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Blessings for all was the theme for the day! We started the day with breakfast prepared and served to us by Drake, Doug, Kent, Scott, Brenda, and Sharon. What a blessing! We went to church and Pastor Lumanes a passionately shared a sermon. We understood very few of his words, but the Holy Spirit “translated” for us, and we FELT his sermon in our hearts. The Hope team stood up and sang three praise songs in English, in hopes of being a blessing to the congregation. For lunch, we went to a local restaurant, giving our cooks the day off, and boosting the local economy. Blessings for all.
This afternoon, the team split in two groups, each with 5 bags to share. The bags included beans, rice, bullion, spaghetti, cooking oil, and a Bible in Creole. We visited families who had been identified as some of the poorest of the poor, and families with children who have sponsors on our team. We visited their homes, met their family members, gave them the bags of food and then prayed for them. Dave and Anita got to meet their sponsored child for the first time! The toddler’s eyes lit up when they gave him a small soccer ball, and his mother’s eyes lit up when she saw the Bible! We know the food will be a blessing to them for now, and the Bible can offer a lifetime of blessings! To see the gratitude on their faces was worth more than diamonds or gold.
Blessings. For. All.
The internet and cell phone service has been more sparse than usual, and it’s been a challenge for us to have so little contact with our loved ones back home. Please know that we love you, and miss you. We are happy and healthy, and we’ll see you soon.