October 25, 2018
We started out Thursday visiting a school and church sponsored by a small congregation in Texas. We were able to color faith based pictures, some of the school artists used some great color choices to help tell the story. We (mostly the teachers and students) jumped rope and once again Team Cody Lost in soccer to this schools talented team. Although the playing surface was rocky none of the team members sustained any injuries.
Later in the day, we rolled through Port-au-Prince to find ourselves at school of over four hundred which was started by a Haitian girl who attended University in the States. She returned to Haiti to establish a school environment with a goal of having 12 kids which would be ideal. God had other plans, the growth to 400+. Through her encouragement and high expectations many of the kids we met and talked to are fluent in English. One of the benefits is also the opportunity to pop into their classrooms to assist in teaching. Unfortunately, our timing was off since they were in the middle of exams.
October 26 2018
Today the team woke up at 5:30 to attend a local Haitian Church to join in their morning service. What struck most of us was the joy and passion shown by the people attending, the speakers and the band. Although, we did not speak the language we felt comfortable worshiping with them. We were also encouraged by some of them, to participate in moving to the beat of the songs, which additionally made us feel welcome.
Then off to one of Healing Haiti’s Schools, that also houses a medical clinic, a bakery/restaurant and family style housing for kids. We had a chance to interact with the kids and get an update on the recent developments in the complex. Later in the day we were fortunate to be able to sit down to some fabulous pizza, french fries and dessert.
The highlight of today was the opportunity to spend time with some of the elders of Titanyen. With prayers, God Songs and some feet washing, we were blessed by the elders love of God and their Joyous responses to our interaction. This truly was a highlight of our trip.