You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Lena's (first) mission trip to
Haiti turned into our
Adoption Adventure!
Can't wait to see what God has in store next.....

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Gift of Another Day!

Today is Sunday, and in Haiti, they take the day of rest seriously. So we did too. We went to church and arrived early in order to get a seat on a hard wooden pew. If you don't get there early, you sit or stand outside. It was a long service, filled with worship-lots of singing. It was in English too. Met some interesting people.

Then we went to the 'beach'. In Haiti the beaches are different than what we are used to. We made sandwiches and enjoyed the breeze and the water. Took a couple of kids with us, and they had never seen the ocean or even spent that much time outside, so that was pretty cool.

The ride to the beach was interesting. The poverty and street scene never really got better. Although, there were a few points that it seemed better, but not really. We passed the capital/president's home. That is where the most recent rioting that was in the news before we came took place. Things are still damaged-windows boarded up etc. Even up to about the 4th floor on some buildings. Amazing.

Another interesting thing I noticed today-in addition to stray dogs wandering the streets, there are chickens, roosters, goats and pigs. Wandering the streets. Not every day you see pigs and goats at the beach!

Tomorow is a visit to Mother Theresa's orphanage/hospital, then back to Three Angels...and before we know it we will be headed for home. Amazing. I have so much more to say-but I'll have to do that another time as people are waiting for the computer.

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