Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Aspen Grove Trip - Day 3

Hello from all of us in Haiti!!
Not sure where to begin.... we're only on day #3 and already it's been one of the BEST experiences of my life. I'm not being dramatic... It's amazing!  The people on this trip are THE most sincere, kind, loving, funny, bold, ambassadors for Jesus, and I feel truly blessed to be here.
This morning, after another delicious breakfast made by our sweet Haitian friends, we slathered on the sunscreen and bug spray and boarded  the tap-tap. Our first stop was Papillon Enterprise. Papillon's mission is orphan prevention through job creation. The majority of Haiti's orphans have mothers, but sadly those mothers can't afford to raise them, and the children end up in an orphanage. Papillon provides jobs, training, and FREE childcare to Haitian women. We toured the facility where they create the most beautiful beaded jewelry, pottery,  and fabric creations to be sold all over the world.
The second stop of the day was the For His Glory Orphanage.  Our job for two hours was simple... love on orphans.  I don't think any of us will soon forget the faces of our new tiny Haitian friends. Every one of us fed, cuddled, jump-roped, and played our hearts out for those two hours.  Saying goodbye to our new friends proved difficult for many of us. We will certainly keep those sweet angels in our prayers.
At dinner we always have a question of the day and everyone stays at the table until everyone has answered. What a fun way to get to know everyone!! Tonight's question was "who's the most influential person in your life?"  The honesty of the people around the table is very very cool.
Okay, I gotta go!  Time for our evening service at 7:00 sharp!  Thanks so much for all the prayers.  God is so so good.
                          Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me,
                                            and do not hinder them,
                         for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.
                                              ~Matthew 19:14~

--Submitted by Val Seurer

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