Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 13 | Logan Gibson

Thanks Mom and Dad for your comments on our blogs. As I mentioned before, Eric reads them aloud to our group every night, and we all appreciate hearing from you back home. Maybe when we come back in two years, you both can come with me! Today was our last day of work, and it was definitely the hardest day for me so far. When we first arrived at the church this morning, Shannon and I were assigned to paint….on a very tall, scary ladder. We took turns painting and holding the ladder because it was so hot and hard to stand on the tiny rungs. Our group also had to finish pouring concrete inside the church today; so, after painting, we made yet another bucket brigade and passed buckets of concrete for a couple of hours. My biceps and forearms are going to be feeling it tomorrow for sure! Today was our last day of VBS, and it was another amazing time with all the kids. We made tote bags with the kids handprints, and they all absolutely loved it! Almost every child laughed as we painted their hands because it tickled. I am pretty sure that some of them may have never seen paint before because they just kept staring at the paint on their hands. Karen, we sure have missed you this week! Thank you SO MUCH for all the time you spent helping us get the crafts ready to bring. FIVE more kids accepted Christ which was yet again amazing to watch. I am so thankful that I was able to be at VBS everyday this trip. I wouldn’t trade my time with the kids for anything!! After VBS, Lloyd taught me how to stucco. It took me a few minutes to catch on, but he said that I was doing a good job…better than some other people he tried to teach, not mentioning any names, Tyler! :) Even though I couldn’t talk to the older man who was working with me, he would just point and show me where I needed to add mud. He took so much care to ensure that the wall was as close to perfect as it could be. It has made me consider how often I just do what is required or what is good enough to get by instead of giving my best. This is just one of the many lessons that God has been teaching me this week. Today was also a great day because I was able to give a Bible to Vilcient who had asked me for one on our first day. He has been learning English for the past year, and I know he will take care of it and use it every day. Tonight, Logan and Kenton played and sang worship songs for our group. It was great to just relax and worship with everyone here. Tomorrow morning we are going to the house dedication, to barter, and pack to go home. It is hard to believe that our week is over. I know that I am going to miss Haiti, especially the people, but I am thankful for the time I have been able to spend here. It has truly been a life changing experience. Thanks again for all the prayers from home. We have been blessed with great weather all week, everyone has stayed healthy, and we were able to finish our jobs. PTL! I have bathed, braided, and blogged, so I think it is time to sleep! Love and miss you Mom, Dad, Libby, Laura, Bethany, and Tiera! See you soon! Logan

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Logan, I praise God that you were able to go to Haiti to serve. Your comments about giving your best to the Lord made me smile and cry. I so enjoyed watching the Day 12 video. The sifting quartet (Riley, Hollis, Lori, and you) was definitely a hit! Sifting sand could become an exercise phenomenon back here...if we had some sand. Dedicating the home will be such a blessing today. I remember our dedicating the little home we built in Tecate; that was so special. Sounds as though you bonded with Vilcient; it's always hard to leave those new friends behind. I praise the Lord you've all enjoyed a safe and blessed week there. Love and prayers for your safe return home.