Forewarning! These pictures will not look like a mission trip. In truth, the actual work will be taking place this week. I was able to go early to help set up and get a feel for the trip to help with recruiting for next year. I will be participating full next time.
[In order to maintain some privacy for the people who welcomed us, I did not include pictures of the school or the church.]
A few highlights...
|Six of us left early from Florida to fly to Marsh Harbour to get everything ready.|
|Look! We flew over my house! It's in the horseshoe looking thing.|
|We stopped to get some supplies and I got some Bahamian change. 1:1 exchange rate, if you're curious.|
|After unloading at the church where we stay, we headed directly for the beach to take a look. My beach pales in comparison to this one - soft white sand, clear water. Perfection.|
|Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early and went for a long walk. Some people were fishing.|
Watching them, I was a little jealous...
|Until it was our turn to go fishing!|
|First catch of the day! A very scary Barracuda.|
|I pondered the income inequality of the world while daydreaming about owning this boat.|
|The haul - Yellowtail snapper.|
|Most of the fishing crew.|
|A boat named after me! It may not be the Mia Elise (go back a couple of pictures), but I'll take it!|
|Fishing makes a girl very tired.|
This morning, we woke up and watched the sunrise, but I forget my camera :( Then we did a little exploring before mass. It was a beautiful church up on a hill and we were able to see seven adorable kids receive their First Holy Communion. It was so special. After a quick dip in the ocean, I was on my way back home. This time it was only Alvin, the pilot, Bridget, the friend, and I on the plane. Soooo he let us take turns in the cockpit! I got to "land" the plane.