New Years Trip Day 3…

Today was another awesome day at the Mole Mission. VBS was a blast with all of the kids coming in excited and ready. We have all bonded with many of them already. They learned about the real Christmas story, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Mop the puppet made her debut and many of the kids remembered her from the years before. I am sure they will be anxious to come again tomorrow! The Crossroads (The Chapel) team did an awesome job!

My personal highlight was leading a Worship Conference for some of the musicians and singers that will soon be making up the Worship Team of the church here at the mission. We talked about the meaning of worship and some practical ideas to get the team going strong. The Sharp family led a few songs together, which will be a special memory for the rest of our lives! Then they sang some songs for us! It was incredible to see and hear! I can’t wait to see how God puts this Worship Team together.

There has been a connection between our church and the Mole Mission for many years, but this is the first time the Sharps have been able to experience it. It is humbling, emotional and overwhelming. Thank you all for praying for us. Keep praying! God is changing and affecting lives this week…those here at the Mole and those from our church!


Please feel free to leave comments. Comments will be read each night at dinner. The team really looks forward to hearing from everyone!


  1. Hannah, jazz, Selah, and Mrs Tamara, mrs you guys a ton and think of you guys every day when I wake up. Just reading the post makes me think that I take my life for granted. I love you guys and can’t wait to see you!

  2. Enjoy hearing from you guys. Thanks for sharing. Miss my Lauren but love seeing her smile in the pics. God bless.
    Sandy G.

  3. Hey poppy and Austin! Hope you guys are doing great. Love you both so much, and prayers are coming your way!!❤️

  4. I’m so glad you made this blog, I am so amazed and moved as I see what you all have been doing with all these adorable and beautiful children who live in poverty. And seeing you Hannah, Jaz, and Selah do this kind of work as well touches my heart and makes me want to do it next year!! I pray you all will be safe, and I can’t wait to hear more!!

  5. Praying for you all!! I’ve tried to post several times and it was not working. So, if you get multiple posts that is why :-).

  6. Hey Mike and Austin,
    How great it is to be able to see your pictures and the kids you are working with. Looks like your prayers for many children has been answered and they are being blessed by you and your team. Praying for you each day that your efforts will glorify the Lord and He will pour out blessings on you and your team. Miss you both, but know that you are just where the Lord wants you to be. Love, Mom,Granny

  7. Greetings to all of you laborers in the Greatest Harvest of all time, as you meet the need and call to serve our Lord in the fields “white unto harvest”. You and your works there are an inspiration of what we all need now to put our minds to focus on in these last days as we watch for His Coming.
    My husband and I are not members of The Chapel…yet, we’ve only been visitors for the last two Sundays, invited by our dear new friends, Vivian and Maurice LeClaire.
    As we visited the first time..then last Sunday joined your church body in praying for you at your “send-off” to Haiti I was impressed with the sincere warm welcome from many of your members, and the “Family of Christ” bond you share. You have a very supportive body of believers back home praying for you as you work for our Lords kingdom and His Glory.
    I even feel a tinge of envy of you, wishing I were there also…to not only be a blessing, but to be blessed by the people and children hungry and open to receiving what the Lord is giving them …through each of you with your individual gifts and talents.
    your experiences and the photos shared so far in this blog are a blessing. Keep them coming.

    I pray that each of you will experience a special touch from God….that He bless you with His Peace that passes all understanding, His Joy to fill your hearts, His Grace to encourage you, and His Agape’ Love to fill your hearts to overflowing….
    “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2).

    I pray that you will see signs and wonders, as He promised in His great commission, which you have been obedient to…so that you will return renewed in spirit and faith…to share your experience with the saints back home thinking of and praying for you…inspiring others toward the “Great Commission” as laborers in the fields white unto harvest, even in our own neighborhoods and communities. He said in Mark 16:17

    “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

    Some of you might think that a real stretch for you to see…but Jesus made a PROMISE to those that believe…didn’t He?
    Welllll….. “(You)Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens (You)!” (Philippians 4:13)

    (Hugs to Viv n Mo…we’re excited to hear your experiences when you’re back. And yes, we are taking good care of your truck, it sleeps every night in your driveway! We’re trying to NOT drive it much, but Gary didn’t buy the one and still hasn’t found one. Maybe you could pray for that? We’re weary of looking now…but all is in Gods hands anyway. 🙂 Right?
    Gee ..this comment was gonna be short…but seems it turned into a bit of a dissertation. 🙂
    Peace, Blessings, and a very Happy and Blessed New Year to all.
    Your prayer partners and fellow bondservants in Christ
    Maryetta & Gary

  8. Thanks for sharing feel like I’m part of this.Bless you all for your servants heart.
    Really praying,good health and protection.

  9. Lauren, Matt, Genesis & Kelilah, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We’re so proud of the work you’re doing there. I can’t wait to hear all of your stories. Micaiah loves being the center of attention but he misses all of you. We love the pictures. Everyone looks very busy! Love, Berta & Sans.

  10. Praying and thinking of you all every day! I love you, Jasmine. Tamara, hugs to you, my friend! Sonya, I was blessed to get to have Kaelani spend a couple days with us! I am SO excited for you and cannot wait to hear about your time in Haiti! <3

  11. Happy New Year! You guys must have been busy last night so I am posting here since you don’t have a post for yesterday. I hope all is well and the weather has been good too.
    Lauren G: we took Jake to the beach yesterday and he had fun. Your fish are still alive and your plants too. Dad and I got rained on last night at the town outdoor concert so we didn’t stay to watch the ball drop from the crane. Miss you. Love you . Praying for all of you. Mom

  12. Hi my love,
    Happy new year! We are finally out of 2015 phew! 😉 Been praying for you and will continue.
    We did some fireworks for the new year and they were HUGE! Ethan and Jenna thought it was so cool. The babies stayed alseep the whole time they were going off. ( not sure how they did) I was in a panic that they would wake up cause of all the noise as we were not the only ones letting them off.
    Kids are doing great but def miss there fun daddy who they just adore so much! I miss my other half 🙂 as I am so out numbered at the moment 🙂 but I got this!
    I love you very much Jd and love hearing how all is going there.

    Tamara I have been thinking about you as well 🙂 looks like you are having a great time and so proud of you!!!! Can’t wait to hear about it all when you return 🙂
    Andrew…. hair still looking good 🙂 LOL

  13. SOOO cool to be able to see what y’alls are doing at the mission!!!! Blessings upon y’all each day to pour out on others! Continually praying for y’all! Sowing seeds for the Kingdom AND nothing goes unseen!!!😍

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