Haiti, September 11, 2011

Oh happy joy joy, we got up at the crack of dawn and took Chad to the airport and came back to the crib of cribs to get ready for church at Harry’s place of worship. So Jeff, David , Kristen and I headed out to Savon Blonde Baptist church in Croiux de Bouquet . It is always a joy going to Harry’s church. I have been there many times and have made good acquaintances there. Harry asked me to preach this Sunday and I did so under the topic of “vision”. There were several hundred people there. Like many churches through out the world, Harry has dead weight cling-ons. He also has a large number of hard workers that help him with the vision of the church, so as I preached, Harry translated for me.

After church we had the opportunity to give out some dresses and shorts that my Aunt Geneva (Jeff’s mother) and some of the women in their churches WMU had made for the children. These women are from the First Baptist Church of Glencoe, Alabama. We let Harry distribute them because he knew who the neediest families were. It was such a joy to see how grateful they were. It was brutal hot and I had to wear long pants,a button up shirt and shoes..ouch!!! That was painful enough but once you throw in a 110 degree heat index with no relief in sight, you begin to ask your self, are you sure this is what God is calling you to do haha. Not a doubt in my mind. I know beyond all things that he has called me here. So having to dress up a bit and deal with the heat is not suffering at all, it is just a few small inconveniences that we have to deal with. Joe took us back David’s place and we just hung out in the A/C and chilled for the rest of the day. Good good day! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.



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