Thursday, June 2, 2016

KCC Day #4: God's Family- If I have you and nothing else, I have everything...

Another exceptional day with Healing Haiti. We spent our day visiting Titanyen, a community northeast of Port-au-Prince where Grace Village is located.  Grace Village is a beautiful school and orphanage that has grown to amazing things through the vision of Healing Haiti over the past 10 years.  We had an opportunity to tour the brilliantly colored facility and hear exciting plans for continued growth of the village.  On site is a school to almost 400 students (Grace Academy), a Medical & Dental clinic for approximately 13,000 area residents a hydroponics and aquaculture program, Job creation efforts include a bakery due to open later this year and outreach extends to Grace Church an Elder program supporting local older residents in need of daily or weekly care and medical attention.  Many of our team members were returning to Grace Village after 6 months to two years and were elated by the grown and progress of Healing Haiti in such a short time.   All because of people who believe in God and the vision of family being the foundation of a Christian faith.

The Elder Program was the most challenging, rewarding, and humbling experience for our team today.  We visited three recipients of the outreach program and delivered hot food, played music and sang for them, washed their feet, lotioned their feet, legs, and arms and prayed for them.  These three individuals provided inspiration for us while we were trying to comfort them.  Despite the sickness and health issues they had today, their dignity and faith for Jesus was unwavering.  It was empowering and emotional to feel the presence of God and be witness to his love through our hands and voice. Several of us were surprised that our discomfort was easily dispelled by the grace of these elders, knowing that they are part of our family of God.

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