Thursday, October 6, 2016

The drive before the hurricane

Seven hours in the truck, driving up and down crazy mountains without guardrails, and an evening full of flooding rains. This has been our day.
But I’m not complaining. No. Not in the least bit.
Because we are all safe. Our bellies are full. And Frantz is a rockstar driver.

This morning we left port au prince and headed to Petit Goave for the first night of our trip. Being a Sunday morning the traffic was minimal, which was wonderful. We took a couple of stops on the side of the road so Frantz could fly his drone. The volunteers took long naps. And the rain held off until we reached the outskirts of the city.

Tonight we are staying at the compounds a guesthouse operated by the Wesleyan Church Right in the middle of the city if you are ever in need of a place to stay in Petit goave you should really check it out. It’s super cute and in the perfect location. so why wouldn’t you want to stay here?

We arrived at the compound in the early afternoon. Our volunteers spent a majority of the next few hours playing in the rain and jumping/rolling around in muddy puddles. I should have stopped them. They ruined a day’s worth of clean clothing. But goodness they were happy. So I just let them have it. We later met a guy from Help One Now for dinner at fort royal Amore, which was super yummy. Help One Now is a great organization that strives to empower local leaders to care for their communities. Check out the links to learn more about their work.

Alright, time for bed. We are getting up early tomorrow morning to head down to Jacmel and this boy is tired. Stay tuned!

~ Michael Vilien Reynold

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