Today was an eventful day of ministry for the women. We started the morning with some of us leading a Bible study about Eve with a group of local church ladies taking them deeper in the word and trying to answer some tough spiritual questions they had while others helped get the preschool set up for the orphans.
In the afternoon, a couple of ladies taught an embroidery class to help some of the local ladies learn a trade to earn money for their families and the rest of us took a boat ride over to a fishing village called Preskul where PV has been frequently. We led part 1 (being a Godly Woman) of a 3 part study (Godly Mom, Godly Wife still to come) by using the example of Abigail in I Sam. 25.
The ladies used puffy paint to decorate canvas bags which was a huge hit and the guys in the village actively expressed their jealousy about not getting to do a craft too! In between planned activities, we had moments to play with some local kids expressing the love of Jesus and a bit of time to paint some ladies’ fingernails speaking Jesus over them. Tomorrow should be more of the same, so please continue to lift us up as you think of us.
This afternoon, we had 10 ladies for embroidery class. They are so talented and creative. Most of the ladies just took off with very little instruction. They learned all five stitches and were working on a project. They are embroidering a tea-cup design to go with the message from the morning bible study. They will also work on a bookmark to sell at market. What a wonderful bunch of loving and caring ladies. They were laughing and sharing with all of us. I just grow to love them more everyday.
Hi Bean Group and friends, Vern has been building desks but more importantly great relationships with some wonderful Haitian men working alongside him. Babies are being loved on and they are teaching us unconditional love. I cannot tell u what it means to serve alongside my husband and Christ doing His work. Time is going very fast…so much to do yet. Appreciate your prayers.
Vernon and Betty
Sandra has gotten the preschool class ready! Tomorrow will be the first official day for the orphans in their new classroom!