Bon Soir (Good evening) from Haiti! I am writing here on Tuesday evening as we come to end of another wonderful day. We are sitting around the table in the volunteer quarters sharing stories from our day including our two “adopted” teenage team members (Emily & Julia) who have joined us while their dad prepares to teach with Joel this week.
Today was unique because we split up today more than in the first few days. Joel and Tom left early this morning to drive 4 hours north and see the site of the Living Water well that Trinity Church sponsored. The whole school of 60 children and a dozen other from the village came out to thank them with a song, words of thanks and prayer. It is a national school, but the Christian Principal was very happy to pray with us and let the children sign a hymn to us. Then, we also got to travel to the local team headquarters for Living Water International and visit an active well drilling site to the work in progress. It was a blessing to see the people’s gratitude and the change in their sanitary conditions as a result of the clean water, and it was a greater joy to give God the credit and make sure the people heard that. But, even a flat tire coming home was a blessing as Joel & Tom had some precious time to just play with adorable some local kids along the roadside.
The ladies on the team were even busier back at the UCI campus. They began the day with a long list of projects to be done to bless the missionaries here, centered around some organizing of a cache of school supplies. They also prepared over 50 bags of rice and cooking oil for food distribution tomorrow or Thursday and taught an English class to 2 sets of 1st graders. Then, because it was the Haiti Day of Prayer, they gathered with university and school students and adults to pray for Haiti. Karen even got to homeschool Kerri Mompremier so that Kristie & JeanJean could focus on the day of prayer.
God continues to bless our efforts and we continue to be stretched as we make ourselves available to what God has in store!
Posted on Wed, November 13, 2013
by Tom Green