Monday, June 29, 2009

I traveled to Haiti in 2003 to visit my sister Sue, who was a missionary there. It was my first time in a "third world country," and it was an eye-opener. As a tourist, I only saw the poverty from a long distance, but it was a shock. What I was most impressed with, however, was the beauty of the Haitian people. They are physically beautiful, and they are usually dressed elegantly. If I may be permitted a generalization, Haitians are a proud people, especially considering what they have lived through. Shortly after my arrival, Sue and I visited a Catholic house that had a view of Port-au-Prince. The better view was of the courtyard, where this boy was sweeping up. 

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