Monday, April 9, 2018

We've Arrived

Larson/Olson Team

We have arrived safely and settled into our place we will call home for the next week.  We have come from all over, from Florida to Minnesota, Colorado, Michigan and Canada.  16 Women who love the Lord, and want to serve with open hearts.  It has been a great day getting to know one another, and giving praise to our Lord.  Great start.   Pictures coming.........
Everyone is exhausted, stay tuned....

First Lutheran Church Day 8

 Travel Day.

We made it safely to the United States!! We are waiting for our next flight home to Minneapolis! We leave Atlanta at 10:20pm and arrive at 11:58pm to Minneapolis!

We have had such an amazing and moving week that we cannot wait to share our stories with all of you!

Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for praying for our team and following our blog. Stay tuned for when our trip photos and videos will be presented.

God Bless you all!!!

First Lutheran Church Day 7

Sunday, April 8th, our last full day in Haiti! 

Today, we started the morning with Worship at Church on the Rock.  They asked that we not take pictures (even Lisa obeyed the rule this time) so I will describe it the best I can.

The auditorium was filled with local Haitians and visitors with so much energy! It was addicting and moving. All were dressed in their Sunday best, and all were welcomed.  You would look up and see so many hands and hearts reaching up praising and worshiping our Lord together. I think I saw Jane raise her arms. (and a tissue) It was a moving morning as only God can do.

After Church we rode out to Carries, Haiti for some fun in the sun at Wahoo Bay. It was a great opportunity to replenish our bodies, mind and soul for our trip home and the days ahead of us. A well needed renewal, and God gave us a perfect day for it!   Hallelujah!

Brandi showed us her "can do" attitude once again as she ventured out of her comfort zone and did some snorkeling with the team.  Just the fact that 13 of us all went on one old fishing row boat is enough to gather one's courage.  (Josh, I sure hope you got the glue off your foot from the boat.
Another lesson learned; remember to check out the equipment before starting to barter the price.)
I think I saw a mother-daughter kayak race; Kara& Lori definitely earned first place and took the hardware home!  Elise requested a new partner. J   Bodi was “King of the Raft” until Emily& Rachel joined.  Nothing can stop those two when they are together. 💗