We hit the ground running with this New Year, since our first team came in on January 1st, and things are switched up a bit here, too. Brent and Alisha headed to the States right before Christmas for a couple months as they await the birth of their first child at the end of January, so we are blessed to have had Ed and Julie Sanders join us here in Haiti again to help fill in the gaps. Alisha usually takes care of this blog, but in her absence Bri and Leah will be filling in.
We enjoyed having the Ohio team back once again. One of the highlights of the week (for both the visiting and hosting teams), was the devotions we had nightly. Everyone was asked to share on the verses we read, and because of that, the devotions made us reflect and apply it to our lives.
During their week here, the team built roofs for churches in both Dory and Rhe. We love watching the teams work together. Everyone has a place to fill. No matter what their talents were, the team members helped out where they could.
Whether it was making the trusses,
or lifting the trusses,
or preparing for the tin,
Or putting on the tin,
or making and painting benches.
Because everyone did what they could, everything went smoothly, and we got the roof done without accident. It is amazing how God knows who to put on a team, and if someone doesn’t know how to do something, someone else steps up and helps out. It’s also cool to see watch the team, even though everyone has different talents, work together like clockwork. Praise be to God who is the only one who could make that possible.
We also had fun. Whether we were working or eating or sitting and talking, we were having fun.
Because the team got done early with the jobs we had lined up for them, they were able to help Scott do a few things around the Construction Department, which included (but was not limited to) hanging gutters for the Yordys and Walders and installing fans at the guesthouse.
We so appreciate each person that comes down on our teams and the willingness they have to step out of their comfort zones and to give of themselves for others.