Sunday, June 23, 2013
Day 11 | Darren
Woke up early this morning to get ready for church. We got there at 6:30 (started at 6:00 am) during prayer. There were people who just kept coming throughout most of the service, but no one left until the end. Everyone was so friendly and the whole service was very open to praising the Lord. GBC needs to learn from others in this area. Our day continued with a brunch before our hike down the and back began. Haiti has a beautiful landscape. It is so hard to believe people are walking to the streams daily. We are staying at about 4300’ in elevation (Snowshoe WV is 4800). The highest elevations here are around 6800’, and it rises very fast from the valley floor. We met so many Haitians along the way. Some can speak some English. We met a pastor on his way to the other side of the valley after his church service. What a blessing the people are. Kids will walk with you holding your hand and smiling from ear to ear. Kids playing in the stream just below the waterfall we stopped at. Definitely worth a little sweat and blood to go on this hike. Some great people around me meeting great people along the way. The sights and beauty along the way were a once in a lifetime experience. Praise be to God for creating everything we see and take in!