Today, we were invited by a friend to accompany him to a mountain top village called Kap Wouj. In my opinion, the road to Kap Wouj was a bit scary. It was curvy, rocky, and steep. But we managed to get to our destination safely and do what we went there to do. Our goal was to deliver food to children at a school in the village where most children suffer from malnutrition. Here are some pictures of what we did.
You can actually see down below to the river when you are driving up towards Kap Wouj. And no, there are no railings here. This was actually a not so bad spot. There were some parts of the road that I dared not take my hand out to take a picture. I felt like if I leaned over to close to the door I might fall out or the car might tip over.
I have to admit, the view was just spectacular. No wonder Haiti (Ayti) means mountain land.
This is what we saw on the way up up up the mountain. Can you see the mountains kissing the clouds?
I love Haiti! In many ways I can picture the Bible much better by just looking at the way people live here. Ever seen whitewashed tombs? Here are some. We saw these in a handful of spots on our way. Some of them were in people’s yards. Nice decorations!
Here are some more tombs. Take a look at the ground. The dirt is actually red. Now you know why they called it “Red Peak” or Kap Wouj.
I took some pictures of some of the houses that we saw on the way to the school that we were visiting to distribute the food.
I wanted to capture how some of the people in the mountains live.
They truly don’t have very much. Their houses are very simple.
And they use whatever have at hand to build them. This one is made out of mud.
This one is practically made out of sticks. I can hear the big bad wolf blowing this one to the ground.
Here is the school we met the children at. That’s the truck that made it all the way to the top of the red rocky mountain. And that’s the good looking guy that made it all possible.
I think Susana is afraid that Daddy will let her fall. Can you see the cloud so close to the ground? We are high up!
Here is Isabela. I tried so hard to have her keep her clothes clean, but that only lasted a few minutes. At the end of our time there she was all covered in red dust.
Some of the kids in the village. No matter how many times I tell them to “souri”, which means to smile, they just won’t do it.
The red path to the village. We walked for a little bit on it.
Awww! Little princesses holding daddy’s hand on the way back to the school to meet the kids.
Cody and our friend and language teacher, Fenel sharing the gospel with the children.
Some of the kids listening to the message.
They are all beautiful kids.
Sharing with the children.
Isabela and Cody putting packages of food together for the kids.
The team had a very productive assembly line going. Little hands and big hands were equally involved.
The kids are patiently waiting to receive their food package.
Susana was managing the spaghetti station. She did so good. I loved watching her get involved.
There are my girls. One managed the rice the other the spaghetti. Cody kept track that all was evenly distributed.
Keep that pasta coming.
It takes team work to get the job done!
We even need someone in charge of the seasoning. 🙂
After all, we are making lots and lots of these packages for the kids.
When the assembly line had completed their task all the children received food for one week.
This is Fenel. He is a friend who invited us to go with him to Kap Wouj. He is also our language teacher. And he too has a heart to help the children.
And here we are. Part of the assembly line and me, the photographer. 🙂
Cute kid looking at me through the window while I waited for Cody and Fenel to finish in the car.
Here is another cute kid who could not stop posing for me. Children in Haiti love the camera. By the way the word for camera in Creole is Kodak. Couldn’t get simpler than that.
Here is part of the whole gang of children that receive a bag of food. I tried taking a picture all of them, but they were all too spread out.
These children went home knowing that they will at least eat for the next week.
Here they are carrying their bags home.
We really had a great time sharing Jesus and sharing food with these little ones. I was truly touched in many ways. To me, it was amazing to see that not only we were loving on the children, but we were also teaching our own children to do the same. It was truly a gift from the Lord to watch Isabela and Susana share Jesus with others too.
The people of Kap Wouj are very sweet. Despite the fact that they don’t have a lot we experienced their friendliness and warmth. And we all look forward to going back to serve them. Yes, I will go up the scary mountain again! –Maria