Carrefour in Haiti, October 23 to October 29, 2010
In Haiti at Last!
October 23, 2010 at 07:30 PM
We arrived, safe and sound, in Haiti! After much anticipation, it's good to finally be here. We wasted no time jumping into ministry. The highlight of the day was definitely being at the orphanage. There were over one hundred children and it was our privilege to play with them and love them as best as we could for the time we were there. We were also able to bless them with the gift of bedsheets, thanks to the donations that came in. They were MUCH needed. Pastor John and the kids were very appreciative. We will go to bed tonight with their faces on our minds and names on our hearts.
Getting our hands dirty today!
October 25, 2010 at 07:02 AM
Things are going great! Thank you for the prayers. Pastor Kevin's message was amazing. Pastor Sampson and the church welcomed it with very open hearts.
October 26, 2010 at 06:34 AM
It was an early start for us yesterday as we woke up bright and early to go to Dominique's house. The beauty of the site and the huge smile on Dominique's face made it all worth it, though!
Orphanage on Sunday
October 26, 2010 at 06:36 AM
Passing out markers and craft supplies at the orphanage
The Walls Are Going Up!
October 27, 2010 at 07:02 AM
The walls are going up and it looks more and more like a house everyday! We've completed phase 1, our goal for yesterday. Today we are starting on phase 2. The weather has been a blessing. Although it's hot, there was no rain to prevent us from building. Praise God. We're in agreement, the best thing about building Dominique's house is having him right alongside us in the process. He's fun to work with and all of his huge smiles make it much easier.
Many Hands, Much Progress!
October 27, 2010 at 02:19 PM
Today is our last full day of serving out at Dominic's house. Much progress has been made and we have been blessed with the partnership of the Haitians serving along side of us! Many hands are serving here this week! We have been enjoying the work, drinking lots of water, and hopefully being a blessing as much as being blessed!
Hard to say goodbye...
October 29, 2010 at 01:53 PM
Today marked our last day in Haiti. We packed up and left the lodging location at 7am this morning. It was so hard to say goodbye. We traveled the roads of Port Au Prince one last time before arriving at the airport. This place has touched all of our hearts. We will never forget the Haitian people and how they have changed our lives.
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I will be keeping you in prayer today as you give your farewells and wrap things up there in Haiti. I am sure this will be quite an emotional time as you leave those people you have grown to love in such a short time! We all are looking forward to having you home safe and sound. We really miss you Dad - love you!!!
Lee--everyone who has heard you are in Haiti are so proud of you! Hang in there and know that you are loved and being prayed for. The kids ask all the time for their daddy and are reassured that he loves them. :-) We love you and can't wait for you to be home again!
Tom, I'm so proud of you!! I love you so much!!! I love the pictures. I'm praying that you're having an amazing time filled with life changing moments.
Bethica, I will miss you at work tomorrow. I hope you are doing well over there. I saw you're eating goat and not hot dogs :( You are doing a wonderful thing over there and I'm very proud of you. Be safe and we will all see you next week! Byebye for now. Love, Kellica
We thank the Lord for his protection of you this week. Glad it sounds like everyone is healthy and doing well. We prayed for you all this evening at prayer meeting. It will be nice to fellowship with you face-to-face this weekend!
beth...praying for u....xxoo
Great pix! What an exciting way to serve our awesome God!
Thinking and praying for you all today. Love the pictures!!! Happy Anniversary Beth!!!
Hey, you guys look great! Good to hear all is going well. Praying for you.
Carlene/Mom The girls wanted you to know they are doing fine but they miss you. Ali says when you get home she will give you lots of hugs and kisses. We are excited to see the work you guys have done and can't wait to hear your stores. Love Matt, Samantha, Gabbie, and Ali
Todd, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity...... ....For there the Lord bestows his blessing even life forevermore." Psa. 133 The power of a team working together, each contributing his/her gifs in the kingdom is powerful ... so as you serve, we'll pray that it truly will be "life forever more" for people in great need.... We believe your life and gifts rendered will be a blessing Todd. Rejoicing, Gordon and Gwen
John & Debbie
Hi everyone- We're praying for you this week that you'd be a blessing and be blessed in return. It is so exciting to see Dominique's house going up. That was just a blank hillside when we saw it! What a privilege to help a brother and his family. Can't wait to see the pictures and hear your stories of God's work in and through each of you.
