by Cassidy Mejia, Development Coordinator in Haiti
Cassidy (left) and Heather (right) smile in front of their soon-to-be home in Haiti!
Greetings from Pignon! We are happy to report that we have been in Haiti for one week and are both healthy and doing well. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us as we have been away.
Our days this past week have been very busy. We went around Savanette to sign kids up for the Thrive for 5 program that will start in September, as well as the after school program that will begin in October. It has been a lot of work, but we have also had time for lots of laughs and memories that we will hold on to for a long time. We have greatly enjoyed working alongside our fearless leader, Woody Cadet, sharing our input with him, and learning from him. It has been great these past few days to learn to work together as a team as well as begin to grow a solid friendship foundation.
We are really looking forward to getting the programs up and running. Going to Savanette and signing kids up has been a very overwhelming experience. I was reading 1 Thessalonians 5 this morning, and I am making it my prayer for the days ahead. “…encourage the disheartened, help the weak, and be patient with everyone…always strive to do what is good for each other.” (v.14-15). I hope and pray that our smiles have been encouraging to the people we have been meeting and that they will greatly benefit from these programs.
Sometimes it is hard to be patient with the language barrier and the noise that is all around us when we are trying to sign kids up for the programs. These verses were very encouraging for me -praying that we can rejoice, pray, and give thanks to the Lord always, because “the One who calls [us] is faithful.” (v.24). We have experienced such an abundance of the Lord’s faithfulness this past week, whether it was a cool breeze, or a brief moment of silence amidst all the chaos and noise.
We trust that the Lord’s work here in Haiti is good and that He will be faithful to complete it. (Philippians 1:6). We are so excited and blessed to be a part of the Lord’s work here. God has so richly blessed us so that we can be a blessing.
Thanks again to everyone who is praying for us. We definitely see the Lord’s providence here. Thank you for all of your love, support, and encouragement.
Bondye beni ou (God bless you)
Cassidy and Heather
MH4H’s Youth Program Coordinator, Woody Cadet, helps the girls sign kids up for the Thrive for 5 program.