Hey bloggers! It’s Braedyn, Erin, and Lindsay comin atcha live from Haiti. Today was our final day here. We started the day, as always, with a spoonful of vitamin B to ward off those pesky mosquitos. No Chikungunya for these gurlz ;). After our nutritious breakfast, we attended a unique worship service held right up the stairs on the balcony of our humble abode. The dress code was “jammies for Jesus”. #Sundaysbest. After the service, we loaded up the tap-tap with snacks, sunscreen, sandals, and swimsuits ready for a fun sun-filled day. The team, the long-term missionaries from Grace Village, and our friend, James, all ventured off to Wahoo Beach! It was a bumpy 90 minute ride, but the pot holes don’t faze The Super Troopers.
The suspense was killing us, but we finally arrived at the beautiful Wahoo Bay Beach Resort. We admired the beauty that God created. It was a big contrast to the other places we saw in Haiti. Surrounded by mountains with sparkling, turquoise waters in front of us, and lush foliage all around us, we were stunned by the beauty at Wahoo Bay. It didn’t take long until we “dove in” to the fun in the sun! We took full advantage of all the amenities the beach had to offer. First we snorkeled with questionable equipment, but hey, it was only 5 dollars! We also gave James swimming lessons in 20 feet of ocean waters. Who didn’t learn how to swim that way? It was fun watching his reaction after seeing a coral reef for the first time! In his words, “It was amazing! It was better than good!!” Some of the group went to relax on the water trampoline and the more adventurous teammates took on the Jet-skis!It was a great day to kick back, relax, and bond as a team. Seeing the stunning beauty of Haiti was such a hopeful experience for all of us, and a great way to end the week. We hope that more people will get the chance to see that there is more to Haiti than devastation and poverty. Our team has been so amazing all week and we are sad to leave each other. We are thankful that God put us together to serve here. From the eventful days spent serving together to the nights spent salsa dancing, our team has had so many memorable experiences. We are so thankful for this week and the relationships we formed with each other and the people of Haiti. We can’t wait to come back! Glwa pou Bondye!