Crave Light Haiti Trip – April 2012
We serve a powerful and loving God! We are safely in the Mole enjoying God’s amazingly beautiful creation. While this will be a short trip, we are excited to see what all God has in store for the trip.
Everything started the day “bright” and early at 4:30 A.M. All five lovely ladies arrived at Miami International Airport and made it swiftly through all of the security. We had plenty of time for a leisurely breakfast and lots of sitting. Our trip really started once the plane landed in Port-a-Prince.
We got off the plane and met our contact with all 15 bags full of 300 lights and 160 diapers for the Mole. God faithfully provided the lights through Carve Light and the women at Momentum Christian Church. Thanks MCC Ladies! He provided the diapers through several churches. Thanks ladies from First Christian Church Monroe, Crosspoint Christian Church, and Momentum Christian Church.
After our eventful tap-tap ride to the smaller airport, we prepared to board the smaller plane (a nine seater). Once we were all weighed. Yes, each woman stepped on a scale in the middle of a busy airport terminal. Then all the bags were weighed. I am sure the bags felt no embarrassment.
We enjoyed a beautiful peaceful ride to the Mole. After safely landing on the dirt airstrip, the mission staff met us and we took a rather bumpy tap-tap ride to the mission. We rested and enjoyed a nice lunch. Then we unpacked all of our goodies to prepare for what all we hope to do with the people here. Later on we went hut-to-hut to invite kids to join us for a movie in the evening. We ended up doing a lot more than invite the kids. We blew bubbles, painted nails, read books and loved on all the kids.
Before dinner we took a trip to the new orphanage. We gave the diapers and some very cute dresses to the workers and we gave the kids some little cars and crowns. We all snuggled and loved on the babies for as long as the kids allowed it. Some sat in our laps for hours and other ones danced, sang and played with their new toys. It was such a blessing to be loved on by the kids and to love on them. By the time we had to leave for dinner all their cute little faces were bright with smiles. After a filling dinner we started the movie and about 30 kids from mountain villages came to enjoy popcorn and the movie outside.
We feel so blessed by the way God provided for us so faithful. Every “trial” we faced in coming to Haiti, God already had worked out before we could even try to fix it. We know this is because of His unfailing love and mercy, along with the prayers people have been lifted up on our behalf. We are excited to see what God has in store for tomorrow!!!