After two days of traveling, we are in Haiti! We arrived in Ft Lauderdale around 11 last night and finally headed to our hotel around midnight. Luckily, our next flight wasn't until 1 today so we were able to take our time getting back to the airport. After a 30 minute delay to our flight plan we were on the last leg of our journey.
We were picked up from the airport and made the crazy drive up the mountain. Once we got to Pastor Jean Alix's house, our home for the week, we found a unique service opportunity waiting for us. The youth Sunday School class at the Guibert church is going to visit the juvenile detention center and bring each of the 135 residents a care bag. Each of these bags have hygiene items, a snack, and a bible in them. This is a great opportunity for the boys in our home to share the love of Christ in a tangible way to kids their own age. For many of our children, had they not come to our children's home, they would have quite possibly been in the same place as these kids who are living in the center.
We were able to help one of the older boys at the home, Asten, pack each of the bags.
When we finished with the packaging, we ate the most amazing meal. The Paul family always treat us so well and show such fantastic hospitality.
Travel days are always hard on everyone so we are already heading toward bed... Here are a few things to pray for:
1.) Jeff is preaching in the morning at the Guibert church. Pray that the Lord gives him wisdom and guidance in what to share and boldness to proclaim His truths to the congregation.
2.) Pray for the boys' outreach tomorrow to the detention center. Pray that they would shine the light of Christ as they go. Also pray that this service opportunity would remind them and affirm the Lord's strong hand of provision for each of them.
3.) Pray for all of us to get some good rest tonight. Pray that our Sabbath would be restful and a time of giving our upcoming week to the Lord.
Thanks for all of your love and prayer support. We appreciate you!