Today we took a road trip to Camp Perrin. Portia needed to take picture of Matante's house that was funded by Cross International. As you can see, Camp Perrin is a GORGEOUS part of Haiti. It is up in the mountains, and it feels like a million degrees cooler- although I am sure it is really on 90 instead of 98. It took us a little over an hour to get there, and the distance was about 30 kilometers. (Most of the trip was dirt roads and pot holes.) Needless to say, our backs were aching a bit when we got there. It was worth it though for the view and experience.
Matante is a vital part of Espwa. Her name is Denise, but everyone calls her Matante, or " My Aunt" in English. She has been with Father Marc since the beginning, and has been a mother to all the children of Pwoje Espwa. I just love her, and it was so great to be able to see the excitement on her face as we checked on the progress of her house she will one day retire to.
Here is our crew that took the trip. Jeanvie is not pictured because he took the picture. He was our skilled driver. From left to right- Erin (she is with us until August 2 and has been helping with the agricultural needs) Daniel (he is staying an extra month- yeah!) Kellie (she was a visitor that came with Aunt Dee and Jami and left earlier this week...we miss you Kellie!) Portia, myself, Matante, and Dan.