Bowling Green Day 4…

WE GOT OUR BAGS!!!!! It was like Christmas morning last night! So many fans and snacks we don’t know what to do with ourselves. We got all but one big bag of donations but it should be in this evening so major prayer answered!! It was a weird feeling having everything we thought we needed, but realized we could have gotten by fine without.

This morning Lydia led morning devotionals before breakfast. I talked about how we need to focus on prayer when we feel like something goes wrong or doesn’t go as planned. We then ate some breakfast and headed to the medical clinic all morning. While there Charie worked in the pharmacy and Leigh floated in between there and waiting room management.  I think Charie was in heaven around all of the meds, she is definitely planning to work in the pharmacy more this week with her free time.

Lydia used Qtips and hydrogen peroxide to clean all the patients ears and loved it! Sadly only a few people had major earwax. Surprisingly I thoroughly enjoy cleaning out ears. I can really relate to the ones with a lot of earwax. I also got a chance to clean my ears and Liz’s who allowed me to practice my skills on. I may have hit her brain but she’s alright now. I (Liz) started out in the waiting room but felt sick half way through so used one of the great fans to chill in the room. Before that though I was able to paint a whole lot of toes and pass out blow pops.

We then had a yummy lunch of spicy Haitian spaghetti. Right after Kenson (who speaks 5 languages) and Lauren taught us in our first Creole lesson. We (Lydia and Liz) rocked the lesson and progressed much faster than the old dogs who can’t learn new tricks (Leigh Anne and Charie). I wish I (Lydia) could minor in creole next year, but unfortunately they don’t offer it. Jezi renmen ou 😉

Right after we went to town to try out our new language proficiency. We weren’t so hot at it without our cheat sheet but Kenson translated. We were inviting more gals to our Pre-Teen Bible Study for the next three days that we are teaching. The town was amazing to walk around. It blows my mind to see how they live but how beautiful it is to see.

We played with the orphans when we got back then all of our group headed to Susan’s Special Needs class where we worked with Fedna, Gigi, and Claude. Fedna is one of the girls from the mission’s orphanage, she is about 13 years old. Gigi is mama Gigi’s daughter who lives here on the mole campus, she’s about 16 years old. Claude is one of the children from the community, his mom brings him to class while she attends the sewing class next door. He is about 6 years old and cute as can be.  We get to work with them again tomorrow during class. After class we headed to dinner and ate some amazing peanut butter no bake cookies!

I’m (Liz) definitely missing family but the staff and volunteers here at the Mole are truly seeming like a family. We are hoping the pre-teen bible study goes as planned and has an impact on the girls who are coming. Another side note, Leigh Anne and Charie are still burnt to a crisp and Liz has too many bug bites to count.

Nou sonje ou e renmen ou, orevwa.


Liz Peterson

Lydia Armstrong


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  1. Well now I am playing catch up with my comments. Somehow I missed yesterday’s post (Day 3) until tonight and here is Day 4! Where does the time go??? Cleaning ears, trying to get suntans but burning, loving on the kids, and much more going on there. You all sure do stay busy that’s for sure. I really wish it were a little cooler for you but without bad storms to make it cooler. It has been humid here the last two days but I don’t think we can hold a candle to you all. So learning as much as you are teaching seems to be the norm on this trip. That is great. Keep up the good work and we will keep praying on this end. Hugs to all and God Bless. Love in Christ, Marmee

  2. Yeah!!! on the bags getting there. Maybe everyone will have enough sunscreen. Pleased that everyone is finding their niche. By the time you all read this hopefully Matt will be home and Mike is able to pick him up. (Unfortunately, Mike can’t remember on what day and at what time to pick him up. I think he does, at least, know where.) Oh well, God will provide. Stay safe.

  3. Glad the bags made it and y’all didn’t get stranded at sea en route to Preskul! I also really enjoyed the ear-cleaning story! It was quite entertaining.

    Love you all

  4. Liz’s Family misses her too! Although, if she took all that bug spray we had provided, she wouldn’t have so many bug bites 😂 We can’t wait to get you home!
    The Peterson

  5. I am home safe. I am praying for you all. I trust that God will provide for all of your needs (physical, mental, and spiritual). If you can, bring me back some Haitian spaghetti: it sounds tasty!

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.””
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91 ‭NIV‬‬

  6. Glad to know your supplies finally arrived. I’m sure it is a relief and also much needed supplies for the orphanage and medical teams there. Post pictures when you can. It’s really nice to see what you are doing there while we pray for you here.


  7. We had a great Bible study with our small group tonight. We missed Charie a lot. Prayed for continued safety and blessing for the whole BG group.
    For CHARIE(Nobody else peek!!) Kathryn took a selfie of all of us for You and Ebert. Sent to Ebert but I couldn’t figure out how to post it here. Ebert arrived in Colorado for Cru training about 1000$ short of anticipated training expenses. Apparently they refigured the expenses after she arrived and it was 1000$ less than they predicted. She is done fundraising for training! Praise God! God has His mysterious ways of always providing. I love You and praying for You for good health, wisdom, and discernment. (Praying for the rest of the “BG GALS”, too. You all are probably peeking at this, anyway).

  8. So great to see your faces and read about your experiences. Funny how what we think we need is never truly what we “need” Praying you see more of that along the way! Loving the meds/ear cleaning and medical related stuff 🙂 Praying that the Holy Spirit moves through you all and the lessons are learned and especially felt.
    Love you all

  9. I am humbled and so proud of the work you all are doing…and I have to admit, I am a little jealous! I have been praying daily for your team and the lives you are touching. Liz, I am looking forward to hearing all about it in person in a few weeks!
    Keep up the good work!
    (Liz’s) Aunt JuLee

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