Colleen Ryan ~ Our last official day in Haiti was a very enjoyable time. First thing in the morning we went to Mother Theresa’s orphanage and played with the little children and held the small babies. It was a very eye-opening experience, and it was heartbreaking to leave them and not take all of them home. After that, we headed to the museum and saw many parts of Haiti’s past. The interesting pieces of history gave me a clearer understanding of Haiti. We ended the day with a relaxing lunch on Radio Hill and drove back with the sun setting on the city. I have loved my second trip to Haiti and can’t wait to come again next year.
Bearenger Petrella ~ Our last full day in Haiti was full of adventure. We woke up and got ready to go. We headed to Mother Theresa’s orphanage. Once we got there we stood right where Mother Theresa walked herself. It was amazing to see where she walked and stood. We went inside and saw all the kids. We were able to play with the kids. We held babies and played with the older kids. It was hard to leave. We then went to the museum and saw many things from Haiti’s past. We even saw the anchor of the Santa Maria. Lastly we headed to Radio Hill. There is a small restaurant where we bought fries. We also were able to take advantage of the amazing view available. You are able to see all of Port au Prince from the ocean to the runway of the airport. There are shops where you can buy small souvenirs. Once we had finished we drove back to our guest house for the night.
Lauren Buczkowski ~ I can’t believe it’s our last day here in Haiti! Countless memories and friendships have been made. I have both found and lost myself. I have found God. I have found happiness. I have found hope from those who have every right to be hopeless. I have lost vanity and greed. I have lost doubt and fear. My second trip in Haiti has been a complete success. Seguin will forever hold a special place in my heart. Jeremiah 29:11, “For I have plans for you, declares the Lord, Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future.”
Maddie Sprite ~ Lauren said it perfectly.. this trip has been a dream come true for me. It has showed me how true and real God really is. I really have no words to describe how full my heart is right now. This trip changed my life all the way around, and I will forever be thankful for everything that I’ve encountered this week.
Danielle Dull ~ It feels crazy to me that today is our last day. This one week has gone by incredibly fast, yet still it feels as if we have been in Haiti for a month. So much has happened in the past few days, I have met so many people, created so many memories, been on wonderful adventures and gotten a new perspective to the world I know so little about. I especially liked interacting with the children. At first sight, we have just about no similarities; we don’t even speak the same language. Yet, there was always an instant connection. Laughing and playing with the kids felt like the most natural thing in the world. I truly saw God in their eyes, felt Him in their hugs, and heard Him in their laughter. I will definitely be returning to Seguin.
Emma Moore ~ Today was really cool because we got to visit the orphanage. I really liked holding all the children and playing with them; it was a ton of fun. I am looking forward to coming back to Michigan but also will miss Haiti and all the people. Definitely want to come back!