Haiti Day 2: Part 2 (Christian views on disability)

June 22, 2010

What an exciting afternoon!  Today, the Elim Haiti team visited the Monchile Nutrition Center and had a brief tour of Pazapa.

The Monchile Nutrition Center feeds 70 Haitian “street children” a meal every day.  The food is provided by many organizations, including Elim’s HOPE Packs program!  These Haitian children are among the poorest in the Jacmel area, and many do not have shoes.  While at Monchile, we distributed flip-flops and a few pieces of candy to the grateful children.  After receiving the shoes, each child said “Merci,” the Creole word for “Thank you.”

Next, the Haiti team traveled across Jacmel to Pazapa, a school for children with disabilities.  We were able to tour the facilities, as school was out for the day.  Pazapa was originally located in Port-au-Prince, but its building was destroyed after the earthquake.  Their new facilities in Jacmel have been decorated with murals, created by the children with the help of a mission team.

Tomorrow, we return to Pazapa to meet the children and see the school in action.  We look forward to sharing with you the other exciting things God is doing in Haiti.