God meets our needs!!! Today was the first of three days of sports camp. We had 14 teenagers come and participate (Alaim, Tigar, Aubry, Dophly, Henold, Kelvens, Rivalson, Robenson, Hector, Nelkendy, Nelfete, Ernst, etc.).
We started by asking them to share their names, tell us about their families, and share their favorite sport. Then we started off playing basketball. Towards the end we had an American Vs. Haitian game. Funny enough we tied up the game at 7 to 7!
Tomorrow we will revisit this friendly competition. Then we into a snack time (peanut butter and a sweety drink; which lives up to its name). After snack time Chris (our youth minister) led our first lesson on God meets our physical needs.
Then we split into three groups and led prayer for the Haitian teenagers. They asked us to pray for their faith, their families, and their schools. Can you pray for those guys and those needs as well? After lesson, we split into two groups: one played gaga ball and the other group played ping pong. They had never played either game. They loved it!
We finished by bringing them in for cokes and letting them ask us any question they wanted. One boy asked us if we could teach him our language. The mission is going to follow up with him. Finally we awarded one of them with a brand new soccer ball. The teenager selected was Alaim. His face lit up! We closed in inviting them back the next – and with prayer!
Quote of Tuesday: “Thanks for the help I didn’t ask for…” Ask us when we get stateside! 🙂
Moment of Monday: As we load a plane that only holds 5 passengers, Paul says “We want an exciting flight!” Minutes later, the pilot asked Chris to look out the window at which point he rolled the plane to the left hard! Then back to the right and then up and down. Chris and Owen shook for the next 5 minutes. When they finally calmed down he went up and then dropped it drastically…which caused Chris to scream (but in a very manly way). This moment will never be forgotten! ~Paul~
Quote of Sunday (Day we left for Haiti): “There will be air conditioning in the dorms, right?!” ~Owen Lloyd~ I have been told that this quote is possibly embellished. It was followed with much laughter. Today, I also heard Owen say, “I have never had sweat come out of my legs.” So NO…no AC!!!!
Thank you for your prayers…not for us…but for the guys we listed above. A special thank you to Colfax Christian Church. We are serving with all our hearts as an extension of our church family back home. We would not be here if not for your loving support and prayers.
~Paul Del Valley, Senior Minister~
Colfax Christian Church
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