Haiti Day 6- 1-1-11
Wow. Words cannot describe our experience. Last night we took part in a Haitian celebration of the new year and the end of 40 days of prayer. We had worked a long day, but it was far from over. We left the house before 8pm and arrived at the church and orphanage. The program had already begun, but our boys were in their rooms so we went and saw them. They greeted us so warmly. Our necks were hugged and checks were kissed. We then went in and joined the service. The only way to describe the service was true and genuine worship. They sang with their whole hearts, danced around the room, let out cries of praise, and read scriptures. It was do great to be apart of this. They took a short break and passed out coffee and tea at 11pm, and then started back up. There were many people who sang solos and group numbers. Our group got to perform as well...it was awesome! The night ended at 4:00am when they served pumpkin soup. Not necessarily what we wanted. We then waited for our ride to show up. We eventually got home at 5:25am where we crashed. We slept til noon then went to the boys home. We got to hang out, play sports and practice english. We brought 2 special treats for them. The first was s'mores. They loved them and had marhmallows all over them and us. The second was a Christmas present. Each of the boys got a bag of goodies which included a bible, sunglasses, a toy car and more. They loved them and it was a blessing to get to give it to them. We are now back at the house for dinner and some team time before bed. We get to go to church tomorrow and spend a little more time with the boys.
Pray for us to finish strong. Pray for our hearts to be prepared to leave Haiti and come back to Texas. Pray for knowledge and wisdom of what to do with the experiences we have had here.