Hello from the Mole!
This is David and it’s my turn to blog about our day at the Mole. I chose this day to blog so I can wish my beautiful lovely wife a Happy 9th Anniversary on June 5th!! So Samantha, I miss you very much this week and on our special day I am remembering how much you mean to me and what a great wife and mother you are. I love you!
Today the ladies hosted 2 bible studies during the day and all the ladies that received donkeys through Pleasant Valley were in attendance. A total of 21 ladies studied what it means to be a child of God and how to raise children of God. All of these single mothers have an average of 6-8 kids. The women shared with us how God has changed their lives and we were able to pray for them.
In the morning, the men put on their painting clothes for a service project to paint the new school classrooms at the orphanage. Since the classrooms are currently serving as our sleeping quarters, we were able to paint our own rooms!
After a lunch of black beans and rice, the men hosted a bible study -we spent the afternoon in scriptures showing our reassurance that we are now children of God adopted into his family forever through Jesus. Mesi Jezi!!
We also shared verses to lean on God when we in need of encouragement and also
of God’s promises which are trustworthy. One man in the group has a daughter who
had the exact same surgery as my son on his foot. We were able to share that experience and pray to God for our children for healing.
Tomorrow we will be visiting the fishing village of Preskul and providing lunch for the whole village! We look forward to our time with those people! Please continue to pray and leave comments!
Au revior (for now)!
This is Maddux and Bullett. We had a rad day here in the good ole Mole. We started off our day at 6am because the neighborhood goat, Johnson, started making lots of loud goat noises. He was really making a ruckus. Anyways, after that escapade we all went to a scrumdilliumptious breakfast.
Right after breakfast, the whole team got on two little fishing boats to go to the small fishing village of Ka Pa Fu. We rode the boats for about an hour to get to the village. The ocean water was the clearest we’d ever seen. Beautiful. As we pulled up to Ka Pa Fu, the villagers’ greeted us with an abundance of joy. These people live on less than a quarter a day, and are extremely isolated. They live in grass huts, and are currently out of fresh water in their cistern. They rarely get visitors, so we definitely made their week by going and hanging out with them.
As we entered the village, all of the villagers gathered in the middle of the village and allowed us to introduce ourselves. After that, all of them introduced themselves to us, and expressed how happy they were to see us. We then put on a bible study, which included a David and Goliath skit (done by Larry and Kade), sang songs (in English and Creole), and prayer. They really seemed to genuinely enjoy it.
After our bible study, we split into men (gacone) and women (tifi) groups. We brought dominos to play with the men. The women did crafts of something. It was so cool to play dominos with the men. They enjoyed having us, and their smiles were so joyful as we played. Then we prayed over the men, and gave them the gift of DOMINOS. After that, we prayed over the entire village once again. Then we said our goodbyes, and left with our eyes opened to something new, and a sense of joy in our hearts. It was a very powerful experience, and we were all very sad to have to leave.
QUICK SHOUT OUT BREAK TO JUSTIN STICE AND MERIDITH MOOREMON FROM ALL OF US. Also, quick shout out to AnnaBeth Lane from Maddux, and Ashley Manale and Todd Parsons from Bullett. Y’all are awesome.
After Ka Pa Fu we had lunch back in the Mole. After lunch we went up into the mountains (the hood), to invite all of the children and kids and preteens and teens to our rockin FUTBOL CAMP!!!! There were some kids that recognized me (maddux) and I was so dang happy like ahhh yeah happy happy happy. So then we took all those kids to the mission and played some good ole futbol. It was hot, it was humid, it was rough, but boy I tell you what it was awesome. The kids just have so much joy when there is so much darkness around them. Seeing their smiles just gave us all so much joy. I can’t really describe what you feel when you see those kids. So many emotions running wild in your heart. You’ve just got to experience it to know how it feels so I’m not even gonna try and explain it.
After soccer camp we walked the kids home and said our sad goodbyes. I just wish we could spend more time with them. They deserve so much attention, but unfortunately they just don’t receive it. I just wish we could stay and love on them all day. But we pray that the things that needed to be said were said, and the love that needed to be shared was shared.
After delivering the kids, we were extremely tired, and Taylor felt that we should take a small time to rest. So we went to the beach and swam and whatnot. I found a starfish and Steven named him Martin. I was down with that name because it’s also like my last name. I didn’t want Martin to die so I threw him back in the water. It was an intense moment. I really loved Martin. I just have to just keep telling myself that this wasn’t goodbye, it was see you later.
Then we had dinner, and now we’re here. Today was an amazing day, and I am positive that God moved in the hearts of the Hatians, as well as in the hearts of our team. Tomorrow we do more construction, and in the afternoon we will be putting on some stuff for the teens. So pray for that. Thank y’all for all of your prayers, we really need them, and have seen them work. We love y’all. Talk to you tomorrow.
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