Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 13 | Lori Dittman

Five more kids at VBS gave their lives to Christ!!! Praise God! Today was the last day at the house and it is complete. The family we have been working for have such sweet spirits. When the wife, Cherry, came today, she said to me, “Look at my beautiful home.” I agreed. It is beautiful!! I can’t wait till they move in. She also insisted on helping, so she sifted sand with us. Cherry also said that when we come back she wants to be a part of our team. What a blessing! I added stucco to my skill set, well maybe it should go under the heading of things I have tried. Our translator, Robinson shared his Jesus story with us. What a powerful young man! Sitting and talking with him is like reading scripture. He has such an easy and comfortable way of sharing the word. I really enjoyed hearing his story and sharing about our different cultures. During bible study several people mentioned that they did not want to leave. This place and the people are special, and I along with others will miss the new friends we have made, but I think we will also miss the togetherness, the oneness, the purposefulness, and the mission. Bill said tonight in bible study that for one week we are not distracted. I think what we experienced is what the early church experienced. For one week “we devoted ourselves to the apostle teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and prayers.” Even now as I listen to Logan play guitar and a large part of the room sing praise songs even while they may be braiding hair or playing cards, I am reminded of the scripture that tells us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching, and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in our hearts to God.” We need more of this in our lives! Again thank you for sharing this experience through reading the blogs, watching the videos and sharing your encouraging comments. Pray that the ones that gave their lives to the Lord will get discipled and grown in Christ. Tomorrow will be a busy day with the house dedication, meeting our sponsored child, and the “bartering” outing. Thank you again for your prayers. Love to you all.


  1. We love and miss you!!!
    Ronna and Jane

  2. I am going to miss reading each day about how God is working in Haiti. I have said many times that our churches today probably don't look/sound/act anything like the churches in NT times. I agree that your experience this past week is closer to how we should live/work/fellowship as followers of Jesus. I appreciate you sharing your heart with those of us back home. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus. Prayers for continued health, strength physically and spiritually and tender hearts for each team member. Hugs and love.

  3. Lori, I enjoyed watching you in the sifting sand quartet and in the VBS crafts. Your journal brings the experience over there to life for me. How special that you and your Hannah were able to take this journey together. My love and prayers.