Port-au-Prince in Haiti, July 07 to July 13, 2012
We made it!
July 7, 2012 at 08:52 PM
We made it to Haiti! After a busy day of travel, we finally made it to our destination and we couldn't be happier to be here. After landing, we made our way through customs, grabbed our luggage, and then exited the airport. The airport was an experience in itself! We met our staff from PPM (Jim Noreen included), and hopped on the bus. We jumped right into ministry by heading over to Life is Hope orphanage. When we drove up, the kids began cheering. That was enough to send tears to many of our eyes. We walked in the gate and were met by a mob of kids wanting to be held and loved on. We spent the next hour loving on them before we were forced to leave do to time.
Sunday in Haiti
July 8, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Today we woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning in Haiti. We had breakfast, and then hopped on the bus to head to church. We went to church in a community north of Port-Au-Prince called Cabaret. We drove along the beautiful coast as we made our way to a side road that took us through a plantain plantation and on to the Church. We pulled up to the church and immediately saw the effects of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The church currently has no roof, and the walls are falling down. We entered in as the church was just beginning, but because the church had no shade, they decided to move it outside underneath a very large mango tree. This was a huge blessing as it was much cooler under the mango tree. We enjoyed the wonderful church service and were amazed at how we were able to enter into worship even though we did not understand their language. At the service, a few of us were able to give a testimony, as well as special music. Nate gave the message and it was very well received by the church.
Kids Ministry in the Community
July 8, 2012 at 09:07 PM
We had an amazing time with the 200+ kids that came!
Loving on people
July 8, 2012 at 09:08 PM
We have enjoyed building relationships with the people!
Another great day in Haiti!
July 9, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Today we woke up to yet another beautiful day in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. We had our breakfast, and then jumped on the bus. Today we had the opportunity to take part in constructing the wall for the new orphanage. It took about a half hour to get out to the amazing property on the edge of Port-Au-Prince. We pulled up, and jumped right into the project. We passed bucket after bucket of concrete as we worked to pour the band on top of the wall.
Telling the story of Noah
July 9, 2012 at 08:41 PM
The kids listened very well as they heard the story of Noah.
Concrete and Kids!
July 10, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Tonight, we are back at the lodging facility reflecting on a wonderful day. We woke up to our normal routine of breakfast and then hopping on the bus to head out to the new orphanage property. When we arrived, the work before us was obviously. We spent the next few hours passing bucket after bucket of concrete, as well as passing rock after rock for the foundation. Although we are tired, we have come to agree that many hands make light work.
Wednesday in Haiti
July 11, 2012 at 08:39 PM
We are yet to get tired of waking up in Haiti. Each morning we wake up to blue skies, and relatively cool air. Today was no exception. We ate our breakfast, jumped on the bus, and headed out to the new orphanage property/worksite for the last time this trip. We worked hard moving rock, passing mortar, and loving on the workers. It's amazing to look back on all that we accomplished this week. We completed the first section of wall, poured the entire footing for the longest section, and completed half of the foundation on top of that footing. Although we were tired at the end, we enjoyed every minute of the work we were able to take part in.
Playing with the community
July 11, 2012 at 08:40 PM
We were so blessed by the kids in the community.
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Ma & Pa Robinson
Thanks for the nightly updates! Andrew and I look forward to ending our day reading about the great work being done in God's name. What a team. We can only imagine the joy the team is bringing to those beautiful angels in the orphanages. Sending prayers (and a sock in the arm to the Blakester--per dad).
Ma & Pa Robinson
What a great looking group! We are looking forward to following your adventure. You are in our prayers. Have a great time. (Nice pose #1 son!)