Look out, Haiti! The Christ Family Church short term mission team has arrived. Keep reading to discover the challenges they overcame on their first day along with the families that have already touched their hearts.
Hello friends! Our first full day in Haiti was just that: full. We woke up bright and early to a delicious breakfast prepared by our great Haitian cooks. It wasn’t long before we piled into the back of the truck and were off to the home where we would spend our morning. We arrived at the home where we would lay concrete floors ready to go; however, we arrived before the gravel. We spent this extra time playing with kids, blowing bubbles, xylophone-ing, and playing with the parachute. Ryan, Logan, and cement guys really had a blast entertaining children and themselves with the parachute.
Everyone enjoyed playing with the parachute
“Xylophone-ing” with the kids
The gravel arrived just as the day was beginning to heat up. Play time was over (except for me -Abigail) and it was time to sweat. Everyone formed a line and started passing the heavy buckets. It wasn’t long before we all got into the flow and had the rhythm down! We quickly filled the four room house with smooth concrete floors.
We drive back to the MH4H compound and ate another delicious meal! Then we packed pillow cases full of beans, spaghetti, and chicken flavor cubes. This pillow cases was accompanied by a big bag of rice that wouldn’t fit inside it. We took these five bags to five different families throughout the community. On this food distribution journey, we met and prayed for some amazing individuals. The first family was a family who had lost their home and had a troubled relationship. We prayed over them and had long conversations with them. The next four families lived in a separate community and each student had the chance to pray for a family as well as to introduce our group. We visited widows, grandmas, children, and parents. All the families were very grateful for the food provided to them as well as for our prayers and we were very grateful for the opportunity to meet such loving people.
On our way home, we stopped at the home of a little boy who had surgery just a few days earlier. We deliver a new chair for him to sit in while he heals. While we were walking back to the truck, the sky opened and it started to pour. After a day of sunny heat, we were all so relieved to be blessed with God’s gift of cool cool rain.
Visiting Wiskerry after his surgery
Upon our return to the compound, the rain had let up and Joslyn, Logan, and Kade began a game of fútbol with some local kiddos. The sun set as we turned in for bible study. We closed our day with 2 Cor 8:1-8 and fellowship. <3