Friday, April 22, 2011
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
What a great and productive day! We spend the whole morning and went to several market vendors, a store like Home Depot, another store and a vendor who refills propane and all together - managed to get everything we needed to bless Well Being orphanage: 2 big storage containers, 6 huge bags of rice, 1 big bag of beans, 4 huge tubs of butter, 4 jugs of oil, 4 jars tomato sauce, 10 tubes of sausage, 4 huge packs of a bunch of smaller packs of pasta, 2 large bags of cornmeal, 3 propane tanks for cooking with a hose and attachment for it, 2 rat traps (yes, they have a rat problem) and a bunch of rope and a huge tarp big enough to cover the entire tent that houses 30 kids so they won't get wet every time it rains! And we went and delivered it all and got the tarp set up. Julian was a rockstar and him and our driver and translator got the tent fixed with new rope and then put the tarp over and it was the perfect size. Total God thing! So thankful to know these kids will not have water pouring in on their beds at night anymore. They still so desperately need a permanent structure but in the meantime, it was great to provide the tarp and some food to last for awhile. We will get to go back on Friday. Love those kids so much. They were hanging all over us today - just wanting love and affection. We got so many hugs and kids holding our hands and just wanting to be near us. I just wanna take them all home. We have all fallen in love with these kids. One of the older girls - absolutely beautiful sweet young lady - told Lynelle who speaks French to tell me that I am the one she loves. So sweet. I see so much intelligence and beauty in each one of these kids. I just want a bright future for them. Please keep praying for all of these children - they so desperately need our prayers.
Tomorrow we go back for our 2nd and last visit to Children's Household of Tomorrow orphanage in Port au Prince where we went the first day. Excited to see those kids and I know we will be sad to say goodbye at the end of the day. Can't believe it's Wed already.
Our dear friend Daniel will be with us the next 3 days. And our other friend Sylvestre was able to be with us half day today to help us shop and also on Tues and again on Fri. And our friend Stephen hooked us up with a precious tap tap driver and translator who have both been so great with the kids and our team. I am always blown away by how it all comes together. The Lord is so good!
We have a great team - what a blessing each one is - so neat to see how the Lord brings a group of people together with different giftings and talents and how he uses each one together on a mission trip. I love it!