Today was our first day at work in Haiti. We started our morning with prayer, devotions, and reflections at the prayer rock on the mountain and watched the sun rise on the mountains and on the ocean. It was a beautiful sight and no pictures could do it justice.
Our team split up for the morning and some of the team worked with the Potempas in the dental clinic and the everyone else walked a couple beautiful miles through tropical brush and streams to the next town over to minister in a school/orphanage. We saw 350 students and taught them how to wash their hands properly, brush their teeth properly (we even gave them toothbrushes and toothpaste), and we did a skit about Zacchaeus and transitioned that story into the Gospel message. After that we took a short break for lunch then headed to the cafeteria to serve food to the chidren. After all 350 students ate, the village children were let in to eat too. The children loved us and enjoyed us being at their school and teaching them about health.
In the afternoon, once the team came back from the school/orphanage they went straight to the dental clinic to switch places with those who had been there all morning. The dental team served over 100 students from the Lifeline school today. The people who left the dental clinic and those who could not help there went to the storage room and helped sort boxes. After that we all went to the warehouse and continued to clear it out for all the supplies. The storage room is taking up classroom space so clearing out the warehouse is important.
We are really enjoying our time here and growing closer together as a team, as a community here in Haiti, and sharing the Gospel with hundreds of people daily! We feel like a huge family already! We have a busy week ahead of us, pray as Jon and Tricia teach an English class tomorrow, teams are going to two different schools, and the dental team continues to work here in the village.
Blog by: Tricia Gadomski
Pictures by: Tricia Gadomski