This is Rachel from Parkside. Today can probably be described in two words. Enlightening and refreshing. The devotional was enlightening. Jody told us about the Haitians belief in voodoo, and how important it is for people who come here not just to be the hands and feet of Jesus, but the face of Jesus. Our attitude is everything here. The beach was refreshing, even though it was packed with people. It was a nice break from the sweat and heat. Playing with the children was enlightening. It was a fun challenge to play with them and communicate without knowing the language. The showers were REFRESHING! They were cold, and clean and well needed after a long day of work and play. Overall, today was relaxing. The Savannah and Cincinnati group mingled and a few friends were made. There is a movie showing in the square tonight: Finding Nemo. Should be a blast! Our creole leaves a lot to be desired, and that is becoming more and more evident by the minute.
Blessings from Haiti!
Hey guys, this is Alyssa from Savannah. This trip continues to exceed my expectations as every hour goes by. With this being my first mission trip, I had a vague idea of what trials I would encounter and the people I would come into contact with. Both today and yesterday, the Haitian children of The Mole have shocked me with their innocence and desire for friendship. There was not a single child that went by me today who didn’t instantly smile and wave the moment I greeted them. Their craving for attention and human contact is amazing, and the feeling I get when I show them the love they deserve is one of the most satisfying sensations I have ever experienced. All they want is for someone to hold their hand as they walk down the street, and they will instantly become your best friend if you give in to their desires. This day in Haiti has been, as Rachel said, enlightening. I was enlightened by the joy that God’s love will bring to the Haitian children of The Mole. I was enlightened by their culture and the way they get by with so little. Lastly, I was enlightened by the way God is working in me during this mission.