by Kevin Bolt, MH4H trip participant
The morning started at 4:30 to head to Mount Pignon for our hike to the top. Pete was unable to go along due to a PET meeting with John Robert and others from Rotary, but the other eight team members all made it up safely. I was so proud of that “over 60 crowd” who kept climbing even when the terrain was steep and the huffing and puffing got louder! It was amazing to see God’s creation from the top of the mountain and the tower and being able to see in every direction for miles and miles. Singing the song “10,000 Reasons” while we were up there was also huge highlight!
Pete had an excellent meeting with the Rotary members and John Robert about the possibility of a grant to get 100 PET units to the country and how they can be distributed. Please pray for God to continue to open doors in this area and thank Him for John Robert and all the legwork he has done to make this happen. He and Carol were also able to visit another young boy in Pignon who was a recipient of one of the PETs which was very gratifying.
Our morning continued with a fun experience (at least as fun as shopping can be) of buying some items from ladies who had set up a little market in Pignon. We know our families have sacrificed many things with us being gone for 9 days, so it was great to be able to show some appreciation for them in purchasing a few gifts
After another crazy bumpy ride back to Savanette and an excellent lunch (a big shout-out to our cooks for the week), the men were able to complete all the projects that they wanted to, including getting electricity to the guard house and finishing the window canopies. The ladies also wrapped up their painting projects which was a good feeling for them. On a side note, the ladies said they saw many little feet outside the gate this afternoon probably wishing that there would be another day of Bible school.
The day was capped off with a time to share on the roof-top with the brightest stars in the sky that I have ever experienced. It was so cool to start the day with a magnificent manifestation of God’s creation and then to end the day with another awesome show. It was group consensus that although we know there is so much more to do here, we are ready to see our families and bring back this passion to serve others both to them and to our church family. We are so thankful for the leadership that Dave provided on this trip and could feel that our entire trip was bathed in prayer. Please pray for a safe trip to Port-Au-Prince tomorrow and a good flight to Miami as we begin our journey home. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers during our trip.
Want to read more about this team’s time in Haiti. Then start back at their first day in Haiti by clicking here.