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Tuesday, We slept in this morning, and had another work day. Kaden and Jodie and Twyla worked on campus. Kaden built wooden trucks to give to the local boys, and he made one for his little brother. Jodie started her morning by varnishing wood for the chairs at the new school, she also helped Twyla cut pieces for diapers.
The rest went to Pignon to distribute carts. The first was a pull cart that we gave to a gentleman who was using a wheel chair and it was very hard for his wife to push him up and down hills on the rocky soil. Then we brought another pull cart to an older lady. We fit the cart to her, had her daughter test drive it and prayed with her. Then she and her daughter told us that she was hoping for a crank cart. She thought she could handle that. So Christy called someone who had a cart in the neighborhood and she tried it out and was successful! So after lunch, we brought her a crank cart and she really “cranked” that thing with determination! It was a very touching moment to see her not settle to be pulled around, but get out on her own! That reminded me of the statement, “do the hard thing!” There are so many hard things you see in Haiti but so many show us how they rise above their circumstances with determination to press on and do the “hard thing”. We all can learn a lesson in going from our comfortable place and “do the hard thing”.
Kaden, Tim, Jodie, Harold, Twyla, Pete & Carol