It’s a gorgeous day here in Cap-Haitian. Although, there have been riots in the streets of our beautiful city and we have been confined to our compound for two days, it’s given me plenty of time to get needed things done. It sounds like things are beginning to settle down a bit, although we’re not quite sure if we’ll make it to Petite-Anse for church tomorrow. It’s usually a day-by-day thing here in Haiti and one has to make the best of it.
We had an excellent time last week with our team from Goochland, Virginia, headed up by Pastor Mike Hennigan. Mike shared several times with the students in our Bible College and everyone was tremendously blessed. Pastor Mike was also our special guest speaker for the 29th Anniversary of our main church in Petite-Anse. The ladies spent two days working with a group on craft ideas and it was a very rich time with our women, plus one man. It was fun watching this tall, lanky guy sitting in a student’s chair laboring over creating paper flowers and placing them on a card. (Wish I had a picture of that one!) The group learned to make coffee and sugar scrubs as well. We also took a day with the team to visit our second church/school plant in Belle-Hôtesse. School pretty much shut down when the team showed up. The children were so excited that the teachers gave up teaching their lessons for that day! The team handed out candy to this school as well as to the one here in Sainte-Philomène.
All in all we had a wonderful time and we enjoyed the fellowship as well. There was lots of laughter around our table. We were all scheduled to take our last day and go to the beach on Thursday, but the team flew out a day early when things started heating up in the country. Thankfully, everyone arrived home safely.
Thank you Victory Christian Church for sending this wonderful team to us!