Saturday, October 12, 2019

If I had to wrap our day up in one word I would choose heavenly..

The morning began with a beautiful sunrise at 6am. Roosters roosting, goats bleating, and a nice breeze on the balcony while most of the team slept in a little later.

Every morning the Haitian staff from Healing Haiti trickle in before most of us are awake and they begin making the most amazing breakfast from scratch. When I say from scratch I mean fresh squeezed papaya juice or passion fruit, scrambled eggs with chopped up onions, peppers and tomatoes, freshly chopped up avocado and bananas, oatmeal made with condensed milk and cinnamon, and pancakes. We all sit down and do a morning devotion with prayer to get the day going. We surrender the day to The Lord.

As the day got going our serving opportunities were somewhat limited but God had us get creative and serve at the mission house. Team 1 invited us to join in on what would be a piece of heaven on Earth. God had led them to become the hands of feet of Jesus to the Haitian staff that so selflessly serves missionaries week after week. They are so used to serving us that some were reluctant to receive what had been prepared for them. They received facials, a mint for their mouth, massages, foot rubs and hand rubs while Tommy played the guitar, Danielle as our drummer and the rest of us brought praises and worship to the Lord. We sang some songs in Creole and forced pampering on people who received facials and massages for the first time in their life! Although it was difficult to get them in this vulnerable position most of them did not want to get up once they got comfortable. They were extremely thankful and made fun of each other a little bit. What a blessing and honor to serve those who take such great care of us while we are here. They drive us, translate for us, cook, do our laundry, plan our trips and protect. This staff has been amazing and we've enjoyed getting closer with them!! To see all ages, male and female, different cultures and colors come together and love one another as Christ loves us is nothing short of heavenly!!!

The rest of the day we spent in fellowship at the pool mingling and getting to know other members of the team. Bonds have been made. It feels like one big family down here!!
Mesi Jezi

Friday, October 11th

God is so relational. Yesterday morning our teammates assisted with helping the ladies make breakfast. Our team and the kitchen staff enjoyed time together working as a team in creating a meal and building relationships. God offers rest.

The Lord then offered us some down time to rest and wait on Him for His plans for the day. God is able.

God is able to open some paths that seem closed. By late morning,we were able to visit the community center. We played several games and did a number of activities with the kids. The most fun was when the kids painted on us as opposed to us face painting them. God refreshes His people. After returning to the guesthouse several members on both teams walked to a nearby hotel for a refreshing dip in a pool.

Thank you, Lord, for making a way to serve others, for your provision, and for being so good to us.