It’s been an incredible day of ministry. I’m SO thankful to the parents who’ve courageously let their children come alongside us here in the Mole. They work REALLY hard and their energy is contagious. We look forward to spending time with them every year. So I just want to personally thank you for sharing them with us! You’ve raised them well!
Several people blogged tonight….I’m sorry if it’s a little hard to follow.
THIS ISNT YOUR TYPICAL SAPPY MISSION TRIP BLOG. THIS BLOG IS FOR THE BOYS AND THE GRANDMAS. THIS IS A BLOG BY MADDUX AND BULLETT. Also Lex and then Katie Wash will be typing a blog right after us so stay tuned.
Ayeeeee what’s up, this is your dude Bullett here. The time is 7:01 here in Haiti and let me tell ya today was a doozy. I will get to my day soon don’t worry but first I am going to tell you how to tell who is typing this. When I (Bullett) type I will be using normal font. When Maddux types he will be using BOLD. Anyways I just want you to know how to differentiate between our two brilliant minds. Here is Maddux…
Wuz guud yall its maddux and I don’t wanna use arial rounded mt bold font bc I don’t follow the rules.
*BOOM BOOM BAM* I wake up to gunshots whizzing all around our dorm. Just kidding Al woke us all up saying we have 15 minutes till breakfast. He said it like 15 times so we all made fun of him for it, it was funny. After making fun of Al I got up and dressed myself in the finest material. A green pair of shorts, a green shirt and my green chacos. They called me GREEN MAN. I will probably be wearing this same outfit for St. Patrick’s Day so Jody’s kids don’t pinch me.
This morning we ate some Eggs and let me tell ya, THEY. WERE. GOOD. AS. HECK. After that we took off into the wilderness to gather some sand. As the leader of the Blue team small group I gathered up my troops said good bye to my friends and we went to get the construction site. It was about a 15-minute drive. We were a good half hour into work when out of no where this JERK of a rock fell on my leg leaving me hurt and alone. (ALSO LAST NIGHT WE ALL GOT IN TROUBLE FOR NOT GOING TO BED I THOUGHT ID LET YALL KNOW)
I thought I broke my ankle/ leg but in actuality I didn’t. Tori told me she didn’t see any blood or bumps so it wasn’t broken. But it really did bleed and there were bumps, just not severe bumps. I rested for a few minutes then got back to work. We (pretty much just me and not my team) shoveled two truckloads of sand back to the mission site. I was beat. We ate lunch and now I will let my main man MDAWG tell you about his day.
Maddux and Bread and Lex did clinic today. I cleaned some nasty ears and it was great. I love being in the clinic. Being in an environment where people are tangibly being helped is the best. I’m super in to medical stuff and helping out with that side of ministry was awesome. The meals today were a struggle. I don’t partake in the eating of once-living animals, unlike the other savages on this team. For lunch, we had spam pockets. For din din, we had meat sauce on top of noodles. But you know waht boi son girl homie? I’m bloody making it. I AM MAKING IT. I AM THRIVING. I AM A LIVING TESTEMENT TO THE LEGACY OF BEAR GRILLZ. Starfishes are real. HERE IS BULLETT.
I forgot to tell you what we were having for lunch, it was chicken and some kind of Haitian hot pocket I was super late to lunch so I didn’t have much. Regardless we moved on to VBS. Also by the way Heather and Craig McCue, Hayley says hi and she misses yall dearly. She is doing great here and loves it! I took a quick 5 minute nap and I would share my dream with yall but it would probably take 3 or 4 pages to tell you about it so I wont. VBS was great Jake and Alyssa taught the kids about good touch and bad touch and Tori taught about how Jesus died on the cross for us, it was a moving message.
Today is the last day of VBS and all of us Americans have our group of Haitian kids or just one kid that we have been hanging out with so it was really hard to say good bye to all of them. My homie John Mark Wesley has been by my side for every VBS so obviously instead of walking him back to his house I carried him back to his house. I forgot he lived so far away so I pretty much died. But it was worth it seeing him be so happy. Love that guy hope I get to see him next year or sooner. I think we’re all just going to stay another week so sorry parents if you think your child will be back in America in four days. So Hayley, Averie, Brad, Tyann and myself walked the kids back to their house and the other Americans walked the other kids back to their homes. So we walked the kids all the way back to their house and then I am pretty sure we walked into a random house with a couple kids and I asked if they had a dog named Susan.
They didn’t have a dog named Susan. So we left, said goodbye then realized none of those kids lived there. Imagine if that happened to you in America you’d probably overreact and think the people were on drugs. Okay I am done for now here is maddux. OH for dinner we had American spaghetti yee yee. And amber led worship. Jody spoke a word of message.
