Today was a great day! I can't believe that tomorrow is our last full day in Haiti. I wish we could stay here longer, I feel like our journey here is just beginning.
The dental team saw over 100 people in the clinic today. They finished up the school students in Barbancourt and are working so hard to serve the people.
The other team went to two different schools in the morning and saw over 200 children. We did our presentations and our Bible skit. When we were finished at the second school there were two men who were filled with questions about Christ and what it means to be in the family of God. It was inspiring to see their hunger for the things of God.
In the afternoon we went back out to an orphanage. The orphanage was very poor and Lifeline is only able to provide dry food for the kids there. We were able to bring them toothbrushes, toys, and dresses. We got to play with the kids for a while and they were so sweet. They loved us playing with them and holding them. Some of the kids were very skinny and malnourished. The church just got a new roof and got their walls fixed. The girls dorm is made from plastic and is very, very hot inside. There were only two beds and we were told that most of them sleep on the floor. This trip to the orphanage was very special for Joshua Schaefer. He and his wife, Mimi, are currently in the process of adopting two children from Ethiopia. Today they found out that God has provided the money, through grants, to bring one child home. They are still trusting God to provide the rest of the money and they know it will come. Today we rejoice with them as they anticipate the arrival of their precious children!
We have started watching the students play soccer in the evenings, it is fun to go out and cheer for them and talk with the other spectators.
Tonight we are having a real Haitian meal, I'm not sure what is being cooked, but it sure smells good!
Continue to pray for us as we minister to more schools tomorrow and share God's Word. Pray that when all is said and done we can feel confident we gave all we had to these people. A local orphanage director we spoke to yesteday thanked us for bringing God's Word to the orphanage and told us that helping each other is what it is all about. It is always about helping your neighbor in need and showing God's love always. j
Blog written by: Tricia Gadomski
Pictures by: Tricia Gadomski