Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hope all of you had a great Easter. We did. We started Easter weekend by showing the "Passion of Christ" film on Good Friday evening. We had over 400 crowed in, out and around our tent in Pass Rien. We showed the film in Haitian Creole. I could hear the aha's, as light bulbs came on. It was pretty cool to see. The next day during Awana at the Marose church we showed it again to over 100 Children.
As I watched the film, I was thinking how great it would be if we could show a newer version of Jesus' story. One that was correct color wise. One that had a more modern view of the disciples. And I was reminded that it is not the movie or activity that brought food to the table. It was God who called them and it was He who would draw them in. So here I am again learning to lead differently. Please lift us up in prayer as we try to distinguish between what is Haitian culture, what is U.S. culture and what is God's culture.
I also thought that it would be fun for each child to dye one Easter egg and then eat it. It was a crazy idea, but I wanted to let them experience a new and fun activity. And, it was protein in the end.
Ditas home is going well, the foundation wall is complete.
We will have photos at our fundraiser.
Trish's playground is also coming along. We will have updated photos tomorrow hopefully as the retaining rock wall should be completed.
Yesterday our Pastor from Perou was married. Just as we arrived in Perou it started to downpour. It rained extremely hard during the whole ceremony and let up just as the wedding ceremony ended. The mud in Perou is like clay. As you continue walking it just keeps building up. You literally can gather 3 or 4 inches on the soles of your shoes. It is very difficult to kick or scrape off so that you can keep walking. I will post photos of the wedding also. There is a cute one of the brides mother giving the bride a piggy back ride so that she is not covered in mud for the ceremony. Mike preached at the wedding. Pastor Renold's brother, who is also a pastor, led the prayers. Pastor Daniel from our Marotte church led the vow's. And Nathan led the worship. Weddings in Haiti usually have at least 4 pastors.
Today we had our first broken arm. Pretty good for having 60 plus children running around, especially since 2/3 of them are boys, and most of them between 8 and 12 years old. The boy came to us, holding back the tears, Mike took one look at his arm and said "I think we are going to go to the hospital first". He said he "did not want to take any chances". Good call, since it was actually broken. I will put a photo of him on the blog also. Please lift him up in prayer for quick and complete healing.
Mike will be teaching bible study tomorrow in Poteou and preaching again Sunday in Perou. Please continue praying for the people of Haiti, that their eyes will see, their ears will hear and their hearts will trust in Jesus.
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer.