Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hosanna! Student Ministries Haiti Team Blog - Day 3

Our third day in Haiti was full of happy smiles from some amazing Haitian kids. We visited two orphanages where we got to share the story of “The Battle of Jericho” with the kids. We played a funny game with solo cups, panty hose, and a tennis ball. The kids would put the panty hose on their head with the tennis ball inside and they would try to knock over the cups. It was so funny to watch and all the kids loved it. After the story we helped the kids make their own “trumpets” with paper and stickers. After all the excitement of the story we had play time with the kids. We played basketball, soccer, jump rope, blew bubbles, and colored. There is a language barrier but we communicate through laughs, smiles, and actions. The first orphanage we went to was called “Croation relief”. There were about 20 kids ages ranging from toddler to teenagers. The second orphanage was called “LePharre”. this one was a lot smaller with only about 10 kids. We had an awesome spirit filled moment at this orphanage. We started singing the song “10,000 reasons” in creole and english. It was really awesome when a couple girls in the orphanage knew the song in english. In just an hour, wonderful bonds that we will never forget were created with these wonderful children. It was a tearful goodbye for a few of the team members and a few of the kids. The Lord filled our hearts with so much joy and it was a privilege to be able to share that love with the children today.

Comment from blogger of the day:
Callie: Hi fam I love you all! Miss you and see ya soon!! :)

Hosanna! Student Ministries Haiti Team - Day 2

Leader Note: Hello Family and Friends! We've been experiencing an internet outage for the past two days, but it just started working again! Hopefully everything works smoothly for the rest of the week, but if you don't see a post from us - don't worry, it's likely another internet outage! Kara is sending an email through Managed Missions to parents right now, so keep an eye out for that too. Things have gone very well so far, so check out the below blog post from two of the students. Another student will be writing a day 3 blog post later tonight, so we will try to get that posted ASAP. - Erik & Kara

Good evening family and friends,

Day two in Haiti was a success. The duration of our day consisted of visiting fleri farm (a farm funded by hosanna ministries), Hope church in cite Soliel, and delivering a clean water source to various spots in the city. Throughout our tour of fleri farm which is 24 acres we were introduced to a variety of fruits produced resulting in a job increase for Haitian staff along with an economy boost. These fruits were: avocado, mango, lime, coconut and learning the difference in looks between plantains and bananas. Hope church is a true blessing from God it was built on a pile of trash and now thrives teaching kids the word of God and gives them an education with food in the stomachs. The team got to interact with the kids by letting them braid our hair as well as playing universal games like patty cake not letting a language barrier get in the way of having a good time with them. Healing Haiti is the only group of people that go into cite Soliel to help the growing number of families by deliver clean water to their homes. The overall city experience was both eye opening for people emotionally and psychically. The news casts and articles shown in the US of the city of Haiti were accurate but yet did not begin to express the pure love and joy the people of Haiti hold. They were grateful we were there too help them. From the first naked child to the many sick with disease Haiti touched our team today in a way words cannot describe.

Comments from Bloggers of the day:
Rachel: Shout out to my Madre Fajja and Mads! Love ya family<3
Reanna: Love you Mom and Dad see you soon!