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KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 5

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MONTROUIS, HAITI -

Our time in Haiti has almost come to an end. One thing that has really stood out to me about this place is that the people don't quite grasp that they're living in such a beautiful place. Just feet from the shacks and squalor of this country is a tropical beach that looks like it should be on a postcard. Maybe the Haitians would appreciate their surroundings more if they experienced a West Texas dust storm.

The group spent most of their day at the New Vision Orphanage. I was busy interviewing various players in the organization and filming these precious children. The hard part will be organizing all this footage when I get back to Lubbock! There are just too many incredible stories here.

Sandi made sure to visit Sondra again today for the last time. She brought her mother some supplies and money to pay her rent, $50 dollars for six months. She also encouraged her mother to keep working so that Sondra can go to school. Here in Haiti there are no public schools, so if you don't have the money, you don't go. Sondra's mother told Sandi that her daughter had only gone to school for a week and then she had run out of money. Sandi made her a promise today, that if she found work, Sandi would send the money so this little girl could go to school.

One more day here in Haiti and tomorrow will be jam-packed for sure. They have two church services on the agenda for us, one in Haitian and one in English. There is sure to be lots of great music!

Stay tuned everyone. From Haiti, with love.

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