Psalm 107:6-9 "Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."
Wow, today was a rough one for us here in Haiti. God stretched us in ways we never imagined we could be stretched. We started the day delivering water to Cite Soleil, which is one of Healing Haiti's primary ministries. We witnessed unimaginable poverty. However despite the horrific living conditions, we saw children who were joyful and just wanted to be held and loved. We assisted with carrying water, and basically just loved on these precious children of God. As our tap tap approached our stops children come running to us shouting "hey you!" They held their arms up to us, saying "hold him" and jumping into our arms with smiles and ready hugs and kisses. This was awesome!
It was a very emotional day for us. These kids gave us love and hope and showed us what trust looks like.
After visiting three wards in Cite Soleil we went to the Haitian Initiative. This program allows many children to receive an education, and to play soccer. They are also given a meal, which is the only meal of the day for most of these kids. We were able to help serve the meal, which was manna packs from Feed My Starving Children. It was cool to see the end result of all those meals any of us have spent time packing.
Good night from Haiti, please continue to pray for us.
Ronda and Cary