” I lift up my eyes to the mountains from where from shall come my help? My help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121: 1-2
On Saturday, September 22 we journeyed to Jacmel to have our meeting with the Bishop of the Diocese of Jacmel.. We left the house at 7:30 a.m. to pick up a spare tire. This was very interesting, the purchase of the tire was done on the street from a man that Yvon knew. We waited in the car as the tire was prepared, but this was not wasted time on our part, we watched the people busy about their business. Close to us was a boy who shined shoes. He had many customers. He took his shoe shining very seriously. People left small change for his work.
We finally got on the road to Jacmel at 9: 00 a.m. The trip to Jacmel should take a little more than an hour, but due to traffic in Port au Prince it can take as long as 4 hours, but we made it in about 2 1/2 hours. The ride to Jacmel is up and through the mountains. It is absolutely beautiful. This part of Haiti is the greenest. Jacamel is located by the Caribbean Sea, and it is a bit cooler than Port au Prince. In this area hurricanes are not gentle with Jacmel. They never avoid Jacmel. : ( On the way there are many markets on the side of the road. The fruits and vegetables are fresh and much cheaper than in Port au Prince. The city of Jacmel is quiet and peaceful, and safe. On the way back we recieved two siigns the first was the rainbow in the mountains right after we left Jacmel and our meeting with the Bishop, and then on one of the buildings as we were driiving back we saw the following scripture quote from Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know what my plans for you are, plans to save you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and to give you hope.”
Below, enjoy our journey to Jacmel… : )