Thursday, June 23, 2005

Singing children arrive back in town!

Wow, I wish you guys could hear the singing of all the kids as they return to their homes today. One of the biggest thrills for them is riding home on the new donated school bus. They are all singing as they cruise back into town, "we've eaten well, we've played alot, Alleluia!"
The best news is that the leaders had alot of work to do last night as 200 children responded to the altar call. Be praying for these young people that their desire to follow God be strengthened.
Last night the American team handed out "glow sticks"...you can just imagine all these neon light sticks floating around in the dark as the children were waving them around. Wish I had pictures of that.
Thanks for your prayers....they've been answered in the responsive hearts of these kids!
Simply coloring a picture is a treat for these children!  Posted by Hello
Imagine helping 490 kids tye dye T-shirts! HE seems to like his! Posted by Hello
Kids in the morning chapel service led by both the visiting American team and area pastors. 200 kids came forward last night to express their desire to follow God's plan for their lives! Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Be praying for these guys as they hear the truth! They live in a rough world . . .and they need to know there is a God they can trust for the future! Posted by Hello
Campers excited for Haitian kid's retreat this week Posted by Hello

400 kids and counting....!

Today was the first official day of kid's camp. Most North Americans would never believe how thrilled these kids are to have this rather meager camp held for them! But it was with great excitement that 5 busloads of children descended to Camp de la Grace this afternoon. A team of volunteers from Ohio is here this week to assist by helping the Haitian camp counselors. The team's role is to teach a few Bible story sessions, lead some puppet shows, lead the craft projects which include tie-dye T-shirts, bracelets from beads and drawing & then just play and love on the kids the rest of the time! Does that sound like fun to you? We've got 400 kids lined up for them.
The only sad thing is there were so many kids who wanted to come but you can only take so many! My prayer the past few days is that we could raise the funds to have some more camps over the summer for the children. The main cost is the food! That many kids EAT alot in 4 days--yet strangely, the cooks tells us that this is their favorite group to serve because the children are so grateful.
Hope these pictures come through!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Alright, Alright....

Alright, so I haven't published in awhile but who's had the time. I'm really looking for a way to publish the best photos, etc. of things going on in our work and life.
But I'm not convinced anyone sees this website, so people better start letting me know...okay?
My good lookin' man....in his formal robes for graduation. He didn't get two master's degrees for nothing Posted by Hello
kindergarten graduates of College de la Grace, Pignon, Haiti Posted by Hello