sites to behold

i’ve been trying to think of the best way to share with you about the rest of our time in Haiti, but i figured there was no better way than to just show you! so here’s a ton of pictures. i’ll include brief descriptions for some of them, but i’ll try to write few words so that you can just take in the sites and the faces…they speak their own stories!

Haiti is recovering from the earthquake, and progress is being made, but there are still many many tent cities:

no traffic laws make for interesting rides, to say the least!

how we sleep:

i include this following picture, not to be disrespectful in any way, but because i think its important to come home and share as much of the reality in Haiti with you as i can.
this is a mass grave site where many of the earthquake victims were buried:

precious Haitians:


a true beach bum :)

this is a new village, called Leveque, that MOH has started building since the earthquake that will hopefully house 500 families who survived the earthquake.

each family gets its own plot of land in order to grow food, as well as a latrine in the back just for themselves. this kind of property and home in Haiti is rare!

some of the kids in the new village of Leveque:

we visited this waterfall again. you might remember from last year, but it is used in Haiti as a place of ritual for the many Haitians that practice voodoo. even though used for evil, it is one of the most beautiful sites i’ve ever seen. its breathtaking, which just goes to show that even when evil is rampant and people are silent about God, even the rocks (and all of creation) will still cry out in praise of who He is.

village life:

how the villagers get water:

we went to the little village where we used to stay before going to MOH in the hopes of visiting some of our old friends. my sweet Ebway was not home…which was bittersweet for me! seeing him is always a highlight, so i was disappointed that i missed him. but the good news was that he was in school, which is encouraging because many kids do not have the resources to continue school, especially at his age!! but i did get to visit his home and see his parents. and i got to leave him a new soccer ball and pump, so that he’d know that i came to see him!
(to read the story of Ebway and why he’s so important to me, see here)

our old friends love to see photos of themselves from our previous visits, so we always bring an album of pictures to show them:

this is one of those pictures from years ago. the little boy on my left is Nestle, and the little boy my right is Jackson:

Nestle now:

and Jackson now:

the coast of Haiti is a tropical paradise:

i think this about does it for now on posts about Haiti. thanks for reading, encouraging, commenting…i LOVE getting to tell you all about this place, cause i know many will never get to experience it for themselves, and i think its just too special of a place and people to not know about!!

also…i’ve gotten alot of interest from readers wanting to buy 3Cords products. since its still just in the beginning stages of being an actual little business, there is presently no way to purchase the items unless you are in Haiti. the main reason for that is that they cannot ship items out of Haiti. but they are busily working to figure out a system of bringing items to the states and then shipping them once here, via orders placed on a website. i will certainly keep you all posted. but the next time i go (which i’m hoping is more sooner than later!), i will look into bringing items back with me too, and selling them to you all from here! so check back in for updates.

Happy Weekend,