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Haiti 8, January 2013: Sunday Update

Updated: Mar 6, 2022

From Hans, Sunday evening:

Howdy from Jacob’s Well!  The team awakened for an early breakfast feeling much refreshed.  It’s amazing what sleep can do for the body.  After a delicious breakfast which included fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (there is nothing even close to it in the US), we headed to the village church for worship.  There are really no words to express our time with our Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ, but I think it’s safe to say that we are voting that they are leading worship around the throne in heaven.  We sang for well over an hour of the two plus hour service, took communion together, and listened to a message from Tse Guinea’s young pastor, Peter Marc, from Luke 15 on the prodigal son.  This evening, we spent another hour back at the church worshiping together and visiting with the village children.

After lunch, we spent the afternoon doing work projects and getting ready for day camp on Tuesday.  Some of the projects today included:  writing and translating the Bible drama on Elijah, taking an inventory of all camp equipment, prepared crafts and snack bags for 275 Haitian children and staff for three days of camp, worked on counselor training with Haitian staff in the village with Peter Marc, site preparation for activities, including setting up pitball (gaga) pits, and organizing ourselves for camp and work projects. Dinner tonight was a delicious feast of sous ak cabrit (sauce with goat meat) over brown rice and beans.  Haitians know about serious layers of flavoring and spices!

The weather has been perfect with no rain, and very moderate temperatures and nice breezes.  We are all healthy, feeling strong, and encouraging another early night to bed.  Please pray for efficiency in our work tomorrow in preparation for day one of camp on Tuesday.  We appreciate each one of you so very much.  We have felt your prayers and know God’s presence and protection in a very real way.

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