Wow. What a perfect end to a perfect week. Just for the record Katie Mae & Mer are still enjoying the beach- so you’re stuck with Tammie & Gabby blogging (good luck with this whole thing) 😉
First since Katie shared an embarassing story about Kim, here’s one on Katie. While delivering the goats & Bartina to the families in the village a little baby was in her own little world playing when all of a sudden this huge animated blanc face says HEY BABY!! The terror on this childs face was something on America’s Funniest Home Videos. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in my life.
Anywho- this morning started out with Meredith & Gabby getting their hair braided. After this they made plenty of local boyfriends. We went to the top of the hill & did hut to hut. It wouldn’t be Kim though if she didn’t rip her skirt on the way up the hill. Kim, Meredith, Gabby & Billy got to pray again for this little boy who is crippled, while the rest of us enjoyed playing bubbles, painting nails & playing ball with the kiddos.
Afterwards we did a sports camp (which I think the locals won). Our guys were pretty amazing though. Its hard to say what the most amazing part of this trip has been…the church service today was definetly something to write home about though. The Savannah team delivered the message on the Parable of The Lost Son. The service was the coolest thing ever. There were prayers being sent up in Creole & English- Singing & worship with hands held high & voices crying out praises to Jesus. I know Danny had a moment when this little girl, who wouldn’t have anything to do with him at first, grabbed his hand during prayer & looked up at him and smiled. (I’ll wait while you grab the tissue) The preacher got up & thanked us for sharing life with them. I some how feel we are the ones who have been more blessed.
We ended the night with a relaxing bonfire on the beach with..wait for it… PIZZA & HOT DOGS. Beyond awesome. The only thing that could be better if Steven was there. 😦 We miss him so much!
Jodi & Jose are amazing. They have been so gracious & real throughout this entire trip.
Thank you all for the encouraging words, prayers, cards & mush 🙂 Please continue to pray for safe travel. We love you all & can’t wait to see your faces.
P.S. Gabby wanted me to let all of you know the donkeys names are Seth & Danielle
(Danielle is a girl & therefore couldn’t have the name David…it would give her a complex)
I can not believe its our last night. What an amazing trip! Today we went hut to hut as the hands and feet of Jesus. We went into the homes of these two sisters. One of them began to talk and talk in Creole. Pierre our awesome translator told us that she had a bad dream the night before about a witch doctor coming to her and she kept stomping and stomping satan into the ground. When we showed up she said she felt we were coming to share Jesus to comfort her. She is strong in her faith and I am so humbled that God used our Savannah Christian Team to be there for her and her sister and family. She is crippled so she can’t always go to church. Now we all can pray for them.
Our team did a Praise and Worship Service and Harrison preached an amazing sermon and we sang Amazing Grace and We are here to Worship. The blend of Creole and English is what I think Heaven may sound like. Our single moms showed up for the Praise and Worship too. God is amazing and I am honored to be apart of such a remarkable team with such a servant’s heart. We come home tomorrow. Can’t wait to tell you all about it.
Love to all,