Texas Tech in Marouge…

Bonswa!

Where do I start? First an introduction is in order. I’m Kat Marcum, and I am part of the Wesley Foundation, like the previous bloggers.  It’s day 3 here in the Mole, and we are currently waiting for dinner.

I guess I’m supposed to tell you about our day so I’ll begin with after breakfast when we set off for Marouge (the market town), to lead VBS for the children. We loaded the truck at 9:00 a.m. and set off on the bumpy (understatement) road. Our ride in the “tap tap” was once again entertaining to say the least. I’m honestly starting to really enjoy that big truck. Ha. After an hour and 15 minute drive we arrived at Marouge to find out that school did not get out until 1:00 p.m. We were presented with the option to either immediately return to the Mole or to fill the 3 hours remaining until school ended. We collectively decided to remain in Marouge to lead VBS.

This meant we had 3 hours to kill. One thing led to another (who made the decisions is beyond me!) but we began walking around the town, hut to hut.  Little did we know the Spirit would lead us to several homes allowing us the opportunity to circle around each individual and pray for their specified requests. It was a beautiful experience to rely on the Lord to use us in his own way.

Around 12:30 p.m., we decided to tour the market. When we got there I was shocked! I have never seen such a market place! There were thousands of people  selling produce, beans, corn, clothes, shoes, goats, chickens, sunglasses, radios, sundried fish, ect. It was overwhelming because it was literally packed! I’m so glad we got to really experience Haiti.

We went back to the pastor’s house where there were about 50 plus kids playing outside the gates. We decided to start VBS and began to play with the kiddos. We told and acted out the story of David and Goliath then made bracelets, played with bubbles, passed out stickers, and played Frisbee. When the driver returned from the market, at 2:00 p.m., we packed up and headed back to the Mole.

This time our ride home was a little more out of the ordinary. We were “lucky” enough to have the “opportunity” to share the “tap tap” with 9 goats and 20 chickens!

We got back to the Mole around 3:00 p.m., ate a quick lunch, and then headed to the youth conference. The message tonight was about conflict resolution. The youth really responded to the message because apparently grudges are a pretty big deal here. We broke into smaller groups and talked to the girls about issues they have encountered and conflicts they have had with friends and how they have dealt with them. We talked to them about the forgiveness we have all received because of Christ’s sacrifice for us. We ended our group talk with prayer and a great dance party to wrap it up for the evening.

We just finished dinner and are enjoying some down time before we have our meeting with our small group.

Keep praying for our team, we are having such a blast and the Lord is constantly revealing himself to us in new ways everyday!

Peace and Blessings

Kat

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