Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday, September 1

Sunday, a day of worship and fellowship.  We attended the 10:30 church service at the Mission Baptiste church here on campus.  Didn't understand a thing except a few words that resembled English words, but we enjoyed hearing the choir and the congregation sing and we were privileged to share in communion with our Haitian brothers & sisters in Christ.

Lunch with Theo & Martha, a couple doing Bible curriculum development.  Trey was going to take us on a hike down the ravine in the afternoon, but the pouring rain nixed that plan.  Then it was an evening Bible study with the BHM staff.  Tomorrow, the work begins.

A few pictures from today:

The water heater goes off with the generator, so showers are cold until about 8:30 in the morning.  Abigail had her hair washed with water heated on the stove.

View across the ravine from the mission campus.  This is a very mountainous area and the terracing that the early BHM staff introduced here has helped considerably in preserving some of the surrounding land.

Some of the area flowers.  Hibiscus flowers are all over the place also.

The terraced garden.  A lot of food that's eaten here comes from these gardens.

Downtime activity:  playing poker for Twizzlers.

We take water for granted in the States.  Here, not so much.  A lot of the water used here comes from rainwater collected from the roofs of buildings and stored in cisterns.

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