Haiti, the religious life, flora and fauna, and whatever else crosses the mind of this Episcopal sister and priest
Monday, February 8, 2010
before and after - trade school in Darbonne
This is the professional/trade/vo-tech secondary school next door to the Rectory where I lived. The building also held the school offices and the offices of the goat project connected with Global Health Action (mentioned in early entries). It had a computer lab, a home ec department, and other classrooms. I hope we can get it up and running again. I am hoping to go speak with the Friends of Darbonne next month when they have their fundraiser.
(photo taken during my stay, summer 2009)
(photo from the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti website - link in entry above)
I began this blog as I prepared to leave for a seminary field education placement in a parish in Haiti, creating it as a way of sharing my experiences and reflections over the summer with people at home and continuing it upon my return.
I finally returned to Haiti in 2011. So much in a short time. I returned to the US in 2013, but something tells me I'll be back. Meanwhile, there is still so much I intended to share while I was there. I hope some of it will make it onto this blog. A piece of my heart is always in Haiti, and I hope some of yours will be, too. Pray for Haiti, please. So much is needed; with God, so much is possible.
Meanwhile, there are ample opportunities for ministry here, and plenty of discoveries to make. There are beautiful things to consider, birds to watch, and concerns to share. And I am never short of curiosity to lead me into all sorts of odd corners. In all of it, God is present. Welcome to the adventure.
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This is a personal blog. Nothing in it is an official statement from the Sisters of St. Margaret, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, or any other organization.