Yesterday, we didn't fly out of Haiti until 5:35pm so we decided to use our time to serve the church in Agape. They had their huge Anniversary Celebration today (Sunday) and they needed some help getting things setup. When we heard this we were happy to step in wherever we could.
When we got to the church, neither our Pastor or his wife were there. We quickly found someone who immediately put us to work.
First, we helped clean the church. Because of the Bonne Anneè service on Thursday night, the church we pretty dirty. Each person who walks through the door brings a significant amount of dust in with them. Everything needed to be swept, dusted, and mopped, so that's what we did. Even the instruments on the stage needed to be wiped down (as well as the stage). This involves getting buckets of water from the cistern, not only to mop with but also to clean the mops with in between buckets. It's a pretty in depth job.
Agape is a huge church with lots of chairs, so it took us quite a while to get what we needed done, but we finally finished our tasks.
When we were done, we went to one of the stores to grab a sandwich for lunch. Once we got back, it was finally time for the baptism service to begin! Laurie Paul (our Pastor's 15 year old daughter) was getting baptized, as well as two of her cousins. The girls had been to countless classes to truly understand the meaning of baptism, so they were ready. They were baptized along with 25 others. It was such a special thing to see and definitely one of the highlights of the trip. To see a ministry that we partner with, living out Jesus' command to make disciples was truly breathtaking.
As soon as the service was over, we booked it to the airport. We were running a little behind, but because of our frequent flyers, we were able to skip the lines and had about 20 minutes to kill before we boarded.
We landed in Ft Lauderdale, waited for our hotel shuttle and ordered really gross pizza at 10pm. We woke up early and started our journey home at 6:30am. We are currently landing in Dallas and will be back home by 2:30.
Thank you so much for following along with what the Lord has done this week. When you see us, ask about it. There is only so much I can write in this blog and so much happened this week. Ask us out to coffee, invite us to share about the Lord's good works. We were humbled to be a part of what He's doing in Haiti and want to thank you for joining in with us.
What a way to start off the New Year... It's gonna be a great 2015!