Friday, February 16, 2007

I realized in my last post I forgot to explain the picture where we are all sitting in the little room. After church the Pastor and his wife wanted to feed us. They brought all 14 of us into the room and they had all these chairs set up in the room. The room was about the size of a very small bedroom. It was so tight. However we had more than a few laughs about being this close to eachother. Good thing we all like eachother because they actually had a buffet type table set up however we could not move so the people in the front row had to hand plates of food back. The food was very good. We had chicken legs, rice and beans, tomatoes, greens, plantains (looks like a banana, tastes like a potato) these are not very good boiled but I love them fried. They then taste a little bit like french fries. Posted by Picasa
I really enjoyed Haiti. I have to say I was not sure what to expect. Like I said before when you get off the airplane your first thought is how heartbreaking. After driving for an hour you realize how breathtaking this country is also. The kids are the sweetest. They all want to talk to you. Yes they all ask you for money but how do you make them realize you do not have money on you either. When Nate was in Haiti in November they would all ask for one dolla. Now they ask for 5 dolla!! I guess inflation rises in Haiti also.

This picture is priceless. We were at a church service in a town called Luly. It is near the ocean. Church was awesome!! Their praise was like no other. They do NOT hold anything back. They are not worried about what the person is doing next to do them. They do not care what others think of how they are praising their Lord. They just let it all out and dance and shout and sing at the top of their voice. We have so much to learn about that. The Holy Spirit is so evidence in their worship.

My prayer is that we can get over our hangup and worries about what other people are thinking and just really learn to Praise the Lord. The pure joy in the faces of the people was just so evident. I will add some of those pictures in my next post.

This pictures was taken at sunset at Wahoo bay. This flower was so beautiful!!! Posted by Picasa
Just a few pictures. This picture is of Robenson. He was our translator this past week. He does a wonderful job.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Thought I would throw in just a few more pictures before we leave for home.

Today was a very fun day. We went to Wahoo Bay and the day turned out beautiful.

Nate even had a big first. Since Noah woke up with the flu this morning, Tara had to stay back with him. However we still had to have two trucks because we had so many people going. Well as scary as it may seem to you all Nate was allowed to drive the second vehicle. Things went very well actually even though a horse jumped out at us at point. They do not have deer crossings but they sure do have horse crossings. They run out of no where. It was fun driving and I think it was a huge compliment to him that I almost feel asleep on the way home.

I have to say I do love it down here and I plan to make many more trips. For my friends no I am not feeling the call to come permanately but I will be coming back many times over.

Thanks for all the prayers. We leave tomorrow morning at 7:00am and I have to say I am a little sad. Troy and Tara have been awesome and the team we have has been so great!!!!

Keep those prayers coming. Michelle and Julie I can't wait to see you at the airport. Cheri I hope and pray you can come too but I do understand that it is kind of late!!! I will call you Thursday if I don't see you before!!!! I have to say though that the thought of snow right now is making me very nausous. Today I swim in teal blue waters and tomorrow I get to snow blow my driveway. How insane is that. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My dad working on his bench project with troy supervising. Which made Troy so tired he had to take a nap. That supervising is such hard work!!!! Love ya Troy!
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Okay I guess he stole my dad's heart too!!!  Posted by Picasa
For those of you that read my previous blog of when we visited the orphanage. The little boy in the pink shirt just stole my heart. He so reminded me of Caleb. I think he stole my moms heart too!!!

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On Saturday Nathan and Jason helped with the Pastors training!! These guys were soooo good!!! I was only planning on sitting through a few minutes of each speaker and I ended up their the whole 3 hours!!! There were quite a few pastors.

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Here are a few more pictures of our girls.

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We walked up to the dam on the first day and we had some kids following us. The kids love
to walk with you.

This pictures is of our "girls" This is Ashleen and Deborah. We are able to sponsor Deborah through Lifelines and while Ashleen has a sponsor we kind of also sponsor her on the sly. These are the girls that Nate met one year ago and they still remember him!!! Posted by Picasa
For those of you who do read the Livesay blog here is Jailbird troy. I thought you would like to see what he looks like if things do not go well if the judge comes back and finds him guilty!!!!! :)

Troy and Tara have been awesome hosts!!! WE just love them!! Posted by Picasa
Here is my Dad. These pictures were taken at the prayer rock. My mom is next and then comes Dennis and Kimberly.

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Here are 3 members of our travel group.

Jeremy, Jason and Shelly
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Here we are in Miami. Yes I am going a little backwards but the first post I wanted to show the contrast.

Jason and Jeremy had their last Ice cream before Haitit. Haiti does not seem to have any ice cream anywhere. How sad. Posted by Picasa