Saturday, November 2, 2013

Update from the Mission

Genesis 9
12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. 16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

We have arrived here at the mission and settling in quite nicely. It took us some time to arrive between the traffic and a couple of accidents that had to be cleared out of way. But with the promise of God’s rainbow guiding our way I knew He was with us and right where we needed to be.
Helene, Samoan, and Madam Pastor, were here to welcome us and had prepared us dinner, mac and cheese, plantains and breadfruit. It was delicious!    
Our second day was mostly spent trouble shooting things that were in need of repair and doing some unpacking. It was nice to wake up with the children arriving for school. Some playing on the playground, others singing and laughing with the chickens, goats, and geckos chiming in.
Today has been really quiet. It is a Haitian holiday here so the schools are out and all the workers or off. The people in the village started with singing and prayer at church early this morning then everyone loaded up on the bus and went to visit the shut-ins and the ones that were sick.
Looking forward to meeting our team that will be arriving here in just a few short weeks.
 Until then blessing to all, Teressa