Youth group in Haiti has always consisted of a lot of praying, Bible studying, singing and guitar playing, teasing friends, and lots of soccer.
And now, bursting on the scene, a new youth obsession: BASEBALL!!
When Marc's brother, Eric, came to Haiti for a 5 month stint starting in December, he brought his baseball gloves with him, so I brought mine too. For the first day, it was just me and him, but to my surprise, the kids began clamoring to play too. And to my even greater surprise, they were really good! A little erratic and a little prone to overthrow, but for 16, 17 and 20 year olds, they have picked it up very quickly. Of course, I haven't trusted them with a bat; all we do is play catch all over the field, but with a few more months of practice and a few more gloves, we might be able to build a proper team.
Baseball. You don't really how much you miss it until it suddenly returns to your life!