Mommy I miss you very much. Have a nice time in Haiti. Be happy when you get back. Love Avery.
Hey Beth. I just wanted to say happy anniversary. Eight years and not one fight, we are good! We miss you, and are very excited to hear what God has shown you on your trip. I'm glad that you could get away from all the destractions and focus on Jesus. See you soon, I love you.
Glad to hear all is well....can't wait to hear more about your ministry down in Haiti...may God use all of the gifts He has given each of you and the love to share to all. Keeping each of you in our daily prayers!
Jim and Debbie Slack
Bon soir mes amies! Dear Beth, Please know that you are in our prayers and your babies are sleeping peacefully their first night with Grammy and Pop Pop. All is well! We are praying that our Father in Heaven will protect you and your team and empower you with His Spirit as you minister as Jesus did to those in need. It is our honor to serve as caregivers so that you may go. We love you very much! Mom and Dad
Bryan and Cory Crist
Praying for your safety AND for a time of amazing ministry in which your lives and the lives of others will be changed forever! "Be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry:" 2 Tim. 4:5
Don't get any ideas about eating my goats! Still praying - so happy things are going well:)
Dale & Chris
You are in our hearts and in our prayers. Thank you for serving so willingly in a place where there are so many needs. Praying that you will touch lives not only with what you are doing, but by the love of the Lord you share each day. We love you all!
We prayed for you all during our home group last night at the Thomas home. Joe, Jake seems a little out of sorts; I think he's missing you. We were excited to hear how God used you to share His truth even before you left for Haiti. By the way, maybe you should give the rest of the team a heads-up about Carlene's, uh, mischievous tendencies? Just a suggestion.
Beth, praying for you and the team as you are the hands and feet of Christ to a hurting people. May God grant you good health and strength to do the work before you this week.
We are so glad to know you arrived safely, are eating well, and have jumped right into ministry. Our prayers are with each one of you. Beth, Regan was her usual cheerful self in nursery yesterday...and Daddy did her hair up in a pony tail! Thanks to each one of you for allowing the Lord to use your gifts and talents in this way. May it be an even greater blessing to you individually than it is to the Haitian people who so desperately need your help.
A special message for Lee Burkhardt: Jah-Jah and Ella miss you and wanted to tell their daddy "Hi" and "We love you!" We are praying everyday for you!
Praying for you all!!!
Be Stong, be safe, and be proud you are serving the Lord.
Praying continually for a blessed trip! Don't drink the water!
Jim and Sherry
Bon jour/soi, Our prayers and thoughts are constantly with you and the people of Haiti and Cote Plage. I hope that you meet all of our friends there and are truely encourage by your journey. May they be your frineds in Christ also. We know that God is blessing you in so many ways. May your journy be awesome. God Bless you all.
I am praying for you all that God would use you and that He will bless you as you minister their. Beth I am praying for you that you will have strength and peace. Good to read about your first day.
I pray that each one of you is filled with God's peace and joy every single day. Have a safe time! Tom, I pray that the video is going smoothly! I love you so incredibly much!
Our family is praying for each of you. Pour out your love to them. Jeff, we love you! "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. " Num. 6:24-26
All is well here. A beautiful day here for us all. I hope your trip was good, and that Beth did not freak out on her first plan ride. Talk to you in a few days. I love you Beth.
Clark & Barb
Jeff S and team, we are praying that this will be a blessed time; that you will convert lost souls; that you will grow as a result of the experience; and that you will return safely to us.
Andy & Carol
The LORD watches over you -- the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm -- He will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. We have been praying for your all and are excited about what God will do through you this week. What a great team you have -- a really neat group of people. We will pray that you will be drawn together in unity by the Spirit as you minister together this week. You are a testimony to us, to the Haitians and to your friends and colleagues back home.