The Shoe Fits

Bonjou! Greetings from Haiti! It’s our third full day here in this beautiful country and it began slowly for some, mostly due to fatigue, but picked up speed shortly after 8am. After our Haitian hot chocolate and oatmeal a few headed to the market. There were four team members that got to visit for the first time and although live stock was not what they were looking for, they loved the experience! Once back from town we got started with making sandwiches for the Vacation Bible Camp and fitting the young kids from the local elementary school with the shoes you all so graciously gave. The smiles on their faces, pretty much said thank you!!

Lunch was next and it helped break up our fun filled day. After lunch we were privileged to teach English to a classroom of second graders. They were so full of energy and were eager to learn how to say different emotions like happy, sad, tired, mad and hungry! They caught on amazingly quick. That hour moved fast and before you knew it we were off to La Bila nutrition center for VBC. The kids there soaked up the skit about Joseph and the coat of many colors, the craft, the snack and recreational sports. In the middle of the festivities there was a very welcomed light rain that made the time in the sun bearable! Time interacting with the precious kids ended too soon, but it was time to head back for some needed rest before dinner and meet new friends.

The bunk house we’re staying in now has guests from California, South Dakota and on Thursday, Tennessee. It’s a full house and we love every minute of it. When we started this day we prayed for the Spirit of unity and as Ines, Tom and I reflect back on the day, that prayer was faithfully answered!! Stay tuned to see what God does with our team tomorrow…. Haiti’s national day of prayer! Bondje Beni Ou!!! (God Bless You).~~~Cathie Lockwood.

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