Chosen Group Day 8…

Okay, here we go! We’re sitting at the Castillo’s home enjoying some devo time, drinking Coke and listening to music. What a glorious evening! We started this morning off in the clinic. Allen took blood pressure and complaints, Hannah cleaned ears, Grace colored with the kids, I painted toe and fingernails and Kaylee, Cassidy and Troy worked in the pharmacy.

Since the girls dorm is above the clinic, we woke up to talking (and those horrible birds) around 5:30. For some reason, the girls can ignore those sounds and go back to sleep, but I’m up for the day. It was busy, but not as busy as last Thursday. The girls went into town with Susan to visit 2 of her special needs kids. The walk wasn’t long, but it was up into the mountains so it wore us out, but well worth it to see the boys!

For the afternoon, we hosted the Granmoun for some early supper. We colored with them and Troy and Allen played some dominoes with the men-no clothespins involved in these games. We hope they enjoyed it, most took their leftovers home so it will make at least a couple of meals for them and their families.

Which leads us back to our evening at the Castillos.  I must say, the orphans are like the best at uplifting spirits, just at everything really. They just desire so much love and attention, and it’s so hard to let them go when the time comes to leave them. Finally into day 7, the names are coming easier, which for me is a good thing. It’s so awesome to walk over to the hut and they come running to you. Love, love, love it! Thank you to all who have been praying for us. It has been a blessing to be here and get to enjoy and love on these people. –Melissa.


Hi everyone! Kaylee here. The more I walk around the Mole, the more beauty I find. These people are so joyful and kind and friendly. The atmosphere in Haiti is so different from the states. And I’m going to miss it. It’s difficult to believe the team will be leaving in just two days. I think Sharum was right in her comment: Melissa (mom) is going to have a hard time getting us on the plane. Thanks for the prayers and the support!



Please feel free to leave comments. Comments will be read at dinner! 🙂



  1. Love it! So awesome you all are getting to see the work in the clinic & show Jesus’ love in such a tangible way. And how incredible that you were able to visit kids with special needs. It’s cliche to say you are being the hands & feet of Jesus…but it’s so true!!
    Soak it all up including what God is saying to you…being away from American culture seems to be a really great context to hear him more clearly 🙂 Love you all! Hugs to everyone including all the beautiful Haitian friends. Someone give Fedna an extra hug from me. See you all soon!

  2. BUTTFACE!!! (Hannah) We got home yesterday and it’s weird not being able to see you bud!! But I finally got to read all the emails and everything and I’m so happy you guys got there safely and that you guys are doing such amazing things! I know God is with y’all and that you guys have touched many people even if it may look like you haven’t. I can’t wait till you get home so we can get together and share stories about our trips! (You’ll think I’m stupid for what happen the last day…) Anyway…love you bud! Miss you so much!!
    Love from Veronica

  3. I am SOOOO proud of all of you and am praying for you daily! I LOVE seeing all of the pictures and hearing the stories each day! You all look like you are having an amazing time (and sweating just a little bit too…) : ) I know you are pouring all you have into the Haitian people and spreading the love of Jesus in amazing ways. Special thanks to Troy for the birthday shout out! I miss seeing your smiling faces, Grace & Cassidy!!! Thank you all for being God’s faithful servants!

    Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

  4. Sounds like you are all saying “yes” to Jesus when he gives you the opportunity to join Him in His work in Haiti! Keep it up the next two days and when you get home too. What a blessing to see how you are all serving the Lord and the Haitian people. I am still praying for each of you.

    How did you like the pharmacy Cassidy? Bet you loved it! See you when you get home!

    Love and prayers,

  5. Hey, Cassidy! I’ve been reading all the posts and have been meaning to comment. I get emails for all of the posts 🙂 It’s amazing to see you guys following where God has called you and giving your time to serve Him. I can’t wait until you get back to hear many stories. In the meantime, I am still praying for you all, and I love all the pictures. Continue blessing others 🙂

  6. We are praying for you all, that God will fill you with His strength and you will not grow weary of doing good. We are proud of all of you and your willingness to serve. Well done good and faithful servants! Praying for your last days there to be sweet and full of His goodness. We miss you and love you – the Reams

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