The nights are quieter here in Caiman than in Pignon. The roosters, dogs and goats are not making noise all night long. Partly because this is more of a rural area and people aren't living near as close together. It is cool and overcast on this beautiful Saturday morning. The morning began early as is typical in Haiti. A few of us were ready to hike up the mountain at 5 a.m. Our destination today was a cave, filled with BATS! With some breaks for water and a little snack to share with our guides, we had a new experience. We could enjoy the scenic view on the way down as well as enjoy conversation, sharing English and Creole as we walked. Home by 10 a.m. and ready for a shower, cold of course. Those in our group that didn't choose to go on the hike, did a "prayer walk" around the area, stopping at homes along the way and praying with the people they met. Lunch is being prepared for us by seven amazing Haitian ladies who know the kitchen well. Can you smell the bread baking in the oven? I can! This afternoon we will share time with the youth group from JeanJean and Kristie's church and this evening we will hear a testimony from a man that is a Christian but used to be a Voodoo witch doctor.
Tomorrow morning, Sunday, we will attend a special church service, "the Harvest Festival" that is held two times a year to celebrate God's provision in the crops. We will go early enough to be part of the baptism ceremony which is done in the river. We are to expect church to be three hours long. "No pwablem." Following the church service, there will be a meal that everyone will share together. We would anticipate "bon manje," good food!
Each moment here is priceless. God is good, and so are we today!
Orevoir, from Haiti