Lindsay in Haiti

...a journal of my experiences while living in Haiti for the next two years.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Tap-taps- public transportation in Haiti. They are always loaded down to the max and there is always room for one more.
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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Movie Nights

Living in rural Haiti, there is not a lot to do for entertainment. One thing I really enjoy is watching movies on my laptop. I usually have movie nights with my two good friends, Hans and Marjory. Hans is a doctor from Port-au-Prince and Marjory is a nurse from Jacmel. They are both big movie buffs and have actually seen more American movies than I have!

Friday, November 09, 2007

My Hospital Friends

This is Job. He is 6 years old and has been in the hospital for almost 3 months now. Job was flying a kite on the roof of his house in Port-au-Prince when he stepped off backwards and fell down three stories, landing on cement. I have heard he only broke his tail bone, but he can't walk or make much movement with his legs, so I'm not sure whats going on exactly. He has horrible bed sores that look unbearable. Job is so precious and upbeat despite his pain and the monotony of his days in the hospital. I know Job would love to have people praying that he can walk again someday!

And this is Daphka. She, like Job is six years old and also fell off her roof (?). She broke her collar bone and then had an operation. She has been in the hospital for almost 2 months. Monday through Friday, Daphca and her mom study out of her school books so that she can continue learning while she's out of school.

Daphka and Job both have a big crush on each other. Since Job can't walk and Daphka can, Daphka usually walks down to Job's bed to hang out. Yesterday she decided to let Job borrow her handwriting book so he can practice his handwriting too. Sometimes I catch them smiling at each other from their beds. It's so cute!

My Family's Trip

Here are a few pictures from my family's trip last month. Can't believe it took me so long to post them. One of my favorite things we did was have a little craft time under the gazebo after school with some of the girls.

The 4th grade girls made bandannas. They sewed on buttons and felt flowers to decorate them. The girls did an awesome job- we were very impressed with their sewing skills.

The girls wearing the finished product.

My mom, me, my Aunt Lynn, and Grandma before heading to the airport.