Today was supposed to be a day of rest and time to get organized. We did do some of those things but we also did a lot more. This morning we got to tour the campus including the finished second story of the elementary school and the filled-to-overflowing dorms at the university. Those of us who were here last year were amazed at how many things had changed and improved. Mark, one of our team members from Westgate, ended up teaching an impromptu science class to eager college students hungry to learn.
This afternoon, we visited two nutrition centers to take pictures of the kids for Trinity’s “Bless a Child in Haiti” Christmas project. What a blessing to us! At the first center the two Haitian leaders took all the pictures while we played jump rope with the kids, tried to teach them tic-tac-toe, helped them with coloring pages, and took dozens of pictures. The second center was out in Labok, the same town we were able to bless last year through the Haiti Christmas project. Both Tom and I were able to meet the children that we sponsored last year! And while the children at this center were at first hesitant to engage with us, at the end we had a time of spontaneous praise and worship singing favorites like, “Father Abraham,” “Jesus loves me,” and “Praise ye the Lord” complete with arm motions and lots of laughter. We will get to run a VBC for these same kids later in the week.
Many thanks to all of you who are praying for us! We are all healthy and in good spirits. - - - Karen Miller
Posted on Sat, November 9, 2013
by Karen Miller