What a great first week of ministry in Haiti! We are realizing that our time in Haiti is going to be a constant learning experience, otherwise known as an adventure:)
Yesterday was Matt's second day of teaching Hebrew to the fourth year students. He was having a good class, but continued to be disturbed by the loud sound of chickens outside. Finally, he was having a hard time teaching with all of the clucking and carrying on, when a chicken walked in his classroom! A group of them were taking a tour of the classroom buildings :)
My English classes have been going well, too. Most of the students are very eager to learn English and are anxious to show off their English skills. One of my students is a larger and older gentleman who is very serious. In an effort to impress the new teacher, he came to class yesterday and pronounced that he has a "very beautiful husband." It was difficult for me to keep my composer as we all learned the difference between husband and wife. I'm sure I've made much worse mistakes in Creole!
Meanwhile, we have a new friend that helps us with grocery shopping. Every few days or so, she comes to the door for a list of fruits and vegetables that we need. She is in her 70's, but is able to remember exactly everyone's shopping lists. We are grateful for this assistance, and to have someone to work on our Creole with and start to build a relationship with. Because of this, we are rather lax in our "necessary haggling", and mostly just give her what she asks (which, is usually nothing compared to American prices). However, she learned something new this week :) If Stacey tells her we need 2 grapefruit, but she brings, instead, 12 grapefruit, then Stacey will PAY for 12 grapefruit, instead of two.
All this to say that she probably has a Cadillac parked somewhere, and we have 12 grapefruit.
oh my :)
We are grateful to finally be here and be learning so much about the people He's led us to!