Thursday, July 16, 2015

Day 1 | Miranda Riffle

Today was a long day... mainly because this is my first trip out of the country and my first time flying (that I can remember). The flight wasn’t bad; I think my least favorite part was landing because I don’t know if anything likes to feel like you are falling out of the sky, but I certainly do not. Getting to the compound was probably the most interesting part just because we got to see the culture, the people and the scenery all in one trip. I don’t want to say that I had an idea of what Haiti was going to be like, because I really didn’t but at the same time nothing was as I expected… in a good way. After arriving we spent our evening relaxing, interacting with some of the children and discussing what our week may look like, I don’t think we even really know haha. It’s been awhile since I have been on a mission trip and I can honestly say that I think this is going to kick my butt but oddly enough, I am excited for it—it’s always a good feeling to know that regardless of how hard the challenge may seem on these trips, you are always blessing someone else somehow. I think the part that I am looking forward to the most is VBS—after seeing the smiles that were on a some of the children’s faces from the playing on the Ark that was built last trip, I am looking forward to seeing their smiles during VBS and when we get the chance to teach them something new, like jumping rope or tossing a football. It’s going to be a hard week so please keep us in your thoughts, and hopefully things go (somewhat) smooth!


  1. So gglad to see you made it safely! The idea of VBS sounds exciting! I'm so proud of you! Praying that God uses you in a mighty way and that you are blessed! Love you, Ran!♡ Aunt Paula

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