Mission to Haiti
Early Sunday Morning (L/R)- Lorey White, Dean Baskins, Jim Stubbs, Ruby Coffey, Richard Poindexter, Denise Hopper, Henry Funderburk
Friday, February 11 2011
Today was our last day in Haiti. We spent half the day working and the other half sightseeing in Port-au-Prince. We continued building two houses for a young mother and a middle-aged family. Both were happy to receive their new homes and dedication gifts.
The medical teams conducted clinics in two locations between our compound and Port-au-Prince. Again many patients were seen and some even had to be turned away due to time constraints.
We saw some of the earthquake damage in Port-au-Prince. Specifically, we saw the Palace, a Catholic Church and many other damaged buildings. We were amazed by seeing even a small portion of its 3 million residents. There was overwhelming auto and foot traffic with very few rules enforced. We bartered for souvenirs at one of the many markets in town. We also ate at one of the few restaurants that our hosts felt comfortable in recommending. We dined at “Epi D’or” which is the McDonald’s equivalent in Haiti. We had pizzas, hamburgers, steak sandwiches, french fries, canned sodas and ice cream – yum, yum..... This was our only meal out while in Haiti.
We head to the airport early in the morning to head back to the States. Thank you for all your prayers and support. A few additional prayers are requested for our travel tomorrow.
See you all soon!!
Your Haiti Missionary Team