From Monday Morning Moms Group….
I feel so over whelmed! We visited with the orphanage mom’s and played with the orphan children most of the day. The kids are so starved for attention and affection. They ran to us and jumped into our arms as soon as we walked up to the porch! I feel so inadequate but at the same time have learned so much about how God can use me for good when I let him!!
To my family- Dan , Gabe, Grace, Faith, Hope& JoJo: thank you so much for the message- I love you! PS. It is hot here!
Wow! This is such an incredibly foreign experience for me, but at the same time it is very cool to see that in many ways these people and children are just like us. There is one little boy at the orphanage that was being “all boy” – pulling my braids (yes, I got my hair braided last night – ouch!), throwing his soccer ball at my rear end, and spitting in my direction with a huge ornery smile! I felt right at home!! Ha ha I hope that all is going well on the home front, I love you all so much – Wes, Treyman, Thrillin Dylan, Drewby Jones, and Jakie Shakie!! See you all soon!! Sarah
I’m learning at very rapid rate about what these special Haitian’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are and their strong appreciation for us attempting to meet them through our love and service! I always knew I was blessed in this life, but now see my blessings through different lenses. Stella- You are going to be very jealous when you see the pictures of the little dog named, Sophie that lives where I am staying. She is the cutest, spunky white dog and loves being picked up and loved on! Anderson-you would love running wild and playing ball with the orphans. Jeremy-I hope you’re surviving without me lol…I’m sure the Grandparents are assisting quite a bit! I miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon. Xoxo Lori
Spent the day at the orphanage today talking with the orphanage workers and playing with the orphans. Anyone who knows me, knows that this was the perfect place for me to be…..right with the kids who only want me to hug them and hold them and play with them. Emma, Noah, Eli, Jack and Thad—thank you so much for the messages…they made my day!! I love you and miss you terribly! Allison
From Northside Team…
overwhelmed in the best sense of the word. work is hard but rewarding. have had to make some adjustments to some panels on the fly but we have some great “carpenters” on our team. first house is fully roofed and 75% wrapped. roof on second house is nearly complete. four panels up on house four (house four needed the most re-working). locals brought out fresh coconuts today, opened them with machetes and we drank the juice and ate the meat – what a treat.
walked to the close beach after working today and it is beautiful. we really didn’t know what to expect from any of this but we are SO GLAD we are here. we could not have been fully prepared for this experience but it is one we will never ever forget and we’re so thankful we are able to share it together and with friends from on Northside family.
Friends and family back home who made it possible for us to come…THANK YOU a million times over. Kingdom work is truly being accomplished here and His Word is being proclaimed and prayed over so many of his children. for His fame, Anita & Barry Chenault
From Freedom Reigns….
Hello Freedom Reigns followers! This is Molly. Last nights revival was awesome! Jakob spoke on the obligation we have to Jesus. The altar call was for anyone who wanted an evangelistic anointing. MANY came up and we got to pray for them. Even though we have a language barrier, prayer was powerful. Maybe more for our team!
Today, we all started early with devotions at 7 a.m. and quickly headed to all of our projects. Brad and Jakob held a sports camp all morning and kicked off teaching about and playing basketball. SWEATY!
Us ladies held the first day of our women’s conference. Jill spoke about her revelation of Abba Father and wanted the ladies to understand that God pays attention to each one of us individually. SWEATY!
This afternoon half of us headed to the beach and some others held some sweet babies in the orphanage. So precious. and SWEATY!
God is moving here and we are excited for tonight’s revival service. For those of you that are praying for us, the call for tonight was for people who need healing or deliverance!! I want them to have a REAL experience with God that they can feel. They believe voodoo holds power, but we want them to KNOW that Jesus does. Also, pray for a breeze. Its SWEATY!! 🙂
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