Strand of 3…. Day 4

Today was a great, but exhausting day!  We began the morning by splitting our teams into two groups.  The men began work on building a shakoon that will be used to provide a shady space for the orphanage children to play.  As we marked the dimensions of the floor on the ground with wooden stakes and string, we also began digging up the top layer of plants and rocks to make the ground ready for the concrete to be poured later.  A few Haitian men worked alongside us so remove a large stump.  To say they outworked us would be an understatement.

As the men were digging, the ladies hosted a spa day for some elderly people in the area.  The elderly are a group that are often neglected or forgotten in Haiti.  The ladies pampered the people who came by washing their hair, painting and filing toenails, and washing and massaging feet.  A couple of the elderly ladies commented that they were so thankful because they had not had their hair washed in 2 months.  A few of the men who were working construction even came in and helped with the foot washing.

After lunch we did hut to hut evangelism in a nearby village.  It was so awesome to stop and talk with different families.  While one or two of the team members were talking with the adults, the rest of the team members would play with the children.  We used frisbees, jump ropes, bubbles and nail polish to show Christ’s love to the women and children we met.  As we talked with each family, we would pray with them.   We prayed with so many different people, including mothers, children, fishermen, grandmothers, aunts.   It was amazing to watch the Holy Spirit move in the lives of the people we prayed with, as well as our team members as they were the hands and feet of Jesus.

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Bobby, Lisa, Madeline and Charlize

Thank you for the post! I am enjoying myself.  Keep praying for me and the team.  We need all the prayers we can get.  I’ll see you this weekend!

Many blessings,

Mom & Grandma

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Jacquie, Macey and Ben,

Thank you so much for letting us know how you are doing!  We are having a great time!  Micah especially loves any chance he gets to interact with babies.  It has been awesome to watch his heart every time a baby is near.  We love and miss you all so much and can’t wait to see you!  Thank you for all your prayers!

Robbie (Dad) and Micah

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The team really loves the comments – KEEP THEM COMING!! It’s such an encouragement to them when they get to hear from you! Let’s overwhelm them with all your love!

3 comments

  1. So amazing God has provided a way for there to br back to back trips from NWCC to Haiti. There are many who talk about doing missions work, but y’all are really doing it!! We know you are changing lives every moment you are there. Be safe, stay hydrated and know that you are loved!

  2. So happy to see pictures. You all are such humble people to be his hands and feet. For those of us who can only stay back and pray we are honored to do it. We keep you ALL covered in prayer for our God to work his miracles in and with you for the Haiti people

  3. This is my 5th attempt to leave a comment so here we go!

    I am so glad to see every one serving with such big smiles I can only imagine that there are many challenges but I am praying that God will continue to help and protect all of you!

    DOUGLAS: My love we miss you so much and we are so so proud of you and we know its just the begging of God’s work in our lives. I love you! Eu te amo muito! Ps. Can’t wait for you to come home and give a pedicure treatment lol… So proud of you, me and the kids are praying for you!

    -Samuel: ” Daddy I miss playing with you! I love you I love you!” He said that he needs to sleep with me to protect me until you come home, and he said don’t worry I will go back to my bed when dad comes home”.
    -Sofia: “Daddy I want to climb on you! and sing I love you I love you morning noon and night.

    We are doing good, but missing you terribly.

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