Written by Courtney Nikkel and Laura Nicholson on Thursday, January 8th, 2015
We began our day at the Pella Christian sister school in Ba Savanette, where we administered de-worming medicine, Neosporin, band-aids, and wooden toy cars. We went into each class, with a health agent, Hester, assisting us in describing the proper process in which to take the medicine and even how to use band-aids. (As it was most of the kids first time using band-aids.) After the kids ate lunch, we as a team preformed a skit about Baalam (Matthew Rossler) and his talking donkey (Tyler DeBruin). They all swarmed around the action, grabbing on to every word that Lucia said, with Ebens as her translator. Lucia made it the story more applicable to the Haitian culture by comparing Baalam to a witch doctor. Once done with the skit, we gave each of the teachers a basket full of food and supplies, bought yesterday on our market scavanger hunt. We then brought out the ever so popular parachute, along with; hula hoops, jump ropes, bubbles, Frisbee, and soccer. Watching the kids’ faces while playing with all of us was something that was unbelievably, rewarding experience. Soon it was on to our next activity, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, which the Haitian’s thought was fou (crazy).Getting the bags of stuff all ready for the PC teachers and children. PC teacher bags ready to go.
We then went back to the dorm and quickly turned back around to begin our next adventure. We split up into two teams, each with a Haitian translator, to spread God’s word to those in the area of Sylvan. We also were able to bless the families with bags of rice, beans, bouillon cubes, tomato paste, spaghetti, and cooking oil. Along with the food bags, we handed out dolls, diapers, and dresses. It was bon (great) to see how the faces of each family lit up when we asked them about Jesus Christ and church. We prayed with each family, asking for prayer requests, assisted by our phenomenal translators, Ebens and Wilkin.
We came back to the dorm and had an indescribable worship time, beginning with the Whole In Our Gospel, sharing our rose, thorn, bud of our day, followed by a moving time of singing to our favorite songs, praising God for all we have been blessed with. We ended our evening with a spontaneous dance party to “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Bon Nwit! (goodnight)
Sounds like you are all having a great time! Keep blessing Everton down there and sharing to love. I look forward to reading for stories. God bless!
Wonderful to hear of your adventures in Haiti doing God’s work! Prayers for safety & blessings for all of you! Miss you! Love the pictures of the kids
Thank you so much for sharing all the details of your day! I am praying for you! Miss you!
Great to see the pictures and read the stories about your work! Praying God will keep you safe and bless you as you bless others.
Thank you for sharing your daily activities. It’s wonderful to see how God is working through each of you to bless the Haitian children. I hope you continue to enjoy your time in Haiti and will be praying for a safe return home.
It is so good to read all your activities and how God is using you all in such a way to bring glory and praise to Him and help these people to know the love of God. How awesome can it be to see such delight and love in their eyes! We continue to pray for you all and thankful that you are a deep inspiration in sharing the Word of God to the Haitians!! Love is so great as you share it to others! Praying for a safe return again next week. Hanna – we remember you and will love to hear of your activities in Haiti. Love and prayers, Marilyn Vos