Update from Haiti

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We are in Port-au-Prince this weekend with numerous errands to run and things to be fixed at the mission house.  Internet seems to be a little better today so I am hoping to post a few pics.

First, here are just a few from when Resurrection Baptist Church was here. I still don’t have the link to get all the pics that everyone took.

Sarah and I both needed haircuts and when we picked up the team at the airport Oleta aka Bee was in my vehicle.  We were talking about how we had been praying for someone that cut hair and she said “well I used to many years ago”  we were so excited!!  We both got great haircuts! Thanks Bee!!

Sarah and I were both excited that we could get haircuts!!

Sarah and I were both excited that we could get haircuts!!

Karen became my kitchen helper and she told me it was funny because she really didn’t cook.  Well I put her to work and she baked some really nice muffins.  She was amazed:-)  I am wondering if she has baked some at home yet??

Karen showing off the muffins she made

Karen showing off the muffins she made

At Roberta’s orphanage, while we were touring the facility, Don stopped and started helping some kids with their homework.

Don helping kids with their school work.

Don helping kids with their school work.

While on the mountain they had many kids activities planned including bible stories with crafts and of course lots of singing.  It makes me smile now when I am in the kitchen the kids will be outside singing one of the songs they learned – so sweet!

Kids having bible stories and crafts on the big porch

Kids having bible stories and crafts on the big porch

Dolly (the nurse for both weeks) is 3rd from the left.  She is here with some of the staff at Bon Repos.

Dolly with the Bon Repos staff.

Mirray, Edlene, Dolly and Judith

Group picture

Group picture

On the last day of the trip we took each team to the beach for a day of relaxation.  The water was beautiful and clear.  Everyone enjoyed the day and we had some good Phase 10 games.

Pastor Don jumping on trampoline at the beach

Pastor Don jumping on trampoline at the beach

Relaxing Day at the beach

Relaxing Day at the beach

Also while the last team was here I mentioned we were helping some babies and I wanted to update you on how they are doing.  Nathanaelle is now at a home that takes care of children called HIS Home for Children.  Love the people there and they are equipped to take care of children that need help and they are close to the hospital, both are things needed with a small preemie.  Good news is that I talked to Chris yesterday and Nathanaelle has gained almost a pound since she has been there, PTL!! Please continue to pray for her.

Here she is waving at us at the hospital

Here she is waving at us at the hospital

This was taken a couple of days after she was moved to the children's home.

This was taken a couple of days after she was moved to the children’s home.

Another little baby, Jonathan (it is not spelled like this but close), lost his mom when he was 15 days old.  His grandmother brought her to us and asked if we could help her because she didn’t feel she could adequately take care of him.  She wanted to know if he could also go where Nathanaelle was at least until he gets a little older.  So that is where he is for now as well.  I cannot imagine the heartbreak of this sweet lady.  She brought me a picture of her daughter, she was a beautiful girl, I was terribly sad for her loss.  Please pray for Fransique Manita and her baby grandson, Jonathan.  He is such a sweet baby!

Fransique and Jonathan

Fransique and Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan

It is hard to believe that I have been here 4 months.  It has been really busy!  I wish I could say I am getting fluent in the language but that is not the case.  However, I do know a lot more than I did when I came.  It will take this old brain some time and thankfully my Haitian friends are patient with me:)  The other night little Tata was at the house and it was time for him to head home before dark when a thunderstorm rolled in rather quickly.  So we had him stay until it was over.  I gave him some food and water and then he sat in my lap and proceeded to fall asleep, God has given me a special love for this kid!

Tata

Tata

“You are the light of the world  like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket.  Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:14 -16

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Update from Haiti

  1. Nana Phyllis

    Sounds like things are going really well! Praise The Lord! Tomorrow will be our last day at South Hill Bible church for a while. We will visit Foothills Community Church next weekend and Mike will start preaching the following Sunday. We don’t know how long the interim job will last before they call a new pastor. Looking forward to mediating more believers in this area! I know you are getting so excited to come meet your new grand baby when she/he is born. Looking forward to seeing pictures!! Also talking to you!

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