This is Ryan speaking from the Harris clan. We are having an awesome time here in Haiti! Today we went to the small fishing village of Preskul. The poverty in Preskul is something that I have never experienced before and it was pretty overwhelming. I truly realized today how blessed I am to live in America. We are so blessed beyond comprehension and I realized that today. But we were able to put smiles on the people of Preskul who are trying to survive day by day.
We played dominoes and soccer with them and had a blast. Anyway, we took a boat ride to and from Preskul and the view was spectacular. The cliffs and water were beautiful. After we got back from Preskul, we went to different houses and prayed for the citizens of Haiti and told them the good news of Jesus. The people were very open to talk to us and we prayed for every hut we went to. It was an awesome way to interact with the people of the Mole.
Tonight the town market came to Jose and Jody’s house. Isaiah and I bought machetes and we are excited to use them. Dinner tonight was pizza! Yay for American food! We also had fresh Haitian pineapple and it was definitely the best pineapple I have ever had. I led the devotional tonight and we had some great conversation about faith and biblical principals. Overall, we had an awesome day! Tomorrow is our last full day in the mole. We are going to more huts, playing soccer with the kids, and are having another men’s bible study. We are leaving Friday morning for Port au Prince and we are staying the night there. We should be back home in the states on Saturday night. God bless you all,
Ryan and the team
Hey Lubbock Family this is Sharla
We had an exciting and busy day! We started our morning with prayer and then we were off to paint the rest of the walls at the new school for the orphans and to dig a hole for the missionaries’ new house. This afternoon we painted and dug holes again and played soccer with some young and older kids. We planned to have a teen conference but they were all taking tests so that did not work out.
Johnson our goat was found and not eaten….thank heavens for that!!! You should all be so proud of these kids, they continue to amaze me with their spiritual strength as well as physical strength! They are all truly amazing. We are looking forward to Hut to Hut evangelism and getting to visit the orphans.
God is continually working in this place and with our team. Maddox was running fever today and we prayed over him and God healed him right before our eyes! God is truly an amazing God and is definitely here in this place. This trip has opened my eyes to so many things. I have had to rely solely on God to help me survive the heat and all of the labor-intensive work we have done. You cannot even begin to imagine the poverty that we have seen but yet there is beauty all around with the trees and the beautiful beach. God has truly blessed me on this trip.
Please continue to pray for safe travels as we get ready to come home! Looking forward to seeing all of you and especially you Ashley if you are reading this!
Love Sharla and the team