Grabbed a quick bite and the three of us jumped in the truck to town. Eli and Anna stayed with Pastor Dan for the day. At one point they spend an hour putting rocks into large metal baskets for the new wharf project and then enjoyed a bit of additional time in the sea.
|Johntinny in blue shirt. Family early this summer.|
Our next stop across town was to renew our Haitian residential visas which expire on Oct. 1st. With the check, our passports and our visas in Haiti Cory entered hoping that it being the first day not many other foreigners would be there to renew. Johntinny and I stayed in the truck.
With a couple books, snack food, water and music I did not mind the wait. Crazy ants must have a home in the truck so as they wandered over my arms and the truck seat I reduced their numbers. Soon Cory returned. One of the Wesleyan drivers couple picked up our renewed visas later. Legal for another year.
Now we headed to check out locations for washing machines on our way back to plant quarantine to pick up the seeds Cory dropped off the day before. These Moringa seeds will be sent to ECHO for distribution.
Despite recent rains many parts of Port get very dusty within a days time. Johntinny had not traveled to Port in over 6 years. He pointed out a neighborhood where he once lived, his church and most of the buildings survived the quake in 2010. He talked about his children all who are doing well in school [it was their first day of the year] and each one dreams of what they will grow up to be, the oldest 3: doctor, nurse and agriculturalist.
We were all impressed with the number of solar lights now found in Port and I wonder how many of them work.
At the end of the day we headed back with a new washing machine, a water cooler, a few groceries, fingerprints, and paperwork being renewed! We ran into a bit of light rain showers and saw a beautiful rainbow on arrival at the Ortlip center.
Anna was snorkeling with a visiting team member. We enjoyed visiting with different members of the team and shared supper with them. Early bed we headed home in the morning.