Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We will ROCK you!
What an awesome day! We woke up sore and tired from a hard day yesterday but God gave us the strength we needed throughout the day! We moved three truckloads of rock before going down hill to haul more rock up the mountain! Jeff, Clay, and B (aka Braxton) were at the bottom of a rock wall lifting rocks over their heads to Alex who sent them up the line where we placed them for the men who were constructing the wall. Several of us were also running cement up and down the mountain to fill in between the rocks! We talked a lot about the wall we are building today. We talked about how the wall is made of rocks of different sizes and shapes but they fit together to create something needed and useful. In the same way, the Body of Christ is made of all different kinds of people that God uses to do his work and spread his love! Also, we are building the foundation out of bigger rocks and in the same way we build out faith on Jesus, our firm foundation. The wall will offer protection from evil just like putting on the armor of our faith can protect us from evils and temptation. Playing with the kids at school today was a blast as usual! Jen was able to witness one of the boys reading out loud! Just last summer he was struggling and needing to repeat his grade. It is so neat to see those who have been before interact with the kids and be called by name! At one point we were working and the kids were watching and singing VBS songs from last summer! By the way, they love to sing and dance when you ask them! It was so cool to sing songs that we all new and could sing together! We also sang the worship song that we learned in creole, with some of the older boys. Jean Alix, Mylene, and their children have been so much fun to hang out with when we are at the house and the ladies who cook for us are always smiling! All in all, another great day! We continue to see evidence of God's work in our hearts and in the lives of those around us! Today is the halfway mark on our trip but pray with us that the end of our trip will not also be an end to this chapter of loving and learning in our lives! Go is not finished with us and the work in Haiti will continue! Praise God for his faithfulness and blessings!