Crossroads Day 7…

Bon swa (good afternoon for you Americans)! Today was a different day for us. We helped clear out a field that will be used for a soccer field and dug some trenches for the foundation of a school. It was hard work, but it felt really good to get my hands dirty. We stopped for lunch and then went to the beach to hang out with the VBS kids and roast marshmallows.

The ocean was so beautiful, I don’t think I will ever find that color of blue anywhere else. And watching the kids eat melting marshmallows was so funny!! It’s been a long day (and yes I am burnt; apparently, 100 SPF sunscreen re-applied several times does not do any good against the Haitian sun). But we have done so much for future generations. I praise God for this place and the chance to help these beautiful children.

We all look so forward to your comments every night. We sit around and listen to them prior to dinner. Thank you all for your love and prayers.

Joel, I love you very much. Very much looking forward to being home and in your arms. For now, good night, and sweet dreams.

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Hello everyone, its Jennette. Today was a very good day full of hard work, sweat, and LOTS of sun! It was so nice to dig the trenches for the future school and clear out the field for a future soccer field. Going to the beach today with the kids was a lot of fun, but crazy! All the kids wanted to do was hang all over me! Haha, I had about 5 or 6 kids hanging on my front, sides, and back! I have to say I am VERY sore! Mark, I will need a major massage when I get home! Truly missing your touch and can not wait to see you and give you a big kiss! by the way mark the food is fantastic. BE JEALOUS.

Emily and Justin, I love you so much and have so many pictures to show you when I get home! Can you believe that when I get home, grandma and grandpa will be here! Miss you so much, hugs and kisses from mommy! Missing you so much.

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hey everyone! today was great. πŸ™‚ worked, then went to the beach with the kids from vbs. then played some volleyball with a few of the translators, ryan, jedi, matt and jennette. it was super fun. held hands with a little boy and girl on my way back to the mission, then said goodbye. all of todays meals were totally my favorite. we have pictures of some of them so we will be sure to show you all. mom, i miss you and i cant wait to see you sunday, love you! dad, im looking forward to seeing you! love you. ty, hope you have fun spending time with hannah, give katie a big hug for me! mark, i promise your phone will be filled with my crazy weird texts. mwahaha. kbye. -Janessa. ps:Jedi is JD’s nickname i gave him, just so you know it’s not some random guy. hahah.

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I have achieved a sun burn today. We were outside digging a foundation for the school at the mission. Man do we have it good with all our heavy equipment. We then did a beach evening with the VBS children. They had a blast. Can’t believe that tomorrow is our last day here and then back on the bus for the roller coaster ride in the dark. Will be praying for everyone to keep their stomachs this time. Thanks again Crossroads for this incredible opportunity. Jamie, thanks for all the posts daily. I love you so much. Ethan i will be seeing you soon and i can’t wait for your strong hugs.

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Today was very productive we are digging the foundation for the christian school for the poor kids, and clearing a soccer field, from rocks and weeds and small trees and brush. We went swimming with the kids they were so excited and full of energy. I feel like Tony Bennett, I left my heart in Mole St. Nicholas.I have become extremely attached to several children. Jesus is King of Kings and has changed the lives of these impoverished beautiful, little angelic face kids. Thank you for your prayers we need them. Philemon

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Grandpa Howarda & Mima, Grandpa Sans & Grandma Roberta:

I got a 2-dollar bill. It was a Haitian dollar. I love you so much!!!! I hope you’re having fun in Florida. I can’t wait to tell you all the stories and show you all the pictures we have. I can’t wait to see you again!!!!! –Genesis

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Had a great day, but I’m ready to meet baby collin. Love you guys at home! see you soon. I love you as big as the moon, kourtney

7 comments

  1. Looks like you will all sleep well tonight. Praying you are not too sore tomorrow from working. So glad to see you all got to enjoy beach time with some kids.We all can’t wait to see you all! We will be praying for your travels from the Mole to the airport. Janessa and Ryan I gave you that motion sickness stuff too, take it if you need to! I can’t wait to see the pictures you two have taken. We miss you both soooo much . See you in Miami. We love you( big much) hehe Blessings and Prayers for you all Crossroads team.

  2. Jennette, I am a bit envious of the beach and work day, I would have loved to have been a part of it. I can’t say that I’d enjoy the food, but that’s just the picky side of me talking. πŸ™‚ As for that massage, you can guarantee that you will get what you need. I will be sure to listen well as you share about your adventures and time growing closer to Christ. I would have loved to have shared this entire experience with you. Who knows what God has in store for our future, we may get the to travel together to some amazing place where God moves mountains in our hearts.

    I love you more than you could ever imagine. See you soon, baby. Love you.

    ps. The kids have been incredible for me, so we can praise God for that. They miss you and love that you sing to them each night. πŸ™‚

    More love. xoxoxo

    -Mark

  3. The kids are home, we had pizza for dinner and Madison said she wanted to save you some….her concept of time is a little off. Anyways, I am tired. Can’t wait to see you Sunday, make sure you call when you get to Miami. Oh, and we can’t give what we promised to “you know who” cause it never showed up, nothing at all from anywhere…not surprised. I Love You Jennifer!!

  4. Every picture and every story has been simply priceless. Praying for safety as you take the bus (should have the U-Haul motto printed on the side, “An Adventure in Traveling”) and as you fly back home. Mom and I cannot wait to hear in person your stories and catch your excitement in Christ. Love you.

  5. Kourtney , you look so happy ! I cant wait for you to come home and tell us all about it and the pictures. Baby Collin is doing great, please pray for me and that nursing him gets better..lol the boy can EAT!! I LOVE YOU, Daddy, Bubby Ashley and baby Collin send hugs! Love you as big as the moon baby!

  6. Jd, wow what an incredible journey you have been on! I can’t waiting to here all your amazing heart felt stories apon your return. I am so excited to wrap my arms around you and give you the biggest hug and kisses. That water looks amazing so happy you all got to cool off for a bit. I pray that all your sun burns heal quickly. Jedediah your son has been amazing we are so blessed in so many ways. I pray for save travels for all. Love you my love.

  7. Hey everyone! The beach looks so refreshing after the pics of your hard work. We hope that tonight the Lord refreshes your spirits and gives you strength to finish out your trip strong. Glad to see that you are helping with the growth and future plans of the mission. We hope that this trip has made a “foundation” for your futures too. Stay focused and know that each one of you are part of God’s plan and making a difference in so many ways. So glad you followed the call and opened your hearts to our brothers and sisters in Christ. The smiling faces say so much.
    Lauren G, your father and I want to let you know how proud we are of you and can’t wait to hear and see how this trip has touched your heart. Miss you a lot and Jake has lots of kisses waiting for you when you walk in the door. Hope you aren’t too sunburnt for a big FAMILY HUG! See you Sunday!!!!! – Mom… & Dad helped me write this one too.

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