The bus that Tiffany was on had to cross this narrow bridge. Tiff said that the tires on the bus almost did not fit. Slow and steady…
Tiffany, our 15-year-old daughter, went on her first mission trip to Haiti June 1-7 with Crossings, the camp where we live in Kentucky. These are some of the pictures she took while visiting. She had been told about the poverty, but didn’t realize how extreme it would be until she saw it firsthand. When I asked her about it, if it made her sad, she said ‘They were living in poverty, but they were filled with joy. Americans try to buy things to make them happy, but the people in Haiti have the happiness that we are looking for.’
Tiffany climbing a coconut tree. She got pretty good at this in the few short days she was there. After her 3rd day in Haiti, she fell while racing at Bible school. She managed to get up and win the race, not knowing how bad the wound was. Her knee was gashed open and had to be glued shut. I said that I bet it slowed her down on climbing coconut trees and she said, “No, I still climbed them”. Yep, that’s Tiffany for you.
These men had caught a crab and were trying to sell it to the folks at the camp property.
If you look closely, you can see that there are plots of gardens growing on the hillsides. Tiffany found out that many people die in Haiti by tending to their garden because some of the gardens are situated on cliff-like “hills”. I had never thought of gardening as a deadly activity before.
Home Sweet Home
A Haitian home and business
This will make us think before complaining about bumpy backroads in Kentucky.
Tiffany visiting an orphanage. She said the orphanage was one of the nicer buildings because it was spacious and air-conditioned.
This little guy quickly became attached to Tiffany and refused to be out of her arms during a 3-hour Bible school one day. Tiff said she’ll miss him. Hopefully she will be able to see him again one day…