Creativity in Haiti

I am way overdue for a post concerning my 3 week trip to Les Cayes, Haiti in June!  Part of my slowness was due to being just absolutely overwhelmed with all that happened, and the other part was the birth of my #6 granddaughter, my mother-in-law breaking her hip, and birth of #7 granddaughter! I don’t even know how to express it all, so just briefly:   I made such wonderful connections with such wonderful people!      Catherine who has the ministry with the Village Children Feeding Program and the Enrichment Program for the Street Boys. Alan who is so generous to provide a place for Catherine to stay and to have her ministry Megan with a Safe House Ministry Patrico who ministers to the Street Boys and has started a program to help the women of the village to have sustainable income, which is my heart too! Pierre who is leading youth to pursue business and entrepreneurship Levis, Alan’s manager of the gym, shopper, motorcyclist, and friend So many others who were so helpful and generous and hospitable I ran with the “Trash to Treasure” idea that I believe that God gave me and crammed as much teaching and art in as possible.  The street boys were so amazing, so precious, and so quick to learn!!  We learned how to make rope from plastic bottles and how to crochet with old clothes, t-shirts, and dyed string to make rugs/mats and bags/totes.  We also had a mixed-media paint and collage experience under a tree on the sand.  They got to experience mixing colors and just enjoying the play of...

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