We were excited to welcome our first Construction team of the season this week! Ron and Linnea Shick along with their team of seven greatly impacted the community we were able to serve in. We had a wet week with lots of rain..but even through the rain, God’s power was displayed to us. It seemed whenever we needed to work the rain would hold off, but when it was time to eat, it would pour! It rained every night we were there, but when we woke up to begin working, the rain would stop. God provided enough time for the roof, benches, and extra ministries to be accomplished.
Thankfully, it didn’t take too long to get moving again
After arriving on Saturday, the men began building trusses and the ladies started on the benches. That evening we were also able to share the Jesus Film with the village. We pray hearts were turned to Him through the film!
We made twenty school desks for them!
Mandy and Gab drove through the rain and mud to join us for Sunday worship!
This little boy loved his whistle! Although the rain kept many of the kids from attending the kids club Sunday evening, the ones who traveled through the mud had a fun evening! Thankful for the ways the team planted the seeds in the lives of these young children.
Monday afternoon the ladies on the team held a conference for the women in the village.
As part of the gift the women received, each were given a Haitian songbook. They were SO excited! This particular lady was so precious. As she walked out of the church with a huge smile on her face, I hardly even noticed the muddy shoes she held in her hand. No doubt her life is hard compared to many in this world, but by the joy in her eyes, you would have never known!
Tuesday was a full day! As part of the team finished the roof, the rest of us held an eye clinic! We were able to help over 400 Haitians receive a pair of reading glasses.
Chloe (Scott and Mandy’s 2nd daughter) was one of the four who could speak creole and help find which glasses would be best. She did an incredible job!
Words can’t describe the complete joy on this women’s face when I gave her a pair of reading glasses! As I handed her a Bible to read, tears welled up in her eyes as she read the bible for the first time in years.
After the Haitians received their prescription, the team helped them choose a pair of glasses they liked.
Rain, Rain, RAIN! I had to post one of these:) They prepared our meals in these small classrooms.
- A beautiful morning after the rain stopped!
Finished! As we were placing the last few pieces of tin, we all watched as the sky grew darker and darker. We were all praying the rain would hold off so we would be able to finish. The rain began pouring down as the last nail was pounded in. Of course we got wet while we put the tools away, but God answered our prayers and held the rain until we were done and off the roof! Once again, HIS perfect timing!!
We are praising God for his faithfulness during this first team. The Jesus Film, kids club, women’s conference, and eye clinic were wonderful ways the team reached out to the village. We appreciate each member of the team that gave their time, resources, and love to come to Haiti and be apart of what God is doing here.
All Glory to HIM!