Yesterday on 6/13, we arrived in Haiti, spent the night in Port Au Prince. Swam in the pool and had a great evening of rest and relaxation.
Today, we got up early – took a small plane to Mole, St Nicolas. Got familiar with the campus, went swimming at the ocean, played with the kids on campus, and are looking forward to starting our activities tomorrow. We are loving being here.
Haiti Day Five Bowling Green
Today we started off the day with our first day of pre-teen bible study! Charie chose to go work in her heaven again, the medical clinic instead of bible study. She worked on organizing and sorting in the lab. At the Bible study there were 20 girls invited, but a few told us they had school today and would come the other days. Well, one little girl showed up today. Her name was Lancy and she was very sweet, we went ahead with our lesson plan anyway. At first thought it was a little saddening but seeing her excitement and happiness made it all better. Last night we had even discussed trying to make a more personal connection with some kids, even just one! So we know God had a reason for Lancy to get all of the attention and love today. She said she will come back tomorrow and bring her friends. We played a few name games, made faith necklaces, did a short lesson on the gospel, played musical chairs and hot potato.
We headed to lunch, right after lunch Jody gave her Voodoo and Abuse speech. Mom and I have heard it before but it hits just as hard hearing it the second time. It was very eye-opening for Liz and Charie who heard it for the first time.
We then gave away the goats to two families that pastor chose. Thanks to pop who donated the money to give two families goats, they each got a pair and we prayed with them. Next was time to bake cookies for tomorrow’s pre-teen bible study. Malaya, Kelilah, Rosie, Lydia, and Liz baked the cookies together. They will get to decorate them with icing and sprinkles tomorrow. Leigh Anne met with Lauren about planning for Haiti trips, she got all the tricks from Lauren who loves organization as much as mom! We all went to special needs class today and worked with the same kids from yesterday. Claude had a much better day today and has decided I (Liz) am his new best friend and snuggle buddy. We slow danced for about 20 minutes straight while he learned my face through rubbing my face repeatedly.
The Helms and Michelle didn’t blog tonight but everyone is here safe and sound! Please feel free to leave a comment. Comments will be read at dinner. The teams LOVE to hear from you!