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Only in Haiti… (2)

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How you manage when you don't have a truck!

This is how you manage when you don’t have a truck!

In Haiti you can’t avoid getting up close and personal with animals…they are everywhere. I don’t have a picture of it, but once a carful of us were returning from a cave adventure and passing by the ocean we came upon two pigs sitting on the beach. A big one and a medium sized one — Mama and Papa — just having a grand time sitting side by side with their toes in the surf! Everyone who saw it just roared!

Everything creepy and crawly seems bigger here. The crickets don’t just chirp, they also fly! The wasps and beetles are super sized! One day we looked behind the couch cushions for something we lost and there was a rhinoceros beetle, just hanging out! And you already know about our spiders…or do you? We knew about tarantulas before we moved, but we didn’t realize that there are other huge spiders here too. We didn’t have the presence of mind to snap a photo at the time, but we can still remember the 6-inch diameter wolf spider that was hanging from the ceiling in the girl’s room (had to be that room!). Sarah Reinhard came to our rescue and with a broom chased it across the walls and out the front door!

Finally, a tarantula came to visit one day too…there it was hanging on the screen door…just waiting to be let in! From inside the house, with the end of a broom we popped it off the screen. When it landed it started heading back towards us again! And do you know how loudly five people can yell at the same time? When we get to Heaven we will be sure to ask God why He made these things!

We see a lot of baby tarantulas around the door and in the house. This must be the mother!

We see a lot of baby tarantulas around the door and in the house. This must be the mother!

These cute little guys are everywhere and we have become used to seeing them in the house. This one decided to warm his belly on the phone charger!

These cute little guys are everywhere and we have become used to seeing them in the house. This one decided to warm his belly on the phone charger!

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

7 thoughts on “Only in Haiti… (2)

  1. Um … I am absolutely terrified of spiders (especially fat hairy ones!). Guess it’s something you have to get over if you live in Haiti! Thank you for the card you sent us – was so surprised to get it! =)

  2. I think I will stick with the ever changing Ohio weather! I don’t do bugs well.

  3. Always a blessing to read about the details of God’s story on your lives there…even the seeming small and everyday realities! Continuing to lift you up in prayer. With love from a snow capped Ohio “spring” day, where no spiders would risk showing their faces…

  4. Mike, this made me think of the time a snake dropped from a branch into our canoe on the Current River. I’ll never forget that!
    You’re in our Prayers.

    • Chuck, I have never forgotten that either and how glad I was that you were as scared as me! OK, we have only seen small snakes here so far, but I think they come from big ones…I just don’t do the hikes and I should be OK?
      Thanks for the prayers and support as it means a lot.

  5. I sent a comment before but don’t know for sure if it went. I am enjoying your blog and reading about what’s happening in your lives.
    Keep up the report! I can do without the spiders, tho. Hope all is going well. Love, A. Dort

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