You may remember us telling you about the parish community of St. Michael’s and how their church was condemned because of the damage done by the earthquake. The decision was made that the church needs to be torn down. This past Sunday, people were coming to the church building for the last time to bid farewell. Many groups were meeting inside and outside the church. Even though they do not have a church building, St. Michael’s faith community is alive and active. Hopefully they will get a twinning parish to help them rebuild.
Daily Archives: May 15, 2013
As we visit the market and see the variety of fruits and vegetables, we are learning how to cook them. Our friend, Jeremine, taught us how to cook mirliton, and Romey taught us how to cook green bananas.
To make the fried bananas, you have to have a special Haitian press called a pez. We are enjoying Haitian food more and more.
Jacmel is located on the Caribbean Sea, which can be seen from our roof. The beach, where people go to swim, is about 15 minutes from our house by car. Many Haitians have never had the opportunity to go to the beach to swim and have fun. Our neighbors, Lelun, and her daughter, Cassandra, have never gone to the beach. This was the first time Cassandra was ever in the water swimming. What a joy it was to see the excitement in her face as she stepped into the warm sea! Clara and Gael also joined us, and we all had a good time.