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The kitchen garden was dug (three four by eight plots). We learned from the gardener M. Alcindor, who helped out, that the right tool for breaking up the dense sod is something like a heavy pick-axe, which I think is called a mattock. Sweaty work, but very effective. I planted most of it with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
March 3, 2016 Today we travelled way,way up in the mountains. A town called Trouin (pronounce Twa). The ride up the winding roads was treacherous. We traveled in a closed 4-wheel truck up and an open flat bed down (thank you Daisy “Evel Knievel” Girifalco). We saw all kinds of patients today. There […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This morning while Amanda, Christine, and Michelle went to serve in the clinic with our friends from Winchester in the riverside village of Fayette, Daisy and I were picked up by Taryn and Peter from Children’s Nutrition Program. This program has been operating in the mountain villages in the district of Leogane (apparently Leogane is […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Monday and Tuesday, Michelle, Daisy and I went with the Parish of the Epiphany to their mobile medical clinics. Yesterday was in Mattheu, which is the usual spot for Monday. We were driven over to l’hopital St. Croix, and dropped off at the front door where the translators were waiting. Of course I scanned the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Monday, and the actual ‘missions’ have finally begun. Great experience up to now, but we were getting a bit impatient to start doing the things we came for. Chris A, Michelle and Daisy went to the medical clinic, and Chris W and I (Amanda) stayed at FSIL. So I’ll report on the FSIL activities. We […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
February 28, 2016 There has been a Haitian miracle!!!!! Maybe it is the company of all our friends or maybe it is the beautiful day we spent at Grand Goave. Maybe it is swimming in the ocean or the delicious lunch of goat and swordfish with plantains and beet salad we had at The […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
February 27, 2016 Woke up at 2:45am to start getting ready to leave for our mission trip. We were at Logan Airport by 5:00am. Smooth ride to JFK in NY and had a slight delay on the plane. When we were on the plane a woman was removed for a short bit because she was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.