Tuesday, December 10, 2013
From Handwriting to Painting
Yesterday was our first work day on the mission center and our objective was to begin painting the interior. Upon arrival we had a few minutes to take the beautiful mountains that surrounded us and took a tour of the school, children's home, church and the future mission center. We also spent some time with a group of local high school kids, they have exams this week and they were eager show and read with us in English. Their journals are packed with notes and as is typically the case their handwriting is very good. Once the paint arrived we jumped and began painting. Every person from our small team of six had a task and did it well. Before too long, one by one local help began to trickle in to the mission center to simply help. One thing you cannot deny is the work ethic of this culture. And today we saw it from the handwriting to painting. Of course, school was in session so we got to see, love and speak with many of them. Since we have two kids of our own on our team they were of particular interest by the Haitian children. They were especially interested in the braces on their teeth. We will continue painting throughout the week and building relationships along the way. Last night, we had a long reflection of the day and discussion on the history of Haiti. It is important to note, that despite the setbacks and devastation that have hurt this nation over the last couple of centuries, there is Hope. You can see it in there eyes, you can see it there efforts, you can see it in the progress all around. We must continue to reflect Jesus, we must continue to make disciples, we must continue to help provide an education to the children the Lord brings to our ministry. Why? Because, Each One Matters.