Sunday, November 2, 2014

Morning in Haiti

November 2

I woke at dawn to listen to the early song of Haiti...mourning doves calling to one another and a dogs quiet bark in the distance. The air feels clean and fresh after another downpour of rain before bed.
Once again, my heart is filled with so much gratitude having had the opportunity to serve in this beautiful country of Haiti. I once had a card with a photo of a hand, in the palm of the hand held two doves. The caption read "we give love and we take love...sometimes at the same time"

Kathy H.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Busy Day in Haiti!

Hello from Port-au-Prince!
Yesterday (Thursday) was quite a busy day for our team. We started off the day with a trip to a metal market called Croix-des-Bouquets. We walked through all the little shops and snagged some awesome finds. It was really cool to see the artisans sitting outside their shops pounding and painting their metal artwork. After a few hours of shopping, we headed out to Grace Village and got a tour of all the facilities. It is an amazing place that has constant projects underway aiming to better serve the community of Titanye and the Grace Village members. We were able to see the new family homes that the orphans have moved into and also saw the construction of a library and additional classrooms. The way Grace Village works with Haitian families, children and elderly is truly life changing and it was inspiring to see it firsthand. After our visit to Grace, we headed down the road to visit an elderly couple Pierre and Lauramise. They were a beautiful couple who lived in a tiny one room house with their children and grandchildren. We were able to pray and sing with them and they were so thankful for our visit and all of their blessings despite having so few material things. Our last stop of the day was Juno's Orphanage. We brought t-shirts for them to paint and they happily got right to work. When they were finished with their fantastic creations, we sang and danced on the front porch complete with our staff member Patrick's guitar accompaniment . The best part of the entire day was watching these children jump, dance and sing at the top of their lungs for Jesus. It was one of those moments that will stay with me forever, a perfect moment of pure worship. We then said goodbye to the kiddos and headed home to the guest house. This was one of my favorite days here in Haiti. It was filled with so much joy and love and left me In awe of God and His people.
God Bless,