So. Yeah. Friday’s during Haiti VBS are nuts! Reason being…the kids all expect us to give them presents in the last day. We certainly has our share of soccer balls (about 50) and various other things…but when you have a couple hundred kids that doesn’t go very far. Chaos is a good word to describe […]Read More Haiti Day 5 = Chaos (and Bools)
I think it would be safe to say that we’ve all experienced a wide variety of emotions these last few days. Joy at seeing the smiles, laughter, and hi-jinks of the kids; bewilderment at how things got this bad and how we can best help; a dose of conflicted aggravation from being asked for money, […]Read More Haiti: Days 3 and 4 – All In It
One of the things I am liking the most is the chance that we have every night to sing together, be in God’s word together, and share what is going on in our hearts. Last night Alex challenged us from Matthew 19 that we desire most of the time to be first in yet Jesus […]Read More Haiti – Day 3 – It Begins
Welp, after a time of worship and a word last night from Psalm 1, most of us slept pretty well. It is H-O-T. Personally I don’t think I’ve ever sleep-sweated like that before, unless I was breaking a fever. (Oversharing?) Still, with 3.5 hrs of sleep on Friday, a sweaty 8hrs felt great! After breakfast […]Read More Haiti – Day 2: Orphanage, Churchnp, and…Oh yeah…the Citadel
This is the view from the veranda! It is a beautiful mission house and a beautiful breeze and keep things nice and cool! Praise God we had problem-free travel! Everything was so smooth. We are is settling in to the house here at Deep River Mission. We are looking forward to tomorrow where we will […]Read More Haiti – Day 1: We Made It!
I’m still trying to wrap my bald head around the events of this week, on a few levels. Today, my son graduates High School…which just can’t be as he was just 2 years old yesterday, watching Toy Story 1 and 2 (back to back on DVD), sitting in his Elmo chair, with his blanket and pacifier. […]Read More Haiti 2015: T-Minus 3 Days
Well. Today sure had a different feel! The kids in the town we hyped up today! There was lots of yelling, and even more than the usual pushing and shoving. It’s hard to describe the feeling of there constantly being hands all over you, pushing you, pulling you, yelling at you, asking you for a […]Read More Haiti. Day 8. Chaos. Mayhem, perhaps?
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is our last day here! Today was Day 4 of our 5 Day VBS/ESL and we are really starting to develop relationships with these kids. The craft today was personal little chalk boards that some of the kids then wrote “I Love You” and our names on them! We […]Read More Haiti Day 7
Day 6. Yeah. It’s safe to say that while we definitely aren’t losing enthusiasm for these precious kids, we are feeling the drain a bit! Several of us are battling I intestinal “things.” Please pray for us to get on the mend quickly. Today’s VBS went very well. After singing (wait til you see the […]Read More Haiti Day 6
Day 5 in Haiti, Day 2 of VBS. Today we started in the courtyard with singing and a great message from the Word from the one, the only John Voigt. John challenged those who were listening that God is aware of their physical needs, but there is a need that is greater – our spiritual […]Read More Haiti Day 5