The week of February 13-20, we were asked if two American volunteers from Lavalle could come and spend a week with us at our mission in Jacmel. They are from Louisiana and Tennessee. They have been in Haiti since September, working in a school in the mountains of Lavalle. They are teaching English to 200 students. The school is sponsored by an American from Tennessee.
Hannah is from New Orleans and Abby is from Nashville. They graduated college last year and wanted to give a year of service. They had heard about the Mother Angela Clinic and the various activities we have here in Jacmel and asked if they could come for a week while their school had exams.
In the mornings, they went with the clinic to help and to learn more about acute care among the poor. In the afternoons, they helped with the Mother Angela Kitchen and taught English to our teenagers. It has been a joy having them with us, sharing community and the mission with these young women who eventually want to become a doctor and a nurse.
On Friday, for their English class, Hannah and Abby made a famous King’s cake, which is served in New Orleans at every Mardi Gras. They shared it with the kids and us. It was delicious!