This week continues to be a highly productive week in the life of the Haiti team. We started the week out with a “Block Party”, as we moved over 1,000 eight-Inch blocks from inside the compound to various locations along the perimeter wall. With this complete, we helped take down the form work (324 12-ft poles and 48 pieces of plywood) from the slab pour for the second story of the orphanage. Once the forms were down, we became the “Haiti Pole-Vaulting” team as we stacked all the poles and carefully removed nails from them. With the form work removed and stacked, we returned to the block party and moved over 500 six-inch block onto the second story of the orphanage so that construction on the walls could begin. The team was very excited to find out that once the second story walls are completed and the roof added (most of which the missionary anticipates will happen within the next few months), the orphans can move in! How exciting it is to hear how the work that God has for us to do this summer is getting the “orphan move in date” that much closer!
Evening devotions have become a real highlight for the team. Every evening, after a hard day’s work and a wonderful dinner is consumed, we gather as a team inside “the living room” (the chapel inside of which we place our tents) to sing and have fellowship as a team. The team loves to sing and worship together, and while some are better at “making a joyful noise” than others, all eagerly participate. Then each night, one of the team members shares their testimony with the team. This time of sharing has really brought the team together as we learn so many things about each other, and how God has worked in such amazing ways in each of our lives.
Please pray for us as we have been asked to run the Sunday services next week. This involves teaching Sunday school, running the Sunday morning and Sunday evening services. The team is really excited about this opportunity to sing, share testimonies and to preach. Please pray for us as we prayerfully prepare for this event!
Patrick Brown – One of the things I’ve enjoyed about Haiti is the kids. They are really funny and awesome. One kid is named Tallutson. He is really cute and I love playing with him. He is seven years old and has the cutest laugh. Right now he is sitting on my lap trying to read the English words on this paper. I don’t know what I’m going to do when I leave. I might have to take him with me. We play games, and I’m having fun learning the language.