Day 3: today has been a great day. We are really tired but amazed beyond belief at how good god is! The day started of a little bit earlier and was followed by an hour drive up and down the mountains to some church members from Marotiere but they actually live in the village of LaGrene. The village is about a 2 mile hike off of the main roads up and down the mountainside. We had to carry in all of the supplies in, including water and food. Once we got there we were tired but got right to work. Thankfully some Haitian friends carried all of the wood and metal in. We learned that the house we were working on is for a man named Woohlah and he had been in the process of building a house for him and his soon to be wife when the earthquake came and collapsed all of his hard work. So they delayed their wedding until they could have a house to live in. This couple is amazing and always makes sure the neighborhood kids are fed. Today about 15-20 kids showed up for a plate of rice and beans and jean alix, our pastor and connection in Haiti, told me that they do this often. We finished the house and they told us that they can now get married And will now be married by the end of the year. Amazing. As we finished up the house we invited the family in to pray. Danny prayed for them in English and jean Alix prayed in creole. It was such a cool experience. When we finished Woohlah's father spoke to us in creole and thanked us so much for what we did and for god sending us to him. He want on to say that he was sorry he had nothing to give us but would pray for us and ask god to bless us. This was so humbling and truly meant alot to us.
We then left this house had a quick lunch where we were serenaded by some neighborhood girls who were so happy to see the "blancs" that they went and changed into their Sunday best dresses and sang their hearts out. After this we went on another hike up the mountain to a house that overlooked a beautiful valley. We worked on this house until we had to leave. We were able to get everything finished except for the metal on the roof. We will go back and finish that house in the morning.
On our hike back we were struggling and tired but made it. Jeff got to drive us home because our driver had to go into town earlier that day. He did a great job and is becoming a true Haitian. Tomorrow our goal is to finish the metal on the one house and do another complete house.
Pray for our strength, energy, and stamina. The terrain, altitude and pace is kicking our butts.
Pray for the new village we will go to tomorrow.
Pray for great and renewable rest.
We love you all and cannot thank you enough for your prayers. They are working and we are seeing results.