Hey everyone! Kara here…
This place is the definition of beauty. I am amazed by all of the smiling Haitians and their love for our wonderful God. This morning we had VBS and at the beginning I was very sad that no one really showed but we did not lose hope and as soon as school got out the kids came swarming. I had a blast meeting kids and working on my creole. I got to hold the most precious baby boy the duration of the time and I was so touched by his sweetness. Later we had a girl’s devotional and lots of girls showed up and shared their love for Christ. When I came here I figured I would be the one teaching them but the truth is, they are teaching me. After that we visited the orphanage where we got to love on the adorable Haitian children. This place is amazing and although I miss home I know that I would not rather be anywhere else.
Mom and Dad, I miss y’all and I hope y’all are enjoying that nice west Texas wind. See y’all soon. LOVE YOU ALL!!
HEY EVERYONE! This is Emily coming at ya straight from Haiti. My heart is broken and completely in love with this country and its people. This place is absolutely gorgeous, the heat is bearable and unlike west Texas there’s actually a BREEZE to dry our sweat. Like Kara said, we held a VBS this morning and at first there weren’t that many kids but by the grace of God about 60 school kids got let out of class as soon as we were starting, it was definitely a “God thing”. We acted out and read the bible story Jonah and the whale. Afterwards we played soccer, blew bubbles, painted the girls fingernails (and even some toenails), made bracelets, and colored until lunchtime. After lunch we held an all girls devotional where Christ was definitely present, I can’t wait to see the results of that. Later in the afternoon we headed to the orphanage where the kids literally ran up and were hanging onto us within seconds. Some of the kids played with us and some wanted to be held but they ALL were hungry for love and attention.
We are having a BLAST being the hands, feet, and face of God. Thank ya’ll for the prayers and comments, they mean so much to us!!
PS- Mom, I miss you & wish you were here to experience this with me, even though I’m pretty you would have thrown up on the plane ride. I’ve been using germ ex and sunscreen AND bug spray so DON’T WORRY (: Grace and Moses, I miss ya’ll a ton. I hope you guys are behaving and having a good time at Sea World/Six Flags.
I LOVE YOU GUYS!