photojournal: baptist mission

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About two weeks ago we took the morning to do what we had been promising our kids we'd do since before we came to Haiti...climb a mountain!

We didn't actually hike a mountain, but our trusty rusty old Chevy Venture got us safely up the mountain. Despite the narrow roads, hairpin turns, and passing water tanker trucks.

**Random Geography Fact: There are five mountain ranges in Haiti.**

I am not exaggerating at all when I say that when we rounded a bend and saw our first true view of the mountain, it was literally breathtaking...

Where we live is smack dab in the middle of the city.
Diesel fumes, loud noises, cars, motorcycles, and more fumes are what we are surrounded by all the time. All. the. time.

It was so refreshing to see the mountain, the countryside, and take a deep breath of cool, clean(er) air.

Our destination was the Baptist Mission, where they have a bakery, restaurant, playground, small history museum of Haiti, hospital, gift shop of local goods, and much to my children's delight...a petting zoo.

A rather pathetic run down one, but they didn't care!

Zoe loved the bunnies!

Our kids were so excited to play on a real playground again!

"Look, Mom...I'm a bat!"

She thinks she is so big.

Ella was still getting over that nasty virus (you can see it in her eyes) but she was a trooper and still had fun!

Thanks Allyson for taking a family picture =)

We'd love to take all our mission kids up to the mountain...and are working out all the logistics of getting them there. They would love it! 
The next promise we have to make good on with our kids...finding a waterfall!
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mommajeane said...

You all are looking well to my eyes. Sure makes me miss you. The mountains pale in comparison to seeing all of your precious faces.