Let me introduce you to Fabnise, my wonderful, giving translator. She is an answer to my prayers! She joyfully translates my teaching with energy and a smile. Having her translate as we pray with the moms is always a powerful time. She is a trained teacher as well, and takes the time to make facts applicable to the mamas as we teach different topics. Her main role in life is a wife and a mother of two cute little girls with another little one coming in Novanm (November)! She has many anointings that she uses to give God glory in her life. One of them is her gift of singing worship. She has an astounding and worshipful voice that causes those of us listening to be brought into the presence of the Lord. I am thankful for her heart towards Jesus and her heart to serve with me here at Many Hands.
Pictured above is Fabnise reading to the children. They absolutely love it!
Herby, our driver, takes us down dirt roads and sometimes through mud puddles to get to the other centers that are about 2-4 miles away.
Thirteen preschool and grade 1-3 teachers and the principal were part of a celebration of learning after completing the Lead Like Jesus course (level 1) over 5 months. This course helped participants better understand the heart, head, habits, and hands of a leader by looking at how Jesus led his disciples. The teachers were enthusiastic about receiving a certificate and a new personalized journal to record their reflections and spiritual journey.
As part of the last few lessons, teachers and assistants were asked to write up a personal mission and vision statement and their core values. Here is a sample:
Wilnide. My personal vision is a world where we teach the kids the Word of God, teach them so the nation can be changed and so we will have a new Haiti. My perfect world is to lead others in a good path.
Shedeline. My personal mission is to work with the kids so tomorrow they can be someone with value in the society. Give them education and good explanations so they can know that they are the hope of the future Haiti.
Shedeline. My personal values: Patience, love, and integrity.