WAAAH! The trip is coming to an end!
I can’t think about that though. We still have over twenty-four hours here in the Mole and today was awesome! It’s Darcy by the way. We woke up at 7:15 and came to the cafeteria. My devotional was this morning! I’d never done a devotional before but I think it went well. I talked about Philippians 4:6, check it out it’s an incredible verse 🙂 Anyways, after we ate breakfast we went straight out to the beach to catch our boat ride to Preskul. Preskul is a fishing village about 30 minutes away from the mission base. The ride was amazing, and the views are incredible. Mom, I took TONS of photos that I’ll post on Facebook when I get back to the states! Anyways, when we were pulling into the beach in Preskul, immediately we saw fish in the boat next to us, super fresh! It was awesome. The people there live in literal huts, made of palm tree leaves. It was amazing to see the difference between where we are staying and this tiny fishing village. Most of the children did not have on any clothes, but their favorite snack was the fruit snacks that Collin brought. Once there, we ran a small clinic to tend to some of the people of Preskul and help out in any way we can. While Morgan and others were at the clinic, a few of the girls and I painted the finger/ toe nails of some of the women of the community! They loved the pink especially. While in the village, I was praying nonstop and God really opened my eyes to how simple life can be. In the states, people get so caught up in the what and why and where of things. We American’s worry A LOT. In Preskul, all they did was fish, take care of their children, play, love one another, and love God. Things don’t have to be go go go constantly, simply loving Jesus will calm the storm. That’s something I’ve always struggled with, especially being a college student. I worry about everything, especially my grades and exams. I think I have to do it all by myself and can’t rely on God. That is not true! ALL I have to do is rely on God. God always provides, I don’t need to worry. If the people here who are simply trying to survive aren’t worrying, I have absolutely no reason to worry.
After Preskul, we came back to the base and I personally took a nap in the cafeteria lying on a bench. I quickly found that lying on a bench is MUCH cooler than our room. So Dawn, Dustin and I took naps. I woke up to people leaving for the hut to hut evangelism. We walked up a (small) mountain to the more impoverished area of the Mole and did exactly what hut to hut evangelism sounds like! We walked and… as time went on and we prayed for more and more people, and I just really felt God’s grace and power. I walked past a barefoot elderly woman struggling to walk with one crutch and one stick up a pretty steep hill and said “Jezi remen ou” which means “Jesus loves you” and the grandma (with the very helpful use of one of the translators, Saintania) just started praising Jesus, telling me that Jesus blessed her so much throughout her life and Jesus HAS to love her because otherwise she wouldn’t be alive. She said I have to trust Jesus with my life so I can receive blessings as well. I love the people of Haiti.
Shoutout to (again) Mama Val. I love you, Mama and cannot wait to talk to you personally about this incredible experience. Shoutout to my sister Tenika, I love you! Lyukae… YOU ARE MOBILE, MY PRECIOUS NEPHEW! Holy moly, you’re growing so fast! I can’t wait to see you again. Walking before you’re one year old, huh? What a man <3 Hi, Grandma!!! Happy late (grand)Mother’s Day! I love you Gramma Babe. Also, happy late (grand)Mother’s Day to my dearest grandma L.C. I will call you when I land in America. I LOVE YOU, FAMILY!!! Talk to you all soon!
-Darcy Larae Peter
Today has been a huge blessing! Today was the day that I was looking forward to the least. I know it sounds awful, but it’s the truth. Evangelism is something that I tend to struggle with and today we went to a fishing community and evangelized and then went around the town that we are staying in and evangelized. Yep, a full day of evangelism…
God definitely was holding my hand today. I was really nervous going into today and walking around the town. When I got to the people’s houses and started talking with the people and asking if I could pray for them, my fears went away. I got to pray for a family that lost their son 5 days earlier, had a paralyzed son and a son that was doing some crazy things. I was also able to pray for a woman who was ill, a man that had not yet found Christ and several others. I just ask everyone that is reading this blog to pray for those families that I mentioned today. I’m going out and doing it again tomorrow as well. Wish me luck and I’ll let you know more tomorrow. It’s getting late and I’ve gotta let everyone catch some shut eye for tomorrow. Oh, today was the first day that we saw any rain since we have been here. Woot woot. Did I tell you today was a great day? God bless and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.