Faith United Methodist Church
Friday, May 24, 2013
Place Faith in Your Heart
Pictures from Mission to Haiti
Mission to Haiti 2008: "The Fingerprints of God"
A Water Supply
After church on Sunday, we went for a walk. This stream was a water supply, dump and sewer for this neighborhood in Port-Au-Prince. The stench was horrible, but the pigs in the midst of it did not seem to mind.
Jeff in school
"I know! I know! I know!"
School in Archiae
"So how much candy did you get?"
School in Archiae
Just having some fun with all the children
Recess in Archiae
Michelle and Brittany with a new friend
The Village of Archiae
Small homes of cement block and thatch, rocky ground, garbage, and livestock make up the majority of this small village. You might see some bananna trees, but not much grows in this arid area.
Abby is deep in thought about where she placed those vitamins. Emily is in the background busy preparing another prescription.
Ruth is busy explaining the medicines to one of the almost 1000 patients we saw in Archiae and Farasi.
Dr Mike, the Dentist
For five days, all Dr. Mike and his assistants Michelle and Bill did was pull teeth. They finally limited each patient to three teeth after pulling 9 from one woman.
The Children of Farasi
Hanging out at the backdoor, these children, with their beautiful smiles, are curious about the missionaries and the gifts that they are giving to everyone.
Farasi School Children
"So what color underwear are you going to get?"
These children are in line receiving gifts after they had a quick dental exam. After receiving these gifts, each child was prayed for.
The school children in Farasi received gift bags. A tennis ball, some candy, a pair of underwear, a pencil, a rubber bracelet, a toothbrush and some toothpaste. In return they gave us their laughter, smiles, funny faces and love. We were on the winning side of giving.
Jeff, the Teacher
"OK kids, this is how you brush your teeth. Up down, up down, up down."
Our Fearless Team Leader
"Jimz" getting ready for another long day in Farasi. His leadership in organizing this mission trip was truly amazing and deeply appreciated by all.
The Priceless Children
The need in Haiti is so great. This malnurished brother and sister are 9 and 7 years old. What could you do to help them?
Riding the Tap-tap
Traveling up the mountain to Farasi only took us four hours, even though it was less than 25 miles. And that does not include the 45 minutes we sat on the side of the road with a blow out. When that tire went out, it literally exploded. A Tap-tap is a wildly painted truck that works like a taxi, you jump on and tap the side when you want to get off.