6:15 a.m. Hundreds of roosters can be heard crowing in this morning hour, along with various other noises such as children talking, the humming of motors, horns honking, and the Creole tongue being spoken. It is another beautiful day here in Haiti. Today is our last full day. Where has the time gone? We have worked hard every day and we feel we have accomplished all that we could but I wish we could have done more. There is so much need it is overwhelming. I keep trying to come up with the catch all solution that would fix their poverty problem. I know you have poverty everywhere in the world and that is just a part of humanity’s plight. Maybe a tax system would help, get rid of the political corruption, provide more government jobs, these could maybe be a start to help make an impact.
It is now 4:00 p.m. add we have finished our work here. In the morning we finished up painting at the clinic and we put on the roof of the house we have been working on. In the afternoon we all took four gallons of blue paint and painted the interior of the home. We then gave the woman who will be living here a couple of small gifts, had a short prayer, and then said our goodbyes. I believe everyone present was blessed.
We just went to Garrison’s house to purchase some of his artwork (Garrison is a young man who works at the Blanchard church and lives very close to the church and is an artist.) Linda and I bought a small stone sculpture, a little painting, and 3 pieces of painted metal. The metal pieces were about 8 inches ling of a frog, a dragonfly, and a lizard, they cost $3.00 each.