The homes have no plumbing so there is an outside laundry area, a tiny wooden shower house the size of an outhouse, and several small outhouses in various stages of disrepair.
Once we’ve prayed with the people and said our goodbyes we make the drive back over the bumpy rural roads to the mission compound. After lunch we spend some time organizing the fruits and vegetables we had purchased the first day we arrived and counting up our points from the scavenger hunt we did as we purchased the items we needed.
Once that is complete we have a little bit of free time during which the kids play in the small mission yard, on the teeter totter, with a ball and on the trampoline.
Before long it is dinner time.
That evening Diana shares a devotional about the use of social media and how we portray ourselves to those around us. After some discussion and activities we talk about how it can be used in a good way and in a bad way.
We then sing Christian songs together in Spanish. Although we recognized the tunes it is still a little tricky to try and sing them in Spanish as Spanish is not nearly as phonetic a language as Haitian Creole.
After the devotional time the younger kids head off to bed while the men go to the store to buy more supplies.
Jayden is then put to work making some of his specialty cheesecakes. Since they are quite labor intensive and also take a long time to bake I end up sending him to bed and waiting with our host to take them out of the oven. It is a special time of getting to know each other better while we wait.
That night before drifting off I spend time praying; asking God to bless the mission and missionaries and also the girls who live here that have suffered so much hurt and pain and sadness in their lives. God is the great healer.