Last Friday, we got to take a staff Field trip up into the mountains to visit Haiti Baptist Mission and Fort Jacques! It was a beautiful day and so fun to spend the day exploring with the rest of the staff that has become our family here.
Fort Jacques was built between 1804-1806 following the independence of Haiti and is named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines. The views were breathtaking and you could see for miles out over Port-au-Prince. It was so neat to hear more about the History of Haiti and to learn more about Fort Jacques. The fort had some damage from the earthquake but was mostly still in tact! Forts have always been one of my favorite historical landmarks to visit in different places. I love the idea that these were places where people could retreat and be protected from the enemy. It’s such a sweet reminder that the Lord is our fortress and that He protects us from the enemy.
Mountains in Kenscoff
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”