Monday, October 29, 2018

EBC Spring Lake Park Day 1 (part 2): October 29th

Hello friends and family and greetings from the Healing Haiti guesthouse in Port Au Prince! After much anticipation, packing, and prayers, we arrived safely in Haiti this afternoon for our week long trip. After landing here, we squeezed our luggage (most of us like to think we are light packers...I think we’re wrong) and our group of 17 onto the tap tap for a (relatively) smooth ride to the guest house. We relaxed for a little bit before enjoying some Haitian style tacos together in the dining room. We’ve only had a few meetings to prepare together (and some of us met for the first time today) but it already feels like we’re becoming a family. It is so clear that God has specifically chosen each one of us and our special gifts to contribute to this team and serve on this trip. During devotional time after dinner, we had the opportunity to share our spiritual gifts and decompress on the balcony. We went over our game plan for tomorrow (tune in to the blog tomorrow night) and closed in a prayer led by Chloe. We are feeling inspired and encouraged by those of you at home who continue to pray for us. Tomorrow is a big day and we can’t wait to see what God has in store for our first full day of serving! 

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. - 1 Peter 3:8

Anna & Abbie

EBC Spring Lake Park Day 1: October 29th

Our team arrived on a staggered schedule, but everyone made it safely. There are 17 people in our group coming from a variety of states, including Massachusetts, Denver, Minnesota, Kentucky, and New Jersey.  The team brings a tremendous amount of experience both in life and mission work, and we will all learn from each other I am sure.  

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day where we start off at Hope School where we will be doing activities with 150 three and five year olds. The school is located in Cite Soleil which is one of the poorest parts of the Western Hemisphere. The afternoon we will split up with half the group going to the “Home for Sick & Dying Children,” where young children go for care. We will there to support staff and bring a moment of hope for these little ones. The other half of the group will be participating in another activity of service at a nearby orphanage. Looking forward to what God has in-store for us all!