Today was a nice relaxing day off before our cross country trek begins. We were able to spend some more time at the boys home, talking and playing. Stephanie made her first trek to the base of the moutains where the river (really more of a small creek) has cut a deep valley. Saturday is laundry day and the river was crowded with women and children.
This evening we had the priviledge of preparing dinner for the Paul family. JeanAlix Paul is our partner here in Haiti. He is a pastor, church planter, ministry leader, business owner, and visionary. Together with his wife, Mylene, and their two children they are working hard to change their country for God's glory. Today alone, JeanAlix has officiated a furneral, led both a discipleship class and a new believers class, managed his business, and performed a wedding. It was an honor to be able to give just a little bit back to a family that gives so much.
I will be preaching in the morning. Pray for me as I share God's Truth. As soon as church is over we will begin our journey Northeast to Ferrier. Pray for us as we travel over the next several days.
I am grateful for the day of rest we had today. The pace of life here is so different than my normal pace and it does my soul good to slow down and just be present in the moment. It was a joy to be able to talk, laugh, and dream with Stephanie today. I look forward to new experiences, places, and faces for her in this country that we have both come to love so dearly. Someday, when we are very old, what great stories we will have to tell of the journey our Savior called us to take with Him.