” (moving large piles of sand) as well as a “rock and roll party” (moving rock using wheelbarrows). The sand and rocks are being used to construct the security wall around the orphanage’s property.
Leah Nolting – This trip has definitely changed my life and my perspective on things. It’s so fun being able to play with the kids and being able to serve the people here by helping with whatever they need us to. Seeing the desperate need firsthand has opened my eyes, and I am grateful that I am able to be here with my awesome team that I’ve grown really close to over the past few weeks.
Emma Salomon – Coming to Haiti, I didn’t expect it to be the way it is. I go to school with Haitians in Florida, but they never warned me about how bad the poverty is and how Haitians live. Seeing how happy they are, although they have so little, is kind of changing me because we have so much and are still often unhappy. Every day I become more and more thankful for what I have at home.”









  1. Go Team Haiti. Wendy and I (Noel’s parents) just finished reading all three update reports! Wow what an incredible work you are doing. I love the positive spin on “beach party” and “block party.” You all are building character, testimony and a closeness to God that cannot be achieved in any other way. I love seeing teens getting dirty for God and lovingly serving the Haitian people. Our heart is warmed by the pictures of smiling teens in the midst of the hard and hot work. With lots of love, support and prayers for Team Haiti! Shane and Wendy Adamson

  2. It’s a delight to read these reports, right down to the fine details of schedules and menus….makes me feel like I’m there with you. Loads of prayers for your team! xoxo to May Bunn, especially!

  3. I am SO glad to read this update and also so very glad deep down you are able to be part of such a life-changing experience, Raina. Love you and am praying hard.

  4. Joe Joe we are so proud of you , I am praying for you everyday we think of you its a blessing to learn something in life of the christian way. Knowing the teachings of God ‘s word

  5. It is so great to read these updates! We are praying for the Haiti team everyday. It’s exciting to see how God is working through you already.

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