Friday after school the elementary staff gathered at a staff member's home up the mountain to say farewell to Lonnie Murphy, who has been a staffer at the school many years and has spent almost 20 years in Haiti. She with her husband, Phil, have a home for Haitian children and now the House of Blessings will be operated by one of their first orphans. Once again, there was food at the fellowship and a lot of laughter, recalling to good times together. Mary and I were invited due to my involvement with the ES, which will increase in the new school year.
God's creation never stops blooming here in Haiti. The rains have started and the down pours are welcomed. We do not have to take the same care of the amount of water used since the cisterns are overflowing. We can see the grass growing, even on the 'sod' on the soccer field. The leaves on the tress are providing shade once again and the gorgeous blooms such as these daily drop to the ground. Now I know why they have the sweepers on the school compound. Each day anew, the ground is covered with leaves and blooms from the trees.