Happy New Year!
Last night we created a small bonfire in front of the cafeteria so the church members, orphans, and team members could roast hot dogs together!
Then the adults headed to the church for our first official church service! The church isn’t wired for power yet but it’s amazing what you can do with extension cords & christmas lights! 🙂 They don’t call me the crazy Christmas Lady for nothing! I made sure everyone could see the steps as they walked into the church and had enough lights to see each other as they held their service!
We kept the kids so the adults could ring-in the New Year praising God for His provision & protection over them.
Bena & Pierre have their own soccer teams. Their teams played each other at 7:30pm in front of our school and the rest of kids watched and cheered. Then everyone came back into the cafeteria. Atznel (our Children’s Church Leader) had the children perform a skit about Joseph & his 12 brothers.
After the drama – we passed out hats, tiaras, glow in the dark necklaces & bracelets, beanie babies, & leis. Then we showed a few movies while we waited for midnight!
When midnight came – Jose shot off the fireworks! Unfortunately our new fireworks haven’t made it to Haiti yet so we used the ones left over from this summer. You may remember from the 4th of July Show that some of them had a mind of their own. We did have two shoot sideways but no one got hurt! 🙂 PHEW!
This morning we invited children to come at 6am to eat pumpkin soup! We wanted them to start the New Year with a full belly! Then we sent pumpkin soup to our fishing villages – Preskul & Karenage!
We hope & pray you have a Happy New Year & that God continues to bless you – not only today but throughout the year!
Please continue to pray for our ministry – that in 2016 – more seeds will be planted, watered, and harvested than all other years combined! Pray that the men in this village will rise up as Godly husbands & fathers! Please pray that in 2016 the presence of the Lord will be felt every single day – that His power will be displayed in a way that can’t be refuted – and that we will see His hands – His fingerprints – everywhere in this village.