Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Haiti Day 4

We spent the day at the orphanage again. It was a very busy day for the men and a slow day for the women. The guys worked on building forms to pour concrete on top of the walls that we finished yesterday. The girls were going to be in charge of mixing and pouring the concrete, but the forms were a slower process than expected. So we didn't get to mix or pour concrete. Instead, we were runners for the guys. If they needed nails, we got them. If we needed boards, we got them. If they needed a tape measure, we got them. You get the picture.

But we spent a lot of time standing around. We were getting a little discouraged because we weren't feeling very useful. Until school got out. We have a professional photographer on the team who does nothing but children and family photography. After the kids got out of school, we got them all together and took individual pictures of them. We are going to develop them and send them back to the kids so they can have a picture of themselves. They've never had anything like that.

That was the best part of the day. Seeing those kids faces when they saw their picture on the viewfinder was worth a million dollars. And one of our translators, Jay, was so awesome with the kids. He got them all to smile so big by tickling them and teasing them. He is going be a great dad someday!

Tonight, a few of us went up the road to a missionary's house for a Bible Study. What an amazing experience. The Trimbles have lived in Haiti for 31 years. They have an incredible ministry here. Their future daughter in law works for Thirst No More, so that is how we have gotten to know them. I can't even begin to describe what it was like to worship in a house with missionaries from all over the United States and different countries here in Haiti. It was beautiful. A glimpse of what Heaven will be like. The most amazing thing was that God spoke to me in such a very personal way. It was an ordained meeting. Someday I will share what it was about, but for now, I will just say that God is faithful to keep His promises. He has been teaching me that and speaking that truth to me in several different ways over the last few weeks. Tonight was just another time that He has assured me of His plan for my family.

Capping of a beautiful night was driving down the hill in the back of the truck looking up at the stars. Unforgettable.

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