To look back at my experience in Haiti and say that it was amazing, would be an understatement. There isn’t just one word that comes to mind when I think back to my time in Haiti. It was an overwhelmingly satisfying moment in my life. I was constantly challenged and constantly learning new things, which I would say was the best part of the trip. Being culturally immersed into Haiti, and exploring the sides of Haiti that people rarely get to see shifted my perspective of the country.
I think the most rewarding aspect of this outreach trip, was the work that we did in Bois Jolis. The mountain farming community that makes up Bois Jolis, is beautiful in all its aspects, right down to the people. Going out each day to farms and surveying was hard work, (I ain’t gonna lie) but being able to track the growth of the farms was awe-inspiring. Not only that but working alongside the Haitian interns was a treat in itself. It was interesting to work across the language barrier and to gain an understanding of people outside the normal social settings that I’ve grown used to.
Every time I think back to my time in Haiti, I grab my journal that I kept while on the trip. Just reading those moments, again and again, puts a smile on my face. If given the chance, I would do it all over again with the same group of loving people, outstanding service leaders, and the beautiful country of Haiti.