Greetings to all you wonderful people;
We are so encouraged by your prayers and encouraging words. It’s definitely been an adventure for each one of us on the team. Just entering the country has opened the eyes, ears and hearts to a culture full of sights, sounds, and conditions that many will never truly understand.
Today is day five of our mission experience and the third day of VBS we had a lesson on the Triumphal Entry, through the crucifixion of Christ. We had the Lord touch the hearts of the children and the team. We have averaged in the 90’s for children attending children until today. We had about 70 youngsters. I believe it may have been because of the magnificent late night New Years celebration. We had lights, many visitors from town, a local soccer game on the grounds, and even the first church service in the new building. God is so good to allow The Chapel to be a part of the excitement.
Tomorrow we will finish up with the Resurrection and celebrate the empty tomb. Jesus is alive!!! Later it’s a birthday party for Jesus and sharing the shoebox gifts that everyone sent. It will be exciting.
The children are soaking up the love of all especially of our Selah, Hannah, Jasmine, Genesis, and Kelilah. It’s amazing to watch the girl’s heart and love bloom in ways they haven’t experienced in such transforming ways. I have been amazed at how the Lord has touched the hearts of each of us in ways not expected.
We are all doing well and learning about God’s will for ministering His grace and love with our new Haiti friends. The translators have been so kind, patient and helpful in working with us and looking out for us newcomers.
We enjoy hearing your comments and receiving you love from home. You are all dearly missed by each of us! Oh, a shout out to Sandy G., & family from Lauren she is well and really does miss her family. Kari G., Selah is well and a true blessing to the orphans here. The ladies in the dorm are looking out for each other and experiencing some new found independence as well as responsibilities. Micaiah & family your are truly being missed and love & kisses are awaiting you on Mommy
& Daddy’s return. Daddy is especially missing his little man! Jaimi, JD is missing you so much. He is working very hard and can’t wait to share stories & see all of you soon. The little ones here love him and keep him so busy with highfives and jumping on him every chance they get. Mike & Austin are well and received your letters. All letters were received safely. Philemon has had a chance to talk with some of the teen boys and it’s great to hear his analogies of the stories. I don’t mean to exclude anyone but it’s getting late and we have a full day tomorrow.
To my Bock, Brock gang I send my love and just want you to know you are loved and missed greatly! Tell Pops I miss him and will see him soon. XO XO. We made it safe and I even was able to ride on a small Cessna plane to arrive on the island. It was amazing! I have been so blessed with answered prayer. Nikki, all is well. Stop worrying. This opportunity is simply amazing!!!!
To all of you families and church we love you and please continue to lift us up in your prayers. We will finish what God has started in our journey and share when we arrive next week. Until then may His blessing be many and your hearts filled with His mercy and grace.
Because He said “Go”… Love & prayers
Sonya B. & The Haiti Team ;D
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