Our team had an amazing day today. We started with bible classes and creation art books with the school. After school we had time to do street care and walk around to the homes and pray with the families before we headed to the Agape House to have lunch. We saw God moving and stretching our team as well as Him working in the hearts of the Haitian communities. (Make sure you ask us how God moved in huge ways )We helped the kids at the Agape House with homework and tutoring and also were able to lighten the load of the women and help hand wash all 17 children's clothing! By no means do we really meet the standard of hand washing....and have agreed we will not need to practice at home !!! Our first day of soccer clinic was a success. 40 kids were there excited to play and can't wait to come back tomorrow !! Thank you for your prayers and support.
We arrived safely in Haiti . Everyone is tired and hot!! We got settled in and headed over to the Agape House for a birthday party and to have dinner with the kids. We are excited about our fun filled day tomorrow in the village and at the Agape House. Thank you for all your support and prayers. We love and miss all of you and wish you were here with us.
Questions and Answers from Haiti
Q: What do
Haitians eat for breakfast?
A: Beans and Rice
Q: What do you do on
a Sunday afternoon with kids from the Mission?
A: Take them to the beach to
swim where laughter, fun, and excitement is plentiful.
Q: How to you
encourage a missionary in Haiti?
A: Let her get involved with American
children’s church and help her see the good work God is doing in... this country.
Q: What is Haitian church
A: A cultural experience, that, despite the obvious language
difference, God is praised and you even recognize some of the songs and worship
in English (who knew there were other verses to that “Christmas” song).
Q: What do Haitians eat for lunch?
A: Beans and Rice
Q: How do
you make an orphaned child in Haiti laugh?
A: Playing with them in the
ocean and by connecting with a special child you and they will have memories
that will last a lifetime.
Q: How do you feel good after a couple days
A: An air conditioned car
Q: Who is the best
interpreter in Haiti?
A: Daniel Michel
Q: What do Haitians eat
A: Beans and Rice
HIGHs FOR THE
relaxed worship concert
Kid’s enthusiastically wanting to pray
people praising the Lord in their language
Being near a toilet when not
Getting dirty with the ag program
Laughing and singing and
Having the kids recognize us...
Conference participants learning and discovering
Rather keep going than eat
Catching a goat
Fascination with arm and leg hair
Negot and Simeon sharing their God story
Hallelu Halleluiah, Praise Ye the Lord!
Five Senses of Haiti
What we saw . . .
covering hundreds of Haitian children
Over 70 Haitians participating in the
What we heard . . .
Recess bell during pastor’s
conference and teaching over playing children
A mom’s screech, “Preston
Passionate singing and worship of the Haitians
What we smelled . .
Chicken compost making garden grow
Diesel fumes waiting for dinner
we tasted . . .
“Savory yummy goodness” chicken dinner – Jenn
sweat, and cool water as we worked in the Ag Project
What we felt . . .
Sydney’s bruises as she toughed out soccer with the boys
whacking those riding on top of the bus
Everybody's new nickname
Kids are amazed by the blanc visitors from America
Convinced dimples are beauty marks
Fighting over who gets to hold who's hand
Braiding and unbraiding: braiding and unbraiding; how tight can they make it?
First day of Pastor's Conference:
Bigger bus needed
Great participation from attendees
Tom shares his testimony
Day at School:
Observed teachers in their room
Excited about implementing ideas for tomorrow
Walk to the Beach
Who needs bathing suits
Pastor Nick rolls up his pants and dives in
Watch your shoes, Preston: the kid with blue underwear has them
Visit families in the village
Madame Gary: Gary's wife, no first name given
Eyoud excited to see old friends
Blanc hair is so soft and fun to touch
Thank you all for praying for us. We miss you and think about you daily. We came here with the desire to bless the Haitian people only to be blessed by them. Even though you are not with us in person.... we know your heart is with us each day. We will try to keep you updated each day!!!!
My name is Julie Schaefer. I am the Missions Coordinator for Celebration Christian School. I am a mother to three amazing children. My heart is invested in the lives of the Haitian people and my children share that same passion. What more can someone ask for.....a job you love and family to share it with!