Hey y’all it’s Tyann! We had a very long but GREAT day today We all got up at 5am and took boats to Kapafu. After a 45-minute boat ride, we painted nails, prayed, talked to people, did a VBS, and also had coloring competition with them. We took three boats to Kapafu and on the way back, I ended up on the fast boat and we quickly left everyone else in the dust and beat them all back (haha suckers).
After lunch with did our last VBS with the kids of the Mole. I was in the group that did crafts and today we colored pages with rainbows on it. It was so cute to see how creative these kids are and how excited they get to color. It was sad it was our last day of VBS with them, but we had a great three days of loving and sharing Jesus with them.
After VBS some of us did swimming lessons, some painted the orphans’ bedrooms, and the rest of us went to the beach. We are finishing up our night by finishing up the movie ‘Sing’ that we didn’t get to finish the other night due to a power outage that took over the block… Also Al is awesome (he told me to say that lol).
Erika here! It was a bright and early morning here at the Mole. Alarm clocks set for 5am brought our tired, sleeping eyes to barely awake. As each of us gathered up the courage to get ready for the day, we all piled into the boats to head to the joy-filled and well-loved Kapafu.
Having this be my second time to visit this beloved village, it was refreshing to be reunited and see all the kind and loving friends we have made in the past. It brought back a memory of when I realized my first time to Haiti, we aren’t just blessed to live the lives we live in the states, but ultimately live a life abiding and walking with our Father in abundance daily.
When we all finally piled out of the boat from about a 45 minute ride, we all split our separate ways to introduce ourselves. We danced. We laughed. We blew bubbles. We played. We colored. We prayed. We taught a lesson out of the Bible. And then laughed some more. Unfortunately, our time was cut short due to a local funeral, but the time that we had was more than we could’ve asked for.
One of my favorite parts about Haiti is you can give and serve in Haiti, but Haiti really always ends up giving and serving you even more. We made our way back to campus (some more quickly than others LOL #SlowBoatProbs) and had the remaining hour until lunch to play and love on the sweet and sassy kiddos here on campus.
Before we knew it, lunch time came and went. Third times a charm. We gathered all our supplies for our last afternoon VBS at The Mole campus. The rounds of rec, crafts, skits, bible lessons, and singing songs started up once again on its per-usual hour and a half. We then said our goodbyes and took a deep breath.
We had finally hit the evening downhill stretch that we were all low-key waiting for. Five went to go teach afternoon swim lessons. 5 others went to go help and finish paint a room we all have been working on on campus for the kiddos! And for me, I took me, my two sweet friends Maddie and Tyann, and my very swollen feet to the beach. For over two hours. It was beyond amazing. After our self-care session, we washed up for supper.
Nothing like a home-cooked chicken dinner. We then got to go break up into our small groups where we get to discuss what all went on and what we experienced that day, in a smaller setting. Being a leader for the trip, it’s been beyond a blessing to talk through each person’s daily experience here and hear their hearts. It blows me away of how much we truly learn from each other and even more so how amazing and refreshing it is to see a lightbulb go on in someone’s heart.
Since arriving in Haiti, a thought of what the difference is between selfishness and selflessness and how there can be such fine line to what falls under what category has hit my heart pretty hard. Praying through areas of my life where I need to redirect my purpose and where I could improve even more to advance His good, good kingdom here on earth.
As we each wrap up our night, I send out a huge thank you for all of y’all that have and are supporting us through this journey and trip. We get to hear y’alls comments each night and can’t tell you how much it means to hear from each one of y’all.
P.S. To mom, Dad, T, K, and Chris: miss y’all so, so much. Can’t wait to hug y’alls necks
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