Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Day 7 | Becka
Today was an interesting day. It’s strange that most the people are packing up to go home and we are staying. There are 8 of us staying for the second week. I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to stay the second week; I’m finally feeling better and hoping to be able to help a lot more this next week. I’m really enjoying it here in Haiti. I love not having the distractions of life. I have not had the desire to check my facebook, look at twitter, and scroll through pinterest. God is doing some amazing things here in Haiti. Hopefully a lot of the youth will blog about the children they have decided to sponsor. Two of the permanent missionaries invited all of us to sponsor a child to go to school. Some of the people in our group made that choice and are sacrificing their money to help provide a meal a day for a child, schooling, a food box for their family. It was amazing to watch 15-year-old teenagers make that choice on their own and commit to that. Today they had the opportunity to meet the child that they will be sponsoring. I’ve been helping Eric video so I was right there next to each of them as they met the child. Each one was so excited to have a little goodie bag given to them. Most were quite young and didn’t quite understand the opportunity that is provided for them, but I know they will appreciate it later. The missionaries told us that some of the children that have gone through the sponsorship program have gone on to build clinics here in Haiti, become pastors, become engineers to help improve the water systems here. What an awesome opportunity to reach out to people who really need help. Baptist Haiti Missions is a great organization and I believe God is doing great things here. I’m excited to continue to learn about the outreach they do here. The other activity we did today was go shopping. There is a little gift shop called Mountain Maid. They employ Haitian people to allow them to support their families. One thing they make is jewelry. I know Bill has brought bracelets back for Bronlynn before. They make jewelry from cereal boxes and it is beautiful. Mom if you are reading this, do you want a bracelet, earrings or a necklace? That’s all for tonight, pray for safe travels for our groups tomorrow. Thanks everyone for reading these posts and keeping up with us, it is so comforting to know that people are supporting us back home.