Thursday, July 25, 2019
This morning we got to serve the Elders of Titanyen just as Christ served his apostles, with a slightly updated twist. We washed their feet, massaged lotion onto them and painted their toenails (all beautiful women). We prayed for them and their families and whatever else was on their hearts. In Haiti, not all elders have a support system and Healing Haiti allows outside people to sponsor elders so that they receive a hot meal, water and visits from missionaries and volunteers. Often the elderly are taken advantage of in Haiti and this system helps alleviate some of the common problems they experience. We noticed that many of the elderly have been tasked with taking care of their grandchildren. One elderly woman we met slept on the floor so that her grandchild could sleep on the bed. We learned that we experience the same problems even 2,003 (or 1,927 to be more exact) miles apart – the same hopes for our children, same fears and the same spiritual struggles.
This afternoon we went to the Disney Land of Haiti – Grace Village. This is a beautiful place where there is a community clinic, feeding center, church, school and an orphanage that is set up in family style housing. They have a beautiful playground and basketball court. Down the hill from them is a bakery and restaurant that is creating job opportunities for local Haitians. We brought sidewalk chalk and drew pictures and wrote words. Some of the older kids even drew on some of the younger kids heads and arms and Dan's beard. We might not share a common language but we like to laugh at the same things.
Jezi renmen eu – Jesus loves you!
Dan, Tiffany, Ed, Amanda, Logan and Candice
Words of the Day – nasal gas, smoked, 82%, universal, togetherness, calm, timing, whole heartedness