Guest writer: Anonymous Advocate.
A country full of hope, communities full of vision, and a school full of love.
“Earlier this month, our group from Nashville visited The Joseph School in Cabaret, Haiti. Arriving on the six-year anniversary of the earthquake, we were humbled to visit the national memorial commemorating lives lost in the earthquake just a few short years ago. Although much sadness and destruction was brought upon Haiti by this disaster, our group experienced a country full of hope, communities full of vision, and a school full of love.
While visiting The Joseph School, we took all 31 students on a field trip to the beach. Only 15 miles away from the coast, the majority of these students had never seen the ocean. The students continued to shout “bél”, which means beautiful in Creole, with excitement as we drove along the coast to our destination. The smiles on their faces as they splashed in the ocean were unforgettable.
Our group spent time with the children and teachers, helping with chores at the school, serving meals, and assisting in the classroom. We were able to meet the families and churches of The Joseph School students. We experienced the community that The Joseph School serves, and in turn the community that serves The Joseph School. The Joseph School offers education, provides hope, and gives purpose to so many people in Cabaret, and it is truly beautiful.”