Billy helped fixed the generator today! This was hard work and we will be forever grateful for this. It keeps the Cokes cold and the fans blowing. GOD BLESS YOU, Billy!
The rest of us took a bumpy truck ride to MaRouge to visit the market and pick up a few goats and a pig (who Gabby named Bart). The goats took a special liking to Andrew, but he handled it well 🙂 Don’t worry, we have video.
Right now, we are back in The Mole (after a quick swim for some of us) and some Hut to Hut evangelism for the rest of the crew. The dinner is fantastic (pasta salad, chicken, cornmeal cakes & slaw) and we will share in a devotion shortly. From here, we are heading to the middle of town to share in Movie Night with some of the kids.
I’m short on time right now, but it was another wonderful day where we are learning the Haitian culture while also realizing how ridiculously blessed we are. Here are just a few things we’ve come to appreciate in a very short period of time: 1.) Smooth roads…or…just roads, 2.) cold drinks, 3.) fans that are running, 4.) night air that doesn’t include the sounds of dogs barking, roosters crowing, birds fighting, or voodoo drums. Every day is a new adventure, and I think it’s safe to say we’re enjoying the ride.
Thank you for all the prayers!! We miss you and love you tons. AFRICA TEAM – Thank you again for the awesome cards. We look forward to each one.
A wonderful fourth day at The Mole. Today the team spent the day at at a little fishing village about an hour boat’s ride from The Mole. The more we spend with the people here, the more we fall in love with them everyday. The village was was one of those moments when you feel your heart soften even more. We pulled up to the village and were greeted very warmly by the children and the adults. The little village is comprised of about forty little grass huts sitting on dust and dirt. The sparse village is filled with women scaling fish into large silver bowls at the waters edgge, children in various stage of play,and men either working or chatting in groups. One man was weaving, what could be one of the finest handcrafted fishing nets that we had ever seen. One person made a comment about how well done it was, but what really hit home was what, Kervin, one of teenage interpreters said. It was simple but very profound,it is made well, because he depends on it to bring food and money to his home. As we progressed into the morning we handed out coloring books and crayons to the kids AND the adults. The expresssion on the adults face is what stuck out the most. Many of them had never colored before and to see them sitting there intently coloring the handouts with this concentrated look and capturing a part of their childhood they never had before was priceless.
Pierre our right and left hand here at The Mole has been such an amazing blessing to this group. He has jumped in and resolved cultural communication differences, translated for us, and even jumped in there and helped plant the trees we had brought to them as gift. The trees are part of SCC’s mission to help build sustainability in Haiti. The trees will be used in the future to be made into charcoal, a staple in the homes and cash in Haiti.
The busy day continued with the kids. The kids are simply special within themselves. They are faced with far more than we can ever imagine. They love to be loved. One of the things you lose in a hurry is your inhibitions to back off from the dirt and smell when a kid gently places their hand in yours. When one kid latches on you will have every finger wrapped with a little hand.
After we passed out Bibles and prayed with the homeowners, we served the them lunch. Even though they are starving, the adults insisted their children should go first, simply so that they would have a full belly. Our afternoon ended with many warm goodbyes and from all accounts from the interpreters, they were very happy we came. On a side note we were walking through The Mole later on the afternoon we ran into two of the children from the fishing village. We came to find out these two kids (who were probably around ten years old) had to travel two and a half hours to get water for their home.
Until the Whole World Knows
Savannah Christian Church Missions Team
Renee, Chris, Kristin, Nicole, Beckie, Dan, and Harrison