Greetings from Haiti! It is great to finally share some of our experiences with you, as we finally have power to update this blog! Praise Christ!! Since our arrival, we have been to a Haitian church service that showed us what a truly God-run service looks like (lots of worship in many forms and to-the-point preaching), we showed the Haitians a video about Jesus that led to rejoicing and a packed church building, taught school children the importance of hygiene, observed nurses at work in a Haitian-run maternity hospital, and visited an orphanage to teach them about medicines and give them hygiene kits. Of course, these past few days we have also been bombarded by the most joyous and lovable children that I have witnessed and have ever been blessed to encounter. We have also taken time every night as a team to praise God for what He has been doing through us and everything that He has shown us during our time so far. Worshiping God and discussing His greatness with this fantastic team has definitely helped shape my relationship with the Haitians, the team and with God, and I know everyone else can share this sentiment. We are realizing that though our intent was to come to this impoverished country and bless the Haitians, we are being blessed in more ways than we can describe or bless them in return. We know in part that this is because of the prayers we are receiving from home. Thank you all so much!! We are very grateful for all you have done for us and want you to know we appreciate you more than we can express. We can’t wait to share more of our experiences with you, both through this blog and in person when we come home. Be blessed today!!
P.S. The food here is delicious!! I highly recommend looking into a recipe for Haitian rice and beans if you haven’t tried them already. I promise you won’t be sorry! (Hint hint mom and dad. Love you!!