Hello PV families. Today was a good day Alan and his crew completed another bunk bed unit and welded them together. Cliff kept the whole project together while also installing all of the electrical boxes and conduit ran to get electricity into one building. My crew was able to finish 2 of the 3 drawer units that will go under the bunk beds, and a good start on a 6 shelf wardrobe. To my wife Andrea & Paige & Tarin I love and miss you all. God bless you from all the PV Boys.
Hello PV families part 2: We did our first VBS/Sports Camp this afternoon and it was awesome! We think we had about 150 kids but it was hard to keep count because they just kept showing up! We had 3 sports stations: volleyball, kickball, and jump rope and we cycled the kids through them. I’m not sure any new skills were really learned but we had a lot of fun playing and more importantly – they had fun! After that, Kim taught a lesson about the fruits of the spirit and the kids were very attentive. We wrapped up the afternoon by handing out a package of crackers to every kid. I have to say it was basically controlled chaos but that wasn’t too surprising! Thanks to all of you who donated volleyballs, crackers, etc! God bless you from Gayla and the rest of the PV Girls!
The Cincinnati team spent the morning gardening! This afternoon they went to Mare Rouge to pick up 18 goats! Many got loose on the ride back! It’s always an adventure traveling with animals! 🙂
They will start giving the animals away tomorrow!
Today was another exciting day we continued our work on the boat. Wes, Jacob and David had a great turn out for the clinic. Kelly did more hut to hut evangelism and she also worked with another church group with a sports clinic.
An exert from our devotions that wraps up what the Boat Builders pray for their hearts to be. If anything, we have been humbled beyond measure. “By walking with and working with (not on or for) our brothers, we affirm them and their inherent worth. In time, as relationships build, we can share skills and ideas, but it may be of even greater value to be learners of the culture, life and skills that have made survival possible for them up to this point.” The boat is not where we imagined it would be and our American tools are definitely not working with the usefulness and speed that we envisioned but the relationship that is slowly building between us and the master boat builder is a gift. Why do we continue to think that our plans are greater than our God’s. How amazing is He!
Jerry – I want to let you know that this trip has changed my life and I cant wait to tell you all the good experiences i have had love you man. – Austin
Addie and Ryland, I hope you are enjoying the pictures of the Haitian kids and families. I played soccer with a lot of the kids today and thought of you guys and wished you were here. Heidi, it does look like the clock was wrong but 12:00 am is still pretty late. Love you guys!
Kelly, I miss and love you all. I thank you for letting me do this.
Kelli, It is 5 years different. Love all of you guys.
Elodie, Abs and Micah I miss you greatly but we’re having an amazing time. I wish you were here. Mom thanks for being there and helping. Love to you mom and dad. Elodie, I pray for you to sleep well, Micah congrats on the new accomplishment and Abigail I love you too. I love you all so much!
Lindsey if you are checking the blog, PLEASE let David know that his medicine is making such a difference here. I have lots of pics of the clinic to send later. Thank him for me and please know that we are thankful for your prayers. We love you and will see you soon. Ryan
Thank you Nanee and paw paw for your comments and we are doing great. Lots of pics and stories to share. Ryan
Thank you Isight for your prayers, it is awesome to hear our small church leaving so many comments. WE FEEL VERY LOVED. Ryan