Our team is so thankful for Sunday....a day of rest and a day to reflect after a busy week. Our day began at 0800 am with church service at Haiti Arise. What an amazing experience to watch the Haitian people worship and sing....its alway passionate and very moving. Church including hearing the ladies church choir sing and a powerful message by Pastor Wade Fitzpatrick from Romans 11:28-32 and Romans 12:1-2. It challenged us all to go back to the Link Church and be more bold and passionate about how we worship and serve.
After lunch, we were able to finally hit the beach! After a very hot and humid week...seeing the ocean and being able to take a dip was so refreshing. The beach was very busy today and we were able to interact with many Haitian children, vendors and even blanche peeps just like us!! One of my favorite things to do is interact with the Haitians.....so it was a great afternoon.
After a long hot walk back to Haiti Arise.....we showered and cleaned up, loaded up the vans....and headed into Grand Goave for supper at Mondys! We ate an amazing meal of either goat or chicken....along with HOT coleslaw salad, pasta/potato salad, and plantains.....and of course Coke or 7UP out of a vintage bottle! It was a great time of fellowship with Marc & Lisa, Barry, Roy and the Weyburn team. AND....no Mondys supper is complete with out Marc and Wade having their pop bottle cap flinging battles within the restaurant! You definitely need to keep your head up!
Well that pretty much sums up our day.....its poured rain again tonight with thunder and lightining! Have never seen this much rain fall in all my visits to Haiti! WOW
Pray for our team tomorrow as our guys and Amie head back up to Taipion in the morning to finish the concrete pour (with the Weyburn team helping), Tania and Lacey(with Erica from Calgary who we have adopted into our Link family :) as they continue with child sponsorship updates. Alex, Alana and myself as we prep for VBS at 200pm. Again it will be a hot & humid day for us all.....pray for safety and strength!