Today was a crazy crazy day. We made great progress at the school - pouring columns, finishing walls, and even begining the new roof! The rain storm was unbelieveable and the nearly 4 hour journey home was quite an experience. The team has been excellent. I try and take a break every few hours to take a few pictures and see how the team is doing. During every break I noticed the same thing - Carol laughing, playing, drawing, reading to and teaching children. Carol does not speak Creole - but language for her has not been a barrier at all!
Her spirit is amazing, and as Rob and I discussed the day we made the same comment - she is childlike in her spirit. She is just so absolutely thrilled to be amongst these children - so overjoyed to be serving in anyway possible. Her spirit and joy are infectious -- and her love for these children is genuine. What an amazing thing to witness - and what a blessing she is to our team. She is truly like a child that has just been given the most wonderful of gifts ------ bubbling over with joy to rush out and share it and show it to everyone she encounters. Inspirational.
Mark 10:15...."whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child does not enter it.
Many of our team memebers are building special relationships with children, the workers laboring along side us, and our various hosts. You'll need to ask Bill and Denise about their amazing connection today. As a team we are accomplishing a great deal - and the hand of God is certainly guiding us.
Welcome to our Blog
We're glad you checked into our Blog. Our team is very excited about our trip and we hope you continue to follow our blog and share your thoughts and encouragement with us. Meet our team:
Joe (leader), Mary (boss), Bill, Kathy, John, Bill, Denise, Fern, Heather, Julia, Lisa, Rob, Carol, Tom
We will be working right outside of Port-au-Prince. The school at Rue-Frere in Petionville. This school is operated by Pastor Sannon and his wife. The couple does not have the financial resources to operate the school - never mind the resources required to repair the damage left by the earthquake and subsequent termite infestation. This faithful couple is struggling to make ends meet and is unwilling to turn children away.
There is vast unmet need in Haiti. Hunger, disease, and political unrest continue to be the norm. We hope to bring just a small amount of relief, hope, and love into the lives of those we meet.