I think I am pretty much settled in after being here in the Mole for 10 days now . The first 6 I had the joy and priviledge of serving with a group from Missouri – PVBC. I could not have asked for a better group to begin this new journey God has placed me on. God used them to encourage me as I was being stretched and tested out of my comfort zone. Coming alongside them helped me to jump right into the community – meeting the children, teens and families. Something I would not have been ablt to do so quickly by myself. Since the team has gone I have run into quite a few of the children as I walk the streets and the beach and the neighborhood I am living in. The Lord use this team in ways I’m still finding. A big thank you to PVBC for allowing God to use you in this way.
So with no team here what am I doing you might ask? I am doing what I love to do…Love on kids. The first morning I took out my frisbee and went out to play with the neighbor boys. We passed the frisbee and I tried talking with them and their family who was sitting out watching us. Then a few more kids showed up and by the time we called it finished I was playing with about 16 kids. They loved throwing the frisbee and we made a game out of it. A couple of days ago I introduced them to Ultimate Frisbee. I pulled Pierre into this one as I wasn’t sure if I could fully explain the game in my Kreyol/sign language duo. We had a great time explaining and the kids were excited too!! We played for a good 30 min. and then I aske them if they enjoyed playing. The cheers went out.
The next day I was sitting on the porch and the boys were calling up at me to play. I told them later that afternoon. We played for almost 2 hours. The funny thing is a few other kids asked if they wanted to play soccer and they said no. These kids ended up playing with us and having a great time. I may have just started a new craze…lol. Personally I think they enjoy it because it gives them something to do and they enjoy playing with me. I have to say I love it when they call up at me to play with them and then when I come out they give me hugs and vice versa. I see their eyes light up when I listen to them or when I share a teachable moment with them. These children are hungry for more than just food. I see in their eyes the hunger to be loved, the hunger for someone to listen to them, the hunger for a special touch. What a beautiful opening to share the love of Christ.
It is exciting and a joy to be able to serve the people here in the Mole and in the outlining area’s of the Northwest. To be a part of the birthing of this new campus. The need is here and just as I spoke of the children hungering for more than food…the teens…the women…the families etc. They all have a need. As I begin this journey I look forward to seeing how the Lord is going to move thru this community and I am ready to join Him in how He is going to accomplish His work. I am ready to see how He is going to use the groups that come and most of all to see hearts and lives changed for Jesus Christ.
As Jody says….”GAME ON!!!!”