This, my friends, is maddux martin. VBS was awesome. It was the last day of VBS in the mole. It was a good one though. We did a talk on good touch vs bad touch and we also talked about some other stuff. It was a good talk, but it was hard knowing the reality of these kids’ lives. Abuse runs rampant in Haiti and it’s definitely already present in these kids homes and lives. But, we poured into them as much as we could and showed them good love and that was all we can do. Love them. Miss them.
8:27 PM: after a long day I type this message to loved ones, friends, family, random people who clicked on my mom’s facebook post and the many strangers. I contemplate my thoughts as our small group is going on. I’m honestly not paying attention as much as I should be but this blog isn’t going to type itself. I really am just loving it here as per usual – oh by the way mom- I got stung by a wasp yesterday and I think I have a cold and a rock fell on my foot – it was pretty big – and I think I might have ringworm – but it’s all worth it because these people here are so special and make me so happy.
I can’t imagine spending my spring break any other way and Jody and her team are taking real good care of me. So don’t worry about me I am living… not just living. Thriving is the word. We all love it here and I love all these people that are with me. If you are reading this know that you should help out and support Jody and her team in anyway. Also you should come to Haiti and see what all the buzz is about cause let me tell ya… its buzzing. Anyways peace love and happiness. I am gonna bussssa phat chill with all the homies now so thanks for reading this. Lex is gonna proof read this and what not.
Yo word up!!!! Its lex here now. Aside from a raging chaco tan, and a thousand feet blisters im doing pretty good. J Today I woke up early enough to get a shower in before breakfast. Breakfast was goooooood, we got eggs for the first time today and they tasted like heaven. I worked in the clinic today with Maddux and Averie E. I helped get prescriptions together and I also got to paint all of the lovely women’s nails. They love it and so do I. Painting nails is always a good time. OH YEAH- and me and the kids waiting at the clinic blew bubbles and that was a blast.
Today was the last day of VBS here and walking the kids home and saying good bye was hard, honestly. I’ll miss those lil baby angels. WOWIE I have learned so much from the kids here, I am so humbled. Being here continues to blow me away every single minute. Being in the word and being surrounded by amazing team mates and team leaders is incredible. We be out here spreadin da loooooove. I love people so much, and I love all of you.
Also- Mom, Dad, Anna, Austin, Aiden, Aspen, and lil Asher Kale, I LOVE all of you endlessly and I cannot wait to see you. Give all the dogs kisses for me.
Other people’s comments on Maddux Lex and Bullett’s blog
To Heather and Craig McCue- I hope you’re reading this!! I miss and love you all and Maddy so so much and just wanted to let you know that I’m doing fantastic. I can’t wait to get back to Lubbock and see you guys a few weekends from now and share all that I’ve experienced with you. To Sharla and the Manale family, I love hearing your comments and am so excited to see you this upcoming week!! Just wanted to give my family a shout out as we are halfway through the week. A part of my heart now belongs to Haiti and the Mole. Love, Hayley!
To Mom, Dad, Jason, Jodie and Payton- I love you all so much and miss each of you more than you know. Mom and Dad, I’m only slightly salty you haven’t written yet (Jodie/ Jason make sure they see this haha) but I know it’s because you think you will embarrass me…. YOU WONT!!! I miss you guys so much. Jason, thank you for your post, it made me feel so loved, I can’t wait to see you! I love you. Jodie- thank you for including me in your comments!!! Makes me feel so loved to hear you are thinking of me. The past few days have been incredible and overwhelming. God has shown Himself to us all in the most life changing ways, and I’ve made so many ‘zomies’ or friends with these sweet kids. Getting to experience life in ways you didn’t think was possible continues to blow my mind and show me how amazingly blessed we all are.
Today, we had to list 3 things that we are thankful and I couldn’t help but think about what you have all blessed me with- love, security, a home, food, even shoes. Honestly, I somehow haven’t gotten tan and its possible I’ll come home even whiter than before, but oh well. The relationships I‘ve built with the children, the group, and with the Lord have been such a huge blessing- keep praying for us to remain present as we become homesick, because I may or may not have cried while listening to voicemails from you guys. Payton, hold down the fort and expect a real cute Haitian gift of some sort, probably made of tin foil. Jk. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. I promise a call is coming your way as soon as I have service, so Dad, make sure Mom hasn’t left her phone in the car/ a restaurant/ wherever. Lol. I love you all. Talk to you this weekend, also my legs are currently being devoured by mosquitos sooooo yep. ADIOS J
Hey mom and dad missing y’all with all my heart!!! I am absolutely loving it here 10/10!! Besides me spraining my ankle trying to show a boy up in basketball.. and also my really bad sunburn on my face (and yes I did put sunscreen on). Anyways give everyone big hugs for me! Can’t wait to see ya’ll! Love ya’ll to the moon and back. –Tori
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