Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wasting Away in Labadie

Sitting here at breakfast at the HTFH House in Labadie with the sounds of kids singing How Great Thou Art in the school across the street. This is a more heavenly sound than the goats and roosters that keep the world going. All awoke this morning after a beautiful night at Norm's with a strange new desire for goat BBQ. Which incidently we will have later this week as the refrigerator in BML will not work and our protein will be on the hoof. Sorry to all the vegetarians out there.

We are departing for BML in a couple of hours. Our gear is already there having preceeded us yesterday. We have had our organizational and prep meetings and have over 900 people registered. All are ready to go.

Up to date report the RCI cruise liner just pulled into the bay and the incongruity of it all is shocking. Can't imagine how it affects these great people who have been so friendly to us since we invaded their village. Johnathan, one of the members from Moncton has recieved the new Haitian name of Big Papa and is now know throughout the village. I think it is safe to say he has conversed with every single HAitian that he has crossed paths with since we landed. This includes the non-Haitians of the large RCMP contingent in PAP.

Battery is dying and we will not have internet for several days while in BML. That along with running water, electricity....... All the while with the RCI in the background.

All are well. Updates to follow.


Anonymous said...

Hello again, Sounds like you are getting ready for an exciting but challenging time. Good to hear that everyone is well. Stay safe and enjoy - think I will pass on the goat. Love to Mary-Ann. Diana

Jess said...

So good to hear you all made it there safe and sound. God Bless! Will look forward to your future news.

scottcj said...

Years ago in Haiti I learned to appreciate the taste of goat. Although it took some getting used to, eating the animal that you were playing with in the village the same day, but se la vi. Know that your entire team is daily in my thoughts and prayers. Warmest regards to Dr. Noble

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Christine said...

Hey guys,

I'm glad to hear you made it there safe and sound. Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure.

Stay safe and take care,

Peggy said...

Hi guys, hope you have an awesome time while continuing your mission. To Carolyn - no baby yet, and India in February???

Amanda said...

hey tiff and steve....marcus wanted me to tell you how much he misses you guys....xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

To Carolyn - baby born Feb 10th at 3:37 pm 6.3 lbs. no name yet. Your brother is over the moon. Hope you have an awesome time, sounds like every one will be busy.

donnie and kathy said...

Tiff and Steve: Smokey is doing great. He loves the wood fire in the camp!!!! Love, mom and dad.

Anonymous said...

Hi Eunie,
I hope that you are doing well. Gremmy is good as well as everyone else.

Matt LeBreton said...

Pat, I wish I could of been your roomate again this year! Maybee some other time! I'm glad all is well over there, keep up the posting as we're checking the blog everyday!
I'm thinking about you guys daily. Stay safe and have fun!
Matt, Moncton NB

Anonymous said...

Hi Eunie,
We had a nice supper last night for Mary Lou's birthday. It was a storm day on Thursday so we were all thrilled!

Kelly said...

Glad to hear things are going well and everyone is safe. I'm looking forward to the next post. Angela- you are missing all the snow! Have fun and stay safe,