Getting into formation



From dawn to dusk, the days are so busy here in Nan wo. One of the first things to happen on the crowded school campus is the morning “formation.” Haitians are patriotic, and the raising of the flag is important. Check out this video and watch as the kids show their respect and pledge allegiance.

 

After the pledge of allegiance, the school day begins! Because the lunch meal for almost 500 kids must begin right away, the cooks must start the fires to get the water boiling for beans in rice. Meanwhile, a food vendor lady sets up with her own snack foods for sale for those who can’t wait til noon. Her paté friyé is absolutely delicious when warm and sprinkled with piklis (spicy cabbage). Yum!

The food vendor sets up for some hungry kids
The food vendor sets up for some hungry kids
Paté friyé with hot sauce and piklis on the ready
Paté friyé with hot sauce and piklis on the ready
Students in formation for the morning ceremonies
Students in formation for the morning ceremonies
Cooking fires must be stoked up early to make beans and rice for nearly 500 students!
Cooking fires must be stoked up early to make beans and rice for nearly 500 students!

The 15 boys who live on campus must make their own meals. They currently do so on the same dirt floors they sleep on. That will soon change with the newly constructed dorm rooms!

Cooking in the resident boys hut
Cooking in the resident boys shelter
Living life together
Living life together

 

The 7th grade waiting to be interviewed
The 7th grade waiting to be interviewed
A whole class list ready to work through
A whole class list ready to work through
Cheryl prepares a student for her profile picture
Cheryl prepares a student for her profile picture
Dixie tries to cool off in the midst of a hot, busy day
Dixie tries to cool off in the midst of a hot, busy day

We are tired tonight
It’s dark and we just finished updating kids. Each morning we are awakened at 4am by men and women bringing in the day with praise to the Lord. It’s beautiful.
One morning we woke at 3 am to women preparing the meal for the school kids. They get up before sunrise and everything is quiet when darkness falls.
Thank you for your faithful prayers. God is good.
-Dixie

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