Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Haiti - Part 3

Day 3 - Continued Work

Day 3 was the second day that our nursing team did training for a nursing school. Something that was an incredibly stretching experience for them and a great resource for the nearly 40 women, and one man in the nursing school.

This country is a beautiful place. Sure, there are the tent cities and ramshakle homes, but the countryside is gorgeous. Where we are working is up on a mountain overlooking the ocean and it is gorgeous. Pastor Gio talked about the biggest problem that Haiti faces is understanding. They don't know how to provide for themselves or how to stimulate their economy or take care of their land. There is so much potential for this country, but looking at it, it seems like it could take centuries to reach that potential. What seems, on one hand, like an easy solution, on the other hand seems like an impossible task. (Journal entry March 23, 2011)

The work we were doing was to help build the foundation of a cafeteria for a training center and university. An example that they talked about what the training center would provide for the Haitian people was about mangoes. Mango season is coming, and the Haitian people eat mangoes during mango season only. Many of the people don't know how to preserve them so that they get the benefit of them year round. Many of the mangoes go uneaten and bad at the end of the season. This is just an example of the kind of training CCID wants to provide the Haitian people.