PVBC Day 5…

Hello fellow bloggers, this is Tyra in Haiti, sharing the love of Jesus with the people of Haiti. Today we did VBS (vacation bible school) with the “mountain kids” while the other kids were at school. We shared our “because of Jesus…” stories, and I as very nervous :/ But I think I did okay!

Last night we got our hair braided, (Haylee, Mikayla,Lindsey,Spencer,Marla,Tyra, and Aaron.) we look RAD!! Anyway VBS was a success, we taught & answered questions about Jesus. The kids were very open about questions 🙂

Then we went to relieve to orphanage workers and watched the babies for the afternoon. We just ate dinner, it was delicious! Mom and I just shared our devotions for the night and are now reading the posts from the blog. Love you and miss you much!

Love, Tyra 🙂


A couple of other interesting things happened today. Round two of Lindsey getting sick. Jody gave her medicine and she slept through the rest of the day. (About 9 1/2 hours) She is feeling better now, but could still use the prayers.

While we were at the orphanage, Caleb climbed a palm tree and knocked down a coconut so we could eat it. Then the translators got more coconuts down so we could drink out of them.

We brought a baby goat into the gate where the orphans were since they had never seen those type of animals before. One little girl had mixed emotions about it. She was excited, shocked, and scared.

We are still going strong, and enjoying all our time here. We are sad that we only have a couple of days left, but are thankful that we had the chance to come. (Don’t worry, we are still trying to find ways to stay…)

Tomorrow we are going back to Preskul and stopping in a village called Karenage. We’re going to play games and just love on them. Thanks for all the comments. We love listening to Jody read them out loud to us every night at dinner. Keep praying lots! We love and miss you all!


Lindsey and Mikayla


  1. Hi Tyra. This is McKayla. I like the picture of you holding the toddler in the red dress. I played with her a lot when we were there. We figured out her name was Solmon… not sure how to spell that. Anyways I hope you are having fun. I hop God uses you to show his love to the Haitians. PS I soooooooooooo wish I was there! BYE!!!!!!

  2. Hey team!! So proud of you guys. By the time you read this it will be sometime Wednesday and you will see the end of your time there in sight. Finish Empty!

  3. Hey Tyra, this is aunt Tina YOUR RIGHT your hair does look RAD!!!! So glad to see you all doing good. I can’t wait to hear more about your travels when you get home. Kiss that mom of yours from me. love you so much and so very proud of you. oxooxox P.S Torrie said to say hello she LOVES all the pics of the babies on here she hopes to beable to go there someday and also help. 🙂

  4. We love you Haylee! It looks like you are enjoying the kids and are sure they are glad to have you & the team around to pay attention to them. We’d like to see a picture of you showing your braids. We loved the shot of you giving the girl an airplane ride with your feet. Dad & Jenae say they want a turn when you get home! Filipa says she wants to pet the goat too and please don’t bring malaria home with you. We are anxious for you to come back home, but are grateful that you have the opportunity to be there. We are praying for all of you and your last few days.

    Nos te amamos muito 😀

    Eu te amo & Boa noite! Bonne nuit! Good night!

    Mom, Dad, Filipa & Jenae 🙂

    PS, tell Caleb we loved the picture of him as a coconut-seeking, ninja monkey!

  5. To all, we love the photos and your notes. You are serving well and making an impact for Christ! Caleb, nice job going after the coconuts–you dah Man!! Dad

    Love you, you little monkey. Mom


    We are so proud of our PVBC representations in Haiti. Thank you for the updates, we love to hear all of the awesome things you all are doing.

    Tevin and Todd, miss their girls very much. We love you all.

    Please know that we are thinking of you every hour of every day.

    Tyra you did great on your Mole Blog post LOVE YOU

    Tevin and Daddy

  7. Yikes, Lindsey! You weren’t suppose to get sick again! Praying it’s not near as bad as last time! Enjoy the time you all have left. Always praying.
    In Him,
    Gretchen Austin

  8. Students, God has reconciled you to himself through Christ and gave you the ministry of reconciliation; God was reconciling the people of Haiti to himself in Christ, not counting their sins against them. You are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. God made him who had no sin to be sin for the Haitians you are communicating with, so that in him you have become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:18-21) What is so freeing about this is you don’t have to second guess yourself. You share your faith and your walk the best way you know how, and the Holy Spirit does the rest. We don’t save them. God does. I know you know that. 🙂 If you sense that maybe you didn’t share something quite the way you wanted to, even then God will take your words and make them salt, and the person(s) you talk to will be saved, if God chooses to do that. It is a mystery. No pressure on you to say the “perfect words.” : ) Praying for you! Finish empty! Love you all.

  9. Hi everyone! I just love hearing everything that God is doing in and through y’all in Haiti. Y’all don’t know me (yes Jody, I just said y’all… TWICE ;)) but I am from Texas Tech and was just at the Mole last week! I just want to leave some encouragement for your team.

    One thing the Lord really taught me a lot about last week was obedience and results. There were many times when I heard the Lord prompting me to do something, so I did it and saw no immediate fruit. That was difficult and humbling but an incredible lesson to learn. Know that what you are doing in the Mole is having an eternal effect! Don’t be discouraged if you aren’t having huge Holy Spirit moments. He is moving and working! Continue to love on all those sweet Haitians!

    From myself and the entire team from The Wesley at Texas Tech, we love and miss everyone so much! We all wish we could have turned around and taken that 9 hour bus ride AGAIN just to get one last hug or smile!

    Jody – Tell Mikela, Malaya, Rosie and Gabe that we are missing them SO much and can’t WAIT until we get to love on them again! We miss those two sweet boys Asher and Levi, too!

    Love, Meredith

  10. Sissy – B, What’s the deal? I see that you are not feeling well….again! So sorry to hear, Mum and I are praying that you recover quickly. I guess my advice (lecture) on washing your hands, sunscreen, bug spray, drinking plenty of fluids, eating right, yada, yada, yada went in one ear and out the other 🙂 Hope you are feeling better very soon so that you can love on some kids. Mum said she could tell you weren’t feeling well a couple of days ago by looking at one of your pictures, you know how she is….concerned. Love and miss you lots, can’t wait to see you on Friday. Cheers! Papa D

  11. Been praying for everyone a bunch! Very happy there’s so many people serving the Lord!! Missing my best friend Miss. Lindsey like crazy, hope your feeling better! Love you tons!!!

  12. Hello gang. Enjoying the posts. Want picture of corn-rowed AA. Continue to pray for you guys off & on during the day. Praying for safety, courage, endurance, that you have fun and that you see God at work in a way that changes your hearts. Looking forward to hearing from AA, LIndsey, Mik & Caleb Sunday in BOR.

  13. Hey guys! Its Ryan, glad to here everything is going well except for Lindsey being sick hope she feels better! We’ve been praying for you guys knowing God is doing awesome things through all of you. B-Chap prayed over you guys in youth tonight, and I demand that Caleb writes a journal entry and that’s all I have to say about that! Stay safe and we’ll see you on Friday!!

  14. Love to see your hair in braids, Marsha!! Little, teeny, tuffs all over the head!! Keeping you and friends in our prayers. Eager to hear about the trip when home.

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