Alright, Julie here. Even though it is Day 2 here at the Mole, I first need to share a highlight from yesterday for me. As we were flying in the charter plane yesterday morning, I saw the shadow of our little plane in a cloud below us, and there was a rainbow in a complete circle around our shadow. I was in awe! Leading up to this trip, flying on the charter plane was my most anxiety provoking part. And what a blessing it was to see our plane surrounded by a rainbow. Only two of us were on that side of the plane, and God allowed me (who was a little anxious) to see it. God is with us! It was such a comforting reminder for me on the little plane ride.
OK, on to today… we started the day doing a VBS for the kids in the community. One of my highlights was watching two Haitian men lead the children in worship! It was amazing to see men of God worshipping in their language and leading a slew of kids in praise. The kids were singing “Allelu, Allelu” as loud as they possibly could. We shared how the Bible is not only made up of many little stories, but one big story and we are all part of it. We played games and had the kids paint rocks as reminders of God’s love(from Joshua 4). The kids were so focused on painting these rocks. Some were in stripes, some had crosses, but they were all made with such love and meticulous care.
After lunch, we painted nails, colored, and made necklaces with the kids from the orphanage. Even Seth and Matthew painted the little girls’ nails! It was beautiful. I personally was blessed painting the nails on these precious kids’ dusty feet. I was reminded of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. My name has been the easiest for the kids to pick up so far. They enjoyed shouting “JuLee” and showing me their artwork and necklaces. I am privileged to be loving on these beautiful babies this week. Thanks for all the prayers this week!
P.S. So, Jake – how are the kids? More importantly, how are you hanging in there? Reply back in a comment to let me know. Missing all 6 of you! Mom & Dad – Have a wonderful trip next week! Hope the long flight goes quickly for you and your back, Mom.
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