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I do not like kids So why I decided that I had a calling to go to an orphanage in Haiti to build a school I still have not quite figured out Children have always been a minor annoyance to me with their constant chatter and energy Often I have thought that had children in our society been taught better manners perhaps they would not get me agitated so quickly I spent many sleepless nights wondering why I had decided to go to an orphanage I was sure that the children would be exactly like the ones here in the States only poor black and parentless As the day drew closer for us to leave for boot camp my apprehensions grew Two weeks before my team was scheduled to head off to Haiti for the summer we went to what was called The Lords Boot Camp The thought of it made my stomach somewhat queasy only because I knew I was not physically in shape and the thought of going through a military style boot camp before leaving on a mission trip just blew my mind The intensity of boot camp kept my mind off of the approaching trip overseas We were kept so busy learning how to build with bricks and mortar saw and piece together wood cook tie steel and work as a team that my edginess about heading to an orphanage for a month and a half soon wore off Graduation day from The Lords Boot Camp came quickly and it was then time for my team to head to Haiti Everyones nerves quickly became frazzled as we boarded the bus that would take us to Miami International Airport Actual flight time in the air was only about an hour and fifteen minutes which came as a surprise to us all It was a definite comfort to know that we were that close to US territory if something were
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