Monday, May 14, 2018

Karen and Kara (Traveling day--Day 1)

This morning started off nice and early, as we met at the airport at 3am. People were tired, desiring food and coffee, and were ready to sleep on the plane. After finding out that Delta now stops you for food in your bag, going through security was smooth but we had a couple of people who ended up having to get their bags checked. But no worries, because then we all made sure to wait in the line at Caribou for a little under a half an hour till it opened at 4:30am and we all got our caffeine. Flights to Atlanta and to Haiti were both on time and very efficient!! And NO-ONE WAS LEFT BEHIND; I'm blessed to say all of your kids, sisters, brothers, parents, etc have all made it safely. Once we got to Haiti we got to not only experience driving down here which includes ZERO stop lights but we all got to ride in a "tap tap". If you don't know what that is, it's for sure something different and very memorable (ask your loved ones about it). Tonight we all arrived to the house and got assigned our rooms. As some of us explored the area a little, dinner was being prepared by our wonderful cooks Ulta and Phaunis. For dinner we had walking tacos and boy oh boy was everyone excited to eat. As dinner came to a close we had the honor of having our missionary come and speak to us about the culture and some rules while we are here. Now the REAL fun stuff happens!! When everything was cleaned up we were set to go meet the boys and girls next-door. A few of us journeyedK over there and tried to play soccer with some of the boys... They were all way too good for us, but hey.. we tried!! We also communicate with them in Creole, we danced around, listened to their music, and just dove right in. Haiti is such an incredible culture and we are all so thankful to get to spend this time with one another. The wrap up of the night was sharing a word of the day and worshiping with one another. The word of the day is something that is said EVERYDAY and at the end of the day we go around and share our 'word for the day' and then explain why we chose that. The words for tonight were: Patience, Long, Excited, Eager, Open, Transformation, Joy, Power, Still, Hope, Present, Play, Family, Breath-taking, here, and Play. Worship was led by no one other than Jon: Worship was very powerful. Everyone was completely surrendering to the Lord tonight. God is so good. The song that we ended everything with was "So will I". PLEASE PLEASE search it and listen to the lyrics. Today was just a traveling day but you can already tell that this group is starting to become a family. We may all be of different ages and backgrounds but we have all come to connect with one another through the love of God. Stay tuned for Water truck day tomorrow (:
John 17:22-23: "I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one--I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."