Haiti Update- Day 1

13 07 2011

These will all be typed on my iPhone. Please excuse the errors.

I think we are all running off of about 17 minutes of sleep right now. Our flight arrived early this morning and our team got to experience traffic in Haiti. It took us around 4 hours to get from Port-au-prince to Leogane and there was not a dull moment the whole time.

We pulled into the orphanage and were immediately greeted by tons of children. We all hugged each kid probably 15 times and began to settle in to our new home for the next week.

We ate our first true Haitian meal and spent more time with the kids as we prepped ourselves for a long day ahead. We ended the evening by singing a few songs alongside our Haitian brothers and sisters and are currently in the midst of small group discussion. It’s been a great day and our students are really stepping up. They know this isn’t a vacation an they’re ready. Oh yeah, IT IS HOT!!

Prayer requests:
1. Pray we stay hydrated and continue to take good care of ourselves.
2. We’ve had a couple upset stomachs and headaches, but students are doing a good job letting us know when they aren’t feeling well. All the while, their spirits remain high. Pray they stay that way.
3. Pray for the rigorous day ahead! Painting, planting, and VBS. Let’s go!!

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7 responses

14 07 2011
Rich Y

One word….. Awesome!
Abundant blessings to everyone. 🙂

14 07 2011
John Roush

AWEsome first day…praying for all to see Christ in everyone you meet and that His light will shine brightly…

14 07 2011
Lisa Harris

Thanks for the update. I hope Amanda is feeling better. Love you guys… thank you for all you do. God bless!

14 07 2011
Valerie Westbrook

Okay, now we know what exactly to be praying about. Thankful you are all safe. Sleep well and may the Lord strengthen you for the day to come. God bless you all….Hugs~Valerie

14 07 2011
Jay Foulk

Love you brother! I am praying for you guys and I am proud of you.

14 07 2011
Ginamarie

Praise the Lord!! We are all praying for you!!

15 07 2011
Josh Jonas

Praying for you all!
“Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is never wasted.” 1 Cor. 15:58

I love this verse. Everything that you are doing in the Lord is never wasted. Every hug, smile that is given, game that is played and veggie that is planted is never wasted because you are doing it in the lord!

Josh

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