This mission trip has been a wonderful experience. I have never imagined that I would go so far to reach the Haitian people. Today we took a trip to Savane Mole, which is a neighboring village. We took an old military cargo truck, which was converted to a personnel transport truck. The trip was a little challenging because the roads were very narrow and windy. Also we had to travel up and down mountainous roads. As we were traveling through mountain roads we were all concerned about the trucks brakes. We were also concerned about our overall safety sitting on the back of this transport truck with the road conditions.
When we finally arrived to our destination, we all got out of the truck. We all started to set up for the VBS that was going to be held at their local Christian church. We went out into the village to invite the people to the VBS. As the village people started to arrive, Jason and I saw a child standing next to his mom. I decided to kick the ball to this little boy. After a few minutes of playing with this child due to the power of the soccer ball in Haiti drew the teenage boys to ask us if we all could play a game of soccer.
I accepted their challenge but under this condition, that we all pray to Jesus Christ before we start. Because of the connection we all had during the game, after the game ended, I had an opportunity to preach the gospel. I now know why God brought me here. My Brazilian love for soccer and the Haitian love of soccer allowed me to connect with these teenage boys. I can truly say that this was my piece to this puzzle. I want to say that Jason Massey played soccer very well. He helped with the opportunity to present the gospel to these young boys. When we were all finished Pastor Jay gave the game ball to the group but under one condition that the young boy that we gave the ball to, would invite other kids to church.
Esta viagem missionária seria perfeita se vocês estivessem por aqui. Vocês não podem imaginar como tem sido uma experiência boa aqui. Hoje quando fomos para uma VBS em uma aldeia, cerca de 26 pessoas em cima de um caminhão passando por rochas , pedras, montanhas e poeira. Quando lá chegamos apanhamos uma bola e reunimos muitos jovens para jogar futebol. Foi uma agitação e muito alegria. Depois do jogo eu preguei o Evangelho para eles. Eu senti que com a cultura brasileira e o futebol pode dar uma boa contribuição para o grupo. Eu retorno com a firme ideia de colocar Gabriel em uma aula de futebol. Todos aqui estão alegres com suas mensagens postadas. Fica com Deus!
Hey Henriques’s Family, thank you for your sacrificial hearts! I miss you guy’s so much! I am learning a lot about the culture, and ministry here. Pam, Elaine, Paula thinking about you guys. Please continue to pray for me.
Hi Hannah Gilbert! I miss you and Jacob too! I heard you have learned the elementary backstroke! I am so proud of you! I have been playing with the kids in the orphanage, inviting people to VBS and doing construction work with daddy! Love you! Tell Jacob hi! Love Grandma
Jayden, Hi! I hope you are taking good care of mom! I am so sorry that you hurt your knee! Grandma has been so busy! But not too busy to think about you! See you when I get home! Tell Angelina and mommy hello and that I love them! Love you too! See you soon!
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