Crossroads Day 5…

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Day three of VBS was pretty good! The competition between the teams has gotten really intense. The kids learned about shoes of peace and played soccer; the later they were very familiar with. We played with them and they particularly enjoyed playing with my hair along with Katie’s. The children are blossoming and getting very comfortable with us and I hope they feel that they can talk to us even when it’s hard.

After VBS, we put together goodie bags to give to the children tomorrow. We walked through some of the hills and invited children to a movie we are showing tonight on the front steps of the mission. I hope we can touch their hearts with the affection we show tonight. On a personal note, I was so excited to see the pictures of my new baby brother! He is so precious and chubby(: I can’t wait to meet him and I’m so jealous of all of you that get to meet him! I love you so much Collin<3 Hey mama, I hope you’re doing well and that it was super easy for you. I love you ash, take care of Lex for me! Takes some more pictures Bud, love you lots. As big as the moon! -Kourtney

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It was another amazing day, ministry comes in so many forms and ways. I felt very used again today by the lord to help not just the children but people of all generations. We spent the morning doing sporting events with the kids from the village, and then I snuck back over to the orphanage again, to help get the kids and babies ready for lunch time, its such a great feeling getting surrounded by little ones who swarm you with hugs. It is also how amazing how just looking at the kids in VBS will light up their faces with a bright smile. One glance, one smile, one hug seems to completely put joy into them. We can teach all day long about the love of Christ but when we show them is where the real change happens. Emily & Katelyn I cant wait to be home and hug and kiss you both, thanks for being supportive and sharing your momma for a week ;-). Thanks also Jeremie for your support and taking care of our girls while I am gone. xoxo Em & Kate

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Joel, your comments make me cry every night I hear them. I love you so much, and don’t worry, I’ll be coming home! It’s true that I am loving spending time with these children and the people, but it can never replace the love I have for you and our children. I will see you on Sunday. I love you!

Stephanie, Ashley, Nick, Jonathan, Jaclyn and Madison, seeing the children here have increased my motherly love for you all immensely. I cannot wait to give each and every one of you a hug when I get back (Steph, your hug will have to wait until you come to visit – hint, hint :-) ).

Mom and Dad, just wanted you to know that your oldest daughter is being careful and I am so grateful for the life you gave me growing up. We might not have had everything we wanted, but we were never in need. Seeing these children needing hugs and love and food and water makes me praise God that I had such wonderful, hard-working parents.

I love you all!!!

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today was a crazy day at vbs, because we did soccer. the kids totally loved it. and i enjoyed watching ryan and the kids play, it was a lot of fun. im getting on the homesick side, but still enjoying and looking forward for each and everyday i have here. but still looking forward to come home :) thank you everyone for your prayers, they mean so much to me and the team! excited about another great day with these amazing kids. love you all! mom, dad and ty, i miss you guys so much and i love you all, i cant wait to tell you about some great stories, and some not so great stories; like the bus ride ;) haha. -Janessa.

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Bon Swa (hello). I can definitely see God stretching me here in Haiti. He has put me in some very, to me, uncomfortable situations, but I know he is just trying to grow my faith. I have so many amazing stories i cant share on here but can not wait to share when I get home. Have bonded a lot with more of the youth kids. I have seen a lot of growth already in each of them.

Please pray for Lauren G. she has not been feeling well (sinus stuff) Pray she can overcome her feeling sick and push through so she can fully experience everything God has in store for her here. I miss you so much Mark, Emily, and Justin!! Please have them blog to me mark! I want to hear what they have to say to their mommy. I miss you and cant wait to see you all soon.

Looking forward to the last day of VBS tomorrow and move on to doing some construction. So exhausted every day, but it helps with sleeping (it is so HOT!!) LOL looking forward to AC, I now have such a new perspective and appreciation on that and many, many other things.

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10 Comments on “Crossroads Day 5…

  1. Heather,
    I hope you are having a blessed time! I have been praying for you and your time in Haiti. I’m sure you have been blessing others but more importantly they are blessing you Im sure! I can’t wait to hear all about it! God is so amazing! I have LOVED seeing pics everyday! Love you!
    Tina

  2. To the World’s Best Mom and Wife,
    Waiting for these blogs every night is like hearing the icecream truck one block over and it stops at every house before coming down your street. Thank God when it finally shows up, it’s over-stocked with orange creamsickles!! You may cry every night listening to my comments, but I cry myself to sleep every night cause I have no one to put my arm around, and no hair to play with. I am looking forward to picking up our children from VBS on Friday, I just wanna hug them all, perhaps if I squeeze them hard enough I can feel a little piece of you….If you havent figured it out, I miss you! I understand why it was your life’s calling to be a missionary, you have made it so apparent in your daily blogs. :)

    If you aren’t crying yet, you got called for jury duty on July 23rd… :P
    I Love You Jennifer!!

  3. Thanks for all the blogs!! The pictures are awesome, cant wait to here all the stories. We are all praying for the team. You all are amazing and we are all so proud of everyone!! Jd, um I think you forgot to post……I love you Jedediah!!! We are counting the days here. Miss you a lot!!!

  4. Jennette, sorry I haven’t had the kids comment, but you post so late so they’re asleep and I forget to have them share in the AM. You’ll get plenty of chance to share with them when you get home. :) They do love the picture’s I’ve showed them though.

    I miss you more and more each day and can’t wait to hold you when you get home. Love you baby!!

  5. So proud of you all! Thank you for being willing to get beyond yourself and reach out to the people of Haiti. Looking forward to all of your stories!

  6. Great photos tonight! The one with Genesis all bloody is kind of gross but everyone is smiling so it’s all good! Looks like you had fun at VBS with the kids!Glad you got to play soccer too! I am sure Ryan and Janessa REALLY enjoyed that part! We watched Spain and Portugal play today went to PK’s and Portugal won. Church was good tonight but missing ALL of you! Glad to hear your voices too, even though the connection was not so good. I went to see baby Collin and Izzy today. So adorable! And a little fatty. He is a beautiful baby brother Kourtney. Your mom is doing great too. She didn’t even look like she just had a baby.Got to see Ashley holding him was so sweet. They have lots of pictures for you too .Janessa I know you are having some homesickness and I will be praying for you all the more now. God is your Heavenly father and Loves you so . He is the God of All comfort and I know He will wrap His arms around you and make His presence known to you.You know that Reading His word is the Best thing and the only thing I know to tell you. Please take the time to spend time in His word. We have alot of people praying for you all. Can’t wait to see tomorrows post. We love you Ryan and Janessa and miss you sooo much. Can’t wait to see you in a few days.

  7. Hello everyone! I agree with Sue as far as the bloody smile pic. At first I was grossed out, but then appreciated it. Ron thought it was great! Glad to hear that VBS is going well and the kids are having a good time. So glad to hear that they are getting love so needed. Lauren… Dad, Nathan and I are praying for you tonight. Hope that the Lord will strengthen you and help you overcome what has got you down. Please be careful with taking your migraine meds. Dad says “Hang in there Girly.” Go shine!

  8. Justin, “Hi, mommy, I miss you and love you!”
    Emily, “Hi.”

    That’s it, it was a bit tough to explain what, “I’ll type what you want to say to mommy.” means. They asked to put you on the speaker as if I was going to Skype. :)

    Praying for you baby. Longing for your touch. <3

  9. So love the pics of the”little ones” ministering to the “little ones”! Such a blessing! Will be praying for Lauren! I know just how she feels! Poor dear! You all are doing such a great job in Jesus’ name. Love you J.D. & Jennette!

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