Good evening from the Mole,
What a wonderful day. As always in Haiti, plans for the wedding changed many times before the brides walked down the aisle. The original plan was to have the weddings on Thursday (tomorrow), but that was moved to Tuesday. Then, the time for the wedding was supposed to be 3:00 and on Monday night, it was changed to 8:00 or 9:00 am. So, we were in a bit of a rush to get the brides fitted on Monday afternoon. We had 19 brides and only 21 gowns. Every bride had a gown that fit perfectly, until the very last girl. We had 2 small size dresses and this girl was not small. Wondering what to do, I quickly opened the seams on the side, and Emily Pyle was able to put her college degree of fashion merchandise to work. She cut off the sleeves, put on a strap, and by the grace of God, we had a beautiful gown. She was SO thankful with what was given to her. Just when you think that things can’t and wont work out, God shows up in a big way.
I want to share a little bit about the marriage seminar Joe and I held on Monday morning. First, I want to say that the fact that Joe and I even held a seminar is almost laughable…except that we do know that God uses broken people to do His work. The first question we asked was a very simple one, “Why do you want to get married?” We had seperated the men and the women, and both groups gave the same answer, they want to be out of living in sin. Wow, I was blown away. All because of their lack of money and they cannot afford to get married, they feel shame. God knows their hearts and we have a gracious and merciful God, and their sin is forgiven. Today, the first day of their marriage, they are free from the guilt! Mesi Jesi!
Tomorrow, we are off to Ka Pa Fu. Can’t wait to see what the day holds!