Hello! This is Kayti.
Today, we went to the Haitian church this morning. It was all in Creole so we didn’t really understand what was going on. They were very welcoming and they even sang us a welcome song after we stood up and introduced ourselves. The church was held in a tent outside (first time I had to put bug spray on to go to church) because we are helping build the new permanent one during our construction time. They don’t use any instruments when they sing but with just their voices they were able to be almost as loud as if there was. It was very hot but the wind blew really hard today. It reminded us of home and it was very much appreciated in cooling us down. We took full advantage of our Sabbath day and took naps and just rested in the afternoon. We went to the beach and it was so pretty! Crystal clear blue water with white sand and lots of shells. Some of the girls and Asher went to the market in the town and the girls bought extensions to go in our hair. Kate and Taylor are getting them put in now and I will get them sometime tomorrow. This day of rest has been good for us and we are going to wake up in the morning ready for our last two days in Haiti.
What a great trip it has been!! I was very skeptical at first and so nervous to be leaving the country for eight days but here we are on day six and I am loving it so much and kind of bummed we only have two days left. We went to Haitian church today and let me tell you what a great experience it was to see the heart these people have for the Lord. Even though it was all in Creole it was still so great. For the past two mornings we have been doing construction and moving sand for the new church they are building. As well as having a sports camp in the afternoon. It is just so heart warming to see the children’s faces when you want to play a game with them. I played soccer with them and wow they are really good!! It was fun even though they would keep scoring but we still stuck in there and kept playing. Something we did Friday was a Hut-to-Hut ministry. I was very nervous about that as well but that is where the Lord spoke to me the most this week. We had groups of about four and one translator with each group. We came across this one hut in the mountains and Taylor said, “Caleb, are you ready to lead the discussion?” And without a second thought I was like, “I sure am.” So we got to this hut and one of the residents of the hut spoke English and came down to tell me his friend wanted to be prayed over so I did. Afterwards he turned to me and asked how long I had been teaching and I told him I haven’t been teaching but have been a student about 10 years. He just told me how good I was and he could see the relationship I have for the Lord and that meant so much to me. So we carried on a conversation for awhile after and when we were done, he wanted to tell me to not be afraid of anything when we are in Haiti. In my mind I was like, “Wow, that is what has been on my heart this whole trip and what I struggled with before even coming to Haiti! I knew then the Lord was speaking to me through this man I just met 10 minutes ago and I can’t wait to see what comes up in the next two days.” I am thankful for all of the prayers all of you have been sending us and specifically for the prayers that I would have peace before I came on this trip. Thanks to you all and much love for you.
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