Bowling Green Day 6
We are halfway through our trip and we are doing great! God is revealing His plans for each of us. It feels like a big puzzle. Through each activity and each time we spend time with the people here, we are getting another piece. It is nice to see everything coming together as we “collect” a piece at the close of each activity and day.
This morning Lydia and Liz led day two of the preteen Bible Study for girls. Nine girls came and seemed to have a lot of fun! They were able to play games, have a lesson, do a craft and eat a cookie. We expect more to come tomorrow as the word spreads through the Mole. It is amazing to see the smiles on their faces as they play the games and get the attention and love while they are with us. The culture is very different here and it’s difficult for us to understand these young girls walking to the church for these activities. One of them brought her one year old baby brother! They have so much responsibility at such an early age.
After lunch, Charie used her lymphedema pump. (She is feeling better now) Liz and Lydia helped the other group with sports camp. They played soccer and basketball with the kids from town who came. Some of the girls from the morning Bible study came back for the sports camp. They are able to get to know them better this way and they get so excited to see each other again each time. After the camp, they walked them back home and got to meet some of their parents.
Lydia and I have also been able to see others we remember from our last trip. It is exciting to see them again. The kids in the orphanage have grown and Lydia is sad because they aren’t little any more! They are growing up.
Leigh Anne Armstrong
In Other News….
Northwest was SO busy today they did not get a chance to blog. But here’s a recap…
Half of their team worked in the clinic this morning. Patrick took vital signs, JJ worked the waiting room, and Courtney worked the pharmacy. It was pretty much the typical day …. I saw about 75 patients.
Mechelle had the privilege of cleaning ears…. now this is not a job for the faint of heart as you never know what you’ll find. And today proved to be quite fruitful. There were several patients where a q-tip simply couldn’t be entered because the wax was too thick. That’s always interesting for Americans to see.
But the BIG show for the day – there was a cockroach in an ear – it was HUGE. Mechelle dug and got a few “legs” out but for the most part – it’s STILL as a snug as a bug in an ear canal! I’m not going to lie…we’ve all been a little traumatized by it! I may or may not be sleeping with ear plugs…just to be safe! 🙂
The other 4 members of their team went to Savane Mole to do Hut to Hut Evangelism!
This afternoon we held a sports camp. We started our time off with a few dances… the Macarena, Hokey Pokey, & the chicken dance to be exact! 🙂 Then the kids divided up into 3 rotating groups – soccer, basketball, & gaga ball.
After the kids played – the team walked them home so they could brag to the parents about how awesome their children are! Then they prayed with them in their homes!
The Helms have been wiring our granmoun home as well as the Epstein Home! Michelle – known as the “sewing lady” has been meeting with our class! They are planning on a fashion show next week which will totally be FANTABULOUS!
And that’s the news for the day!
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FYI – Northwest is headed to KAPAFU to spend the night! Prayers for safe boating at 6:30am & a wonderful day/evening/experience with our Haitian friends there!