Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Day 13 | Shannon Robison
Today was our fourth and final day of work. Although I am definitely worn out, I am more disappointed that the trip has gone by so quickly. I finished up my work in Haiti at the church site. On the rides to and from the site, Logan Gibson and I kept watch over our translator’s son, Philipson. We braved the treacherous journey with one hand holding on to the truck and the other protecting Philipson. Logan held him around his shoulders and I kept his head from hitting the truck. Philipson never talked to us, but he held on to us tightly. I did not labor much on the church. Twice, I was up on a ladder painting the outside walls of the building, and I helped transport concrete in a “bucket brigade” so that the floor of the stage could be poured. Other than that, I was with the kids most of the day! During VBS, I was a line leader, so I led my eleven kids around to games (cana, cana, goose; aka duck, duck, goose), crafts, and Bingo. They had so much fun! Cana, cana, goose was probably their favorite part. Skirts are not the ideal garb for such an aggressive game, but I joined in. Hearing the kids recite their daily Bible verse was cool as well. They yelled it with such enthusiasm over and over again. I attempted to read the verse in Creole, but I was not very successful. At the end of VBS, five kids accepted Jesus into their hearts as their Lord and Savior! Those five made for a total of 23 kids over the past two weeks that committed their lives to God! After VBS, we jumped rope, blew bubbles, played with stickers, tossed some frisbees, and took more photos. Oh, and I got to hold another perfectly precious baby! I could not help but smile the whole time I was with the kids. These kids walk around hungry and thirsty in dirty, ripped clothing, and yet they are constantly smiling and laughing. Leaving the church today was hard. I wish I could see those kids every day. When we got back to the compound, we had dinner (lasagna and cream puffs), followed by Bible study. Kenton stepped up his cousin game tonight. Someone spilled grape pop on the floor and my foot while we were playing Spoons. Kenton got down on hands and knees under the table to wipe off my feet and my shoes… I have the best cousins/big brothers a girl could ask for. :) Tomorrow, we are having a dedication ceremony of the house we built, and going shopping. I’m excited to see the family again and to try my hand at bartering.