Crave Light Mission Team- April 2012
What a beautiful and breezy day in the Mole. We started the day with children who cannot afford to pay for school. We sang, did a puppet show, and painted rocks with the kids. It was a blessing to see how a simple craft could be so meaningful and enjoyed by so many. After we passed out the wet wipes for all the painty hands, all the kids gathered around Kim as she sang and shared the story of the Resurrection with the kids. They loved screaming YAY about Jesus’ Resurrection.
We went from the village to the orphanage to do crafts with the kids and love on them. We made lovely cross necklaces for the kids and then got out the fingernail polish. It was a blast to see the kids so excited over the fingernail polish. They surprised us and all started painting their own nails and then their toes and then our nails. Although the paint might not have been the most professional looking, it was the most loving manicure any of us have ever received.
After lunch we walked around and invited the village kids to come make kites at the mission. We had 25 excited kids show up and we sang and talked about Jesus. After we tried our best to describe the kite making process, we were blessed to find out that the kids were experienced kite makers. Some little ones colored Bible coloring pages about the feeding if the 5,000 while the older ones made the best kites ever. All of the kites flew beautifully.
After a short break we walked the streets with a sign inviting people to watch a movie on the soccer fields at dusk. Lots of kids came to the movie and we started off with a few worship songs, both English and Creole. What a blessing to love on and be loved on by the people of Haiti today.
In Jesus’ words “…my teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do Gods will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is man of truth; there is nothing false about him.” John 16-18
I talked to one of our translators today and he was telling me how an educated Haitian man told him he chooses to practice voodoo because he can see the workings_the spirits with in men and the “workings” of the devil. The translator said to the man: but Jesus is all about faith! And I said to the translator, once you have that faith he opens our eyes and shows us Gods workings. The translators eyes lit up and he said YES!
It was a cool moment and it just reaffirms that if we choose to do Gods will we will see Jesus’ teachings are true! I talked about this verse this morning before we left, it was the last verse I read the day before when we handed out the lights. I underlined it and did not know what I had learned from reading it at the time. After handing out the lights I knew. God walked with me and allowed me to speak his words, allowed me to pray for a very sick woman. We are working for the honor of God and I am so thankful! –a team member
This morning at 6am (April 20th) the team circled up in prayer. We wanted the Haitian staff to personally minister and deliver the rest of the lights. What a wonderful surprise this will be for over 200 homes this morning!
We will post pictures and stories of this adventure soon.
We tried posting pictures of this team all night and just couldn’t get them to upload. Sorry there aren’t more pictures below.