Friday, May 21, 2010

Dear Kerdjerns

Today I went to Kenscoff, Haiti  the hometown of my little brother. I was there to help distribute 120 bags of aid supplies to the people who live in the area…

This is where you were born…

Kenscoff, Haiti is a town of about 4,000 people located in the mountains above Port Au Prince. It is a 35 minute drive from the  Thomassin area, where I live.


The road to Kenscoff is winding and bumpy, dotted with small shacks and vendors.


The city center is always busting with activity. Here you can buy pate, plantains, sweet potatoes, fried pork and a lot of other kinds of my favorite foods.


The buildings are all painted in bright colors, many of them have bible verses or other encouraging phrases written on them.


Although you wouldn’t imagine it, thinking about an island in the Caribbean, Kenscoff can get very cold at times.


Before the earthquake most of the people lived in cement houses or buildings made of a mixture of stone and wood.


During the earthquake a lot of people lost their homes. They now sleeping in tents outside.


The people of Kenscoff lost a lot during the earthquake but they have not lost their spirit.


Their eyes still sparkle.


Kenscoff was your first home. It is bright, colorful and full of life. It is one on the most beautiful places I have ever been and I can’t wait for you to grow up and see it for yourself.


1 comment:

bobnmel said...

what a gorgeous picture of little Nugget, he is such a sweet boy! I can almost smell the food and just by looking at your pics I am transported back to Haiti! I wish I was there with you, but instead I am here, in Canada, and it is chilly today so I pray the beloved Haitians will be warm in the love of Jesus. Give the babies a hug from me
love Melanie