Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 5 | Mickey Skeens

Another Day down.  Today was the hottest day that we have had.  It started out early this morning as we got up at 5:00 to see the group from Hope Sound Bible College off.  They finished their project and headed home today.  They were a great bunch of college kids to work with.  The ride to the job site is something in itself, we travel about 10 miles up the mountain and it takes nearly an hour to get there.  We are on a paved road for about a 1/4 of a mile and then the rest is dirt roads and paths.  We drive until there is no more roads.  By lunch today the group I was working with finished the block on the second house.  We broke for lunch and the Haitian group started to mix the stucco for us.  While some of our group started putting the stucco on the rest of us sifted  sand for the finish on the house.  We ran out of gravel to sift and had some down time.  We had about 15 little kids ranging from 6 to 10 years old come out and we had the opportunity to play and interact with them.  They are some very beautiful children and have the biggest smile that I have ever seen.  They are very happy with what the have and don’t even realize what they don’t have.  Not a one of them had a pair of shoes that fit them or did they have a pair that wasn’t full of holes, but this didn’t stop them from playing and having fun.  They would ask us our name and then they would tell us there’s .  John Bonazzo was the biggest hit with the kids, he was getting them to dance, play box, and was ridding the pony on his knee.  God has blessed us in so many ways I cannot describe.  I am so glad that God aloud me to come.  He has shown me so much, and I appreciate what I have, and I pray that I will never complain about anything that I don’t have.  There is no way that anyone in the US even myself that would live they way they do and in what they have and still be happy and content.  They love the Lord and praise him with all that they have.  The church service yesterday was awesome.  They come out on Sunday in the very best that they have and they all welcomed us with open  arms.  Even though the service was in their native language we could still pick out parts and understand what they were saying and singing.  Can’t wait for you to hear parts of the service.  Looking forward to another great day, and praying that we will be able to get the houses finished for these families.  Hi Riley and Happy 13th wedding anniversary to my lovely wife and my best friend.  I miss you and can’t wait to see you.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, again! I don't think I have ever known you to write so much! Love hearing about what is happening where you are, though! I am so excited for you and can't wait to hear about everything! Maybe we can go together someday! Everything is fine here! Riley misses you and so do I! Can't wait to see you Friday! Know how much we love, admire, and respect you! Love you!