Today was a bittersweet day. Bitter because it was really the last day for us getting to directly spread the gospel throughout the Mole and the second to last day before we have to leave the Mole. But it was also so sweet getting to talk to the teenage boys. They had such thought provoking questions that it was unreal. Even more unreal was the fact that we had answers that they actually were able to comprehend. It was amazing to me because that was one thing that I thought would be different coming into the trip. I thought the most the kids would get out of it was what we said when we were speaking in large group. But I truly think the best part of the conference was the questions and answer portion. We explained to the boys that it is great that they are having these questions because it gives them such a great chance of getting closer to God and growing in their faith. There are so many things that coming into the trip I thought would be different. I didn’t ever expect the orphans to be as happy as they are. They are some of the happiest and joyful kids I have ever met, even with a lack of material items. They are just grateful for being held and they have no need for us to really give them anything physically other than time spent with them. Another thing I thought everybody exaggerated about was the bug and bathroom situation. Getting close to the end of the trip one of the things I am especially looking forward to in America is the bug free bathrooms where I don’t have to do the extremely hard two step move of the swipe and wipe. But the thing that has surprised me the most is the Haitians willingness to listen. I thought most of them would not be open to the gospel. But they are so intent on getting something out the words that we say to them. They are so interested in the freedom drama that it is uncanny. This trip has been such a blessing to my growth in my faith. I would not trade it for the world.
P.s. Mom and Dad can you please bring me a coat at the airport so I don’t get hypothermia? Kendall if my parents don’t answer on here can you text and ask them?
Miss and love you guys!
Mom, I forgot to ask yesterday, but can you bring me socks and boots to the airport too? Love you!!
-Pray for safe travel in the next few days
-Pray that we will be able to smoothly transition back to the states
-Pray for a restful day tomorrow as we reflect on our ministry here in Haiti
-Pray for the tough task of saying goodbye