Thursday, May 18, 2017

Montcel Retreat

Thankfully we knew that even in Haiti the weather can be cold in the mountains especially during a weather system bringing wind and rains.

The adult typical retreat days follow this pattern: get up and ready. Chat a bit with others before and during breakfast. Meetings with a few short breaks until lunch at 1 p.m.

Then free time until supper unless you have a personal meeting with leaders or wellness folks.
After supper we gathered for more meetings/worship time.

Then additional fellowship if you want after that until bed. Saturday night they lit a camp fire and even found some marshmallows for roasting.

The food was served buffet style. Breakasts generally included eggs, hotdogs/ham, oatmeal, fruit [mango, banana, pineapple, or papaya] bread with locally made stawberry jam.

Lunch and supper were also good. Salads and locally grown vegetables! The first pork chop I've had in years and other yummy foods. I was thankful that the food wasn't too spicy!

Anna enjoyed hanging out with the teens and other children and childcare workers. Some crafts included: painted shirts, decorated picture frames by dying them, bubble soccer, time working on flips on the trampolines, games like foose ball, and enjoyed treats.

The grounds gave us lots of ideas on landscaping with plants and flowers that like higher altitude and cooler temperatrues. While they don't have as many rocks as our property at Delice they used them in creative ways. Cory and I enjoyed a tour of the areas where the animals and vegitables are being grown.

When we left the missionary family bought boxes of fresh strawberries, a big money maker. And also received: broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, kale, and celery. We are very exited about the possibilities at Delice and also received some seeds and plants. We shared a couple Konsey books with the staff.

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