Olton Group – Day 1…

Big ole’ Texas Howdy from Haiti! Sarah here!

After long awaited trip, we made it safe and sound. Even with waking up at 3 AM this morning, the girls and dads are still kickin’!

We arrived in Port Au Prince with excitement and hearts willing to serve.  After thinking four different guys were Jacques we found our guy to help us with the Haitian traveling.  We rode from Port au Prince to the Mole on a nine-passenger plane. Most fell asleep, but I was having a blast.

Let me tell you this, it is hotter in Haiti than last time I was here, but the country is still as beautiful as ever. We landed and changed into swimsuits and headed to the beach. It’s blue and cool! We relaxed for a while, avoiding the occasional sea urchin.  We then, invited the village’s children to our VBS tomorrow!

We are worn out but so thrilled to partner with Jesus. Parents, be proud of your babies! They stepped up and embraced asking children to join us. They’re doing great and the fun has just begun! Pray that hearts are open and light is shone in the midst of darkness!

We love y’all so much! Leave us some love!

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  1. Praising God that Olton has arrived safely at the Mole. Take this message with you this week “You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand,where it gives light to everyone in the house.” Matthew 5:14-15. May you all go out and share the light of Jesus to everyone. May you carry out the work The Lord has planned for you this week and may He be glorified. You all are in my prayers and may you all be blessed.

  2. HI Sarah. Kelli and you lucky Olton kids. I”m glad you arrived safely. You are going to have a fantastic week filled with the love of children and our Lord. May your hearts and minds be open to all the ways you are different but alike. It is hot here too and be have no water to go jump into….enjoy!

  3. Brenna! my sweet girl it was such a relief to see you. I really do not know if I am commmenting in the right place. I hope that some of these messages get to you. ANyway ….your daddy was soooo HAPPY to see you! He was all teary eyed! YOur baby brother has been missing you like crazy and Mikadee…welll he is just worried about you. YOur Unlce Lupe called today and was asking about your flight and had you made it to Haiti safely.. He said to have a great time…this is a great experience.
    I went in to city hall yesterday to pay the ridiculoulsly high water bill….and Mary Bass and Rosa Garcia asked for you and the rest of the Team…It is so nice that our community is aware of the great things our youth are doing. I am so proud of all you ! We love you and miss you Meems! BLog to you later 🙂

  4. Looks like lots of fun on Day 1! So glad you all arrived safely and we know you cannot wait to teach the children at Bible School tomorrow. Looks like y’all already made a few new friends. We pray that the children will be touched by your message tomorrow and that God’s love will shine through each of you. Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart. We love you all!

    P.S. Dusti – I fed the fish and all the dogs say “Hi”. Love you and miss you – Mom & Dad

  5. My heart is so full looking at your photos. Know we are lifting you in prayer and love you bunches. Stacie & Michael
    (Loving the photo of Mr. McIver’s little friends….kids can spot a teacher anywhere.)

  6. So glad everyone is having a great time so far!! The ocean looks amazing!! Soo blue! Cant wait to see what the Lord has in store for this group…I know they will truly be welcomed by those precious faces that I see in the Blog pictures!! What an unforgettable opportunity to be a great witness for spreading the Word of God!! Love all the pictures so far.. Can’t wait for more!! Love you all!

  7. Praise God for your service to bring His Kingdom to the hearts of the children and people of the Mole. Continue in His Grace and Mercies with power, strength and guidance by the Holy Spirit.


    Danny, Kim and Gabby Groves (Homesick for Haiti)
    Momentum Christian Church – McDonough, GA

  8. So glad to see you on this blog! Very thankful that you made it there and are enjoying the ocean already! Love the pictures! That is one small plane… I can’t imagine!!! Looks like the little kids already have found you. That picture with the little boys all around makes me smile. I love you guys so much! Can’t wait to hear how day two went and to see more pictures!

  9. So proud of all of you girls and sponsors for doing the Lord’s work. I can’t wait to see more photos. I know the experience is priceless and will benefit you in so many ways.

    Coach Blount

    P.S. Tell Mr. McIver to put a hat on!

  10. Hi Daddy and Emily!

    Daddy, those little kids know you’re a good daddy. Be sure to hug them so they’ll get love in their heart.
    Emily, don’t get bit by a big shark in that ocean. We saw some at sea world… so we know what we’re talkin bout.
    Love you and we will look at more pictures tomorrow. We love you and miss you and love you and miss you and love you….

    Love, Grace and Moses

  11. What great pictures from Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what each day holds for each of you. We are getting to experience Haiti through your eyes. God has gifted you all with love, hope, joy and healing for the lives that you touch at the Mole. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19. I’m being blessed through the blessing you are receiving by being there. Sending my love and prayers to you all.

    Tim and Tory, I love you with all of my heart for always!

  12. I am so happy for your safe arrival in Haiti! It looks like a beautiful place. What a great opportunity to share His love! Have fun and enjoy the experience. Love you all and especially my awesome niece, Dusti Jo 🙂

  13. Hey girls and dads,
    Loved the pictures. Keep them coming. We are so excited to see what God is doing through you. We are praying for you every day and for the people you encounter. We are so proud of you for going on this mission trip. Have a blessed time sharing the love of Jesus. And know you are loved, too! Love and prayers from Scott & Pam Roberson

  14. hey Dusti,
    I hope everything is going okay over there i hope you are having a blast it looks crazy beautiful out there. I think it is awesome that yall are going out in the world and making a difference.
    love you be careful!
    skylar 😀

  15. Hey Dusti, glad to see you’re having fun. The trip looks amazing. Make sure to take as many pictures you can. Have fun and make a difference. 😀

    Love ya and have a safe trip.

    – Alexa. 🙂

  16. hey bean bean,looks like your having fun. Glad your safe and i loff you,see you soon 🙂

  17. Hey girls,
    I’m so glad y’all made it there safe! I love the pictures y’all have posted! It looks so beautiful there &’ I know y’all are loving the things that Hod has placed in front of y’all with those amazing little blessings! I miss y’all! &’ so proud of y’all! My mom asks about y’all pretty much every hour! Haha she can’t wait to see pictures! Well I love &’ miss y’all! Have fun!

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