Friday, December 16, 2011
It's has been another great day here in Haiti. Our team has done an amazing job at serving in different ways. We went back to work and began the process of painting one of the boys rooms. This room is pretty big and has taken a lot of TLC to get it to the point of being ready. But, when we finish the room the boys will have a safe, clean, mold free, and newly painted room. Pray that this room would be a safe place and a room that is filled with love. We got to mix up all of the tasks that we did throughout the day. Someone got to drill holes in concrete for rebar and help tie some metal support columns. Some people got to carry 5 gallon buckets that they filled with gravel and sand and carried them down a set of stairs to a room where another group helped mix concrete and pour a new support wall for a room that was damaged in the earthquake. Other members of the team helped break away concrete blocks to make a place to hang new metal windows that will be hung tomorrow. Some of the ladies we're able to help wash a lot of dishes that were from a lunch of 150+ pastors/ church leaders. 4 of the guys got to unload a dump truck full of 100lbs bags of cement, it was really have and exhausting. The day ended with the best part, we got to spend time loving on the boys. We played games, sang songs, practiced English, and built some great memories. It has been a blessing to get to see progress In such a short time. We are being blessed beyond measure by our Haitian friends. They are spoiling us with amazing food, and sharing so much with us. May we continue to share the love of Christ and be his hands and heart to these people. May we be open to all that god is teaching us and look for other ways to serve.