Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We came back to the site for lunch, and it was absolutely delicious. It was fried bananas, things that looked like mini hot dogs, and coleslaw. Yumm. Since we had finished our job, we had the privilege of going to a local village to play soccer. First we walked through the village saying, “vini zweue futbol!” (probably misspelled, oops), which means, “come play soccer!” So we spent the afternoon playing different games like soccer, volleyball and basketball. Also at the end we shared testimonies with the kids and did our famous Good Samaritan skit.
It was and continues to be a huge struggle for us not to just bring things to kids, especially necessities like food and water. Once we got back, some visited the orphanage, some the market, and others enjoyed their refreshing three-minute shower. Then it was dinner time! We had rice, gravy, and a mix of a whole lot of vegetables and meat, which was possibly goat. Then we walked/slid down the huge hill to the open air church. Listening and singing along was amazing, even though most of it was in Creole. It was one of the most powerful things for us to sing “Our God” in English as the Haitians sang it in Creole. Team devotions were then held on the roof in the pleasant breeze and view of the sky.
We ask you to keep praying for us as we continue here in Haiti.