Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Day 2 - Area 17 // Papillon // LaPhare Orphanage

Our second full day in Haiti brought such LOVE (which was our Healing Haiti value of the day)! After breakfast, we walked up to a local artisan shop - it was so special to see all the handmade items we were able to buy to support these special individuals. After we were done making our purchases, we loaded into the tap-taps and went back to Area 17 to play with the kids. We brought coloring books, crayons, balls and jumpropes. The kids had a lot of fun and while chaotic at times, we enjoyed spending time playing, smiling and showing the love of Jesus to them. 

We headed back to the guesthouse and got ready for the afternoon. Our first stop was Papillon - we got a tour and were amazed at the good work this business is doing to help Haitians flourish! Papillon has created jobs for over 150 Haitians onsite and 40 offsite! Incredible! We enjoyed smoothies from the cafe on the upper level of Papillon before heading to our next orphanage called LaPhare. There are 17 orphans living there; we played games with them, painted fingernails and toenails, colored with sidewalk chalk and coloring books. We got a tour of the orphanage and afterwards they sang songs for us. We LOVED spending time there and it was hard to leave. 

Our evening consisted of enjoying another delicious meal, worshipping together and sharing our words of the day:

Annette - FUTURE
Shannon - I LOVE YOU
Corrina - FAMILIAR
Justin - HEALING
Sue - LOVE
Maya - PEACE
Savannah - BEAUTIFUL
Lauren - LOVE
Jen - BOND

Our team unity has been such a blessing and being together and serving has given us such JOY! Prayer requests would be:
- Continued health and protection for our remainder time we'e here
- For us to be the hands and feet of Jesus each day we serve
- God to be glorified in everything we do