Team from Claude, Texas, Christmas in Haiti and then back to the US

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Well December flew by!  The first week in December a team from Claude, Texas came.  What blessing they were.  It is so neat how God sends just the right people for the jobs we need completed.  They worked on windows, painting, building beds and numerous other things!  Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures.

Bible story with the kids.

Bible story with the kids.

Hiking up behind the houses

Hiking up behind the houses

Painting

Painting

New hairdo

New hairdo

After this team headed out we had to start getting ready for Charly’s wedding. (see previous post about wedding)  Then our son, Austin and his wife, Courtney, came to spend Christmas with us.  Needless to say it was a different kind of Christmas, but was great to spend it with them in Haiti.  We went down to the church to see what the kids did to celebrate.

Christmas at the church

Christmas at the church

We baked and decorated some Christmas cookies which were enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Cookies!

Cookies!

The kids loved playing games with Courtney and Austin.

Some type of game the kids taught Courtney.

Some type of game the kids taught Courtney.

 

Playing frisbee

Playing Frisbee

Enjoying fresh coconut water

Enjoying fresh coconut water

It was so much fun getting to show them Haiti and have them meet lots of our friends.

Our kids left on the 30th and we followed on the 31st. To say it was a bit nippy when we arrived is an understatement.  My body has had to get used to cold weather, but I have actually enjoyed some cooler days.  It has been great to visit with family and friends and of course seeing little Jake Casey again (boy has he grown)!

He is a cutie!

He is a cutie!

Ernie has had a visit to the cardiologist and will have a heart catheter done on Tuesday.  We are praying for answers so that we can get back to Haiti!  We have two interns that will be heading back with us, they are both education majors.  It will be exciting to see what impact they will have on the kids in our community.

While I was at the dentist yesterday I was looking through the December National Geographic and it had an article about malnourished countries.  It said 52% of Haitians are undernourished, the world’s highest rate. Just a reminder of why we distribute high nutrition food to many of the orphanages and schools on a quarterly basis.  We are praying that more churches will get involved in packaging high nutrition food for these and others who would not eat if it weren’t for these meals.

Can’t wait to see what all God has planned for us in 2015.

Stay warm!

 

 

 

 

 

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