Thankful for friends

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Before I talk about Haiti, I just want to say thank you to all of you who encourage us, pray for us, support us with gifts, etc. There is no way we could be here if it weren’t for everyone’s ongoing support and encouragement. I can’t say thank you enough. Some days are hard and frustrating and it is so encouraging when I get an email or text or FB note from someone just when I need it most. Please don’t think those little things go unnoticed. Some days they are what keep me going!  I wish I could send out thank you cards to each of you, but its a little hard to do that here.  Love all of you!

This week the desk that Roberta wanted built for a church school she supported were finish and the first 20 picked up; the remaining 20 will be  picked up next week.  The desk are made for 3 children to sit at one desk.  They turned out really great and we have reports that the kids love them!

Building desk

Building desk

building desk

building desk

building desk

building desk

building desk

building desk

finished desk

finished desk

Truck loaded with desk

Truck loaded with desk

I am always a little intrigued by how they make charcoal.  A very large tree fell down after what looks like being struck by lightening,  They had chopped it up and now making charcoal.  Here is the pile before starting the burning process.

charcoal pile

Mornings in Haiti are beautiful.

sunrise morning

Our bible study is growing on Wednesday afternoons. We had 16 this week and it was such a blessing to have everyone participate and ask really good questions. Please continue to pray for this study that we teach good biblical principles to these young men and women and that they truly seek God in their lives

Some good scriptures to remember from my devotional this morning.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29“

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). 

As I shared on FB this week, some days are very frustrating for me.  I am used to being able to get up and go and get things done.  That includes being able to jump in my car and go.  It is very hard to describe how challenging it is to not be able to do that.  I just want to go to the store and buy some bibles.  In order to do that I have to have a driver and go 3 hours.  Of course that is not feasible unless we are already going to PAP.  Then when we get to PAP many times you find out there are protest going on and we can’t go. Some days it drives me a little crazy, LOL.  It is such a different world from what we are used to where everything is within 30 minutes of where you live and you can go by yourself and be finished doing 2 or 3 things in one hour.  I guess God is teaching me to be patient and learn that His timing is best even when we feel we are trying to do a good thing.

Continue to pray for our strength, endurance, wisdom and guidance from the Lord.

Blessing to all of you my friends!

 

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2 thoughts on “Thankful for friends

  1. Terri Elliott

    Thank You for the faith you show through good times & Hard times. May God continue to find workers such as yourselves to continue blessing Haiti. Terri E. (fbcuc)

  2. First, love love love those desks! They are BEAUTIFUL! I love seeing Jameson and Kenson and the boys working so hard to complete them! They did an amazing job.

    Second, I just stinkin’ love you! I love your open heart and your willingness to stay. I love that you are still saying “yes” to God even when it’s hard. The days are not easy, and many days are beyond frustrating. I remember questioning so many times, “Am I actually supposed to be here?” Your faithfulness is being used by God to display his glory-there’s no doubt. Even in the mundane and day to day, you are submitting faithfully to the Lord’s plan. Seeing these pictures makes me miss you and Belleau so much. Praying for you right now, friend. Love you so much!

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