From the Harris Group:
Greetings from the Mole!
After 5 plane rides, an exciting bus ride and a lot of waiting, we arrived at the NWHCM Saturday evening just in time for dinner. Our first bathing experience in Haiti involved a bucket and a cup, but we are happy to be writing to you now after finally getting clean in a shower with running water.
This morning at church, most of the team attended the adult service, but Kelsey and Us (Lindsey and Sarah) sat in on the children’s church. The kiddos started with the creole versions of some Sunday School favorites like Jesus Loves The Little Children and Father Abraham. They had a lesson on creation and colored pictures of some of the animals God put on the earth with us!
We excitedly greeted some familiar faces and played with the orphans until big church was done. Afterward, we had lunch and a quick team meeting before heading to the beach to enjoy our free afternoon!
The ocean was beautiful and incredibly refreshing after a morning spent in the heat. It was the perfect way to relax after a couple of days of travel and in preparation for a week of doing God’s work! It’s so good to be back with the staff here at NWHCM and the Haitian people are as loving and welcoming as we remember.
Tomorrow, Kelsey will lead the first bible study of the week for some of the women who already attend the church regularly. In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to love on the orphans some more!!
We are so excited to see how God continues to use us as the week unfolds. We would appreciate your prayers for continued heath, strength and flexibility.
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Love and Miss You Lots!!
Lindsey and Sarah
From the Wolfforth Team:
Bonswa, Teagen here
So far our trip has been full of new life experiences for all of us.
Yesterday we took a 14 seater plane which landed on gravel instead of a landing strip. After landing we spent a few hours in an outdoor airport. We then took a 3 hour shaky and very bumpy bus ride to get to the mission. When we arrived there was no running water at the mission so the girls got to experience our first bucket bath. Luckily the water was back on this morning just in for our luggage to arrve.
We attended church this morning(entirely in Creole by the way). Although we didn’t understand, the spirit was very much there. We were introduced to the congregation via translator and they were very welcoming.
After church we got to experience our very first real Haitian meal for most of us. Lets just say some of you mom’s better learn how to cook like Haitians. After lunch we got to relax and go to the beach. Within the first 2 minutes of being at the beach, Maddux had a sea urchin on his foot. Our interpreters spent about 45 minutes taking it out of his foot. The boys also learned a bunch of new tricks and flips from our interpreters and the Haitians at the beach.
After a long day at the beach we came back to the mission for a delicious meal outside on our patio and a great talk from Jody. Tomorrow we are doing soccer camp with the kids so stay tuned for news about that. We love and miss you.
Your wonderful children!
*Note for solly: hannah is alive and she loves ya
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