That moment when you have a 16 year old boy talking to you about prayer…His confidence and desire for the Lord is an inspiring example to me. I had Jesus in my heart at age 16, but I didn’t get it like he does until I was much older. It’s such a joy to see him get it at such a young age. Asking me if I pray for the children every night and not just the children of Grace Village but of the city too and if I pray for his country and do I pray that God would bless me. Hearing those words come out of his mouth and the boldness to ask me about my prayers was a moment when I was reminded of how often I need to be in communication with God about everything. I love it that I come to Haiti to serve and every time they continue to teach me and remind me of the goodness of God and the joy that they have in such a poverty stricken country.
Marie is a spitfire. Every time I go to see her she's laughing and smiling. She loves Jesus with all her heart. Marie is 103 years old. I can't imagine what she has all gone through in life. She brings me so much joy when I go to see her and tells me how happy she is to see me and showers me with hugs and kisses! I love the moments I have with her; I can't help but smile!
This adorable lady, Antonia asked me to take her picture and to take a picture with me. Before we left she asked if she could have a copy of those photos and we told her yes and she asked if she could get them today! :) She is so adorable and makes my heart my melt because even though she can only lay on her back all day long she has a heart and love for Jesus that is amazing. She loves it when we sing to her and always raises her hands to glorify God; I love those moments with her.
We have a couple of kiddos who have been sick with fevers so please keep them in your prayers too. I feel like in a setting like this once one gets sick it’s just a matter of time before a few others do too.
The joy and love I get from these kiddos everyday fills me beyond measure. I am so thankful, humbled and honored to be apart of their lives. Please pray for continued strength, guidance and wisdom when working with them and trying to communicate with them. Please pray that a light would be lit in my brain and that Creole would start to come more naturally to me so that I can communicate with them and love them as best as I can!
Thank you for your prayers and support!