KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 6 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

KCBD SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT: From Lubbock to Haiti, Day 6

MONTROUIS, HAITI -

Our last day in Haiti was an incredible one. This week has certainly flown by and I know when we leave early tomorrow morning, part of my heart will be left behind.

We started off the day with a church service. Luckily, this one was in English, so we weren't too lost. Michelet is one of the kids here that I've fallen in love with. He has the most infectious laugh and a smile that can melt the hardest of hearts. This morning, he pulled his little wheelchair up next to my pew and grabbed my hand. As I sat there, singing along next to this sweet face, it took everything in me not to cry my eyes out. The church was sweltering, but I didn't even notice.

Of course, we had to say goodbye to the kids today and that was a moment I've been dreading. This is my first trip here, but the women I'm with have very strong connections with these children. The kids remember them and wait for their return. Now I'm starting to experience these bonds myself, and I will never forget these people.

After the farewells, we needed a bit of a pick me up for sure. One of the translators from the orphanage directs an acapella choir and they were performing tonight. I can't even begin to tell you how incredible they were. Their harmonies were tight and they were very interactive with the crowd. Their music blew me away! We need to get these guys to Lubbock!

To wrap things up, I just want to say thank you for taking this journey with me. My work, however, has only just begun. I have quite the task ahead of me when I get back, putting these stories together. Stay tuned, I can't wait for you to experience this great place and these great people for yourself in just a few weeks.

From Haiti, with love.

Copyright 2013 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:11 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:28:27 GMT

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

  • Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-09-21 08:15:50 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:27:27 GMT

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

    Though the full scope of the investigation is not clear, the information requests make evident at least some of the areas that Mueller and his team of prosecutors intend to look into and also reveal a strong interest in certain of Trump's actions as president.

  • Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:55 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:55:20 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:26:52 GMT

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

    Hurricane Maria ties for the eighth strongest storm in Atlantic history, when measured by wind speed. 

Powered by Frankly