Where does the time go? I can’t believe that we are quickly approaching the end of January 2017 already!!!
We apologize for being quiet for awhile, again….all is well, life has just kept us on our toes.
We just returned from our almost daily visit to the hospital to spend some time with Mikencia and her sisters. A few weeks ago, Lee and/or I (Tina) started going for a little bit most days to read to the girls to help break up their long days at the hospital. They actually teach us to read and understand Creole, most of the time. We also have Mikencia do some of her exercises for us. Today, she surprised us by asking her sisters for her sandals. She put them on, and took a number of steps around the hospital bed, with us cheering her on the whole way. She is still stooped over like an old person (according to her sisters), but this is some great progress. Following is a picture of Lee and the girls reading:
We had a two week break over the holidays and part of that was spent at a small resort about two hours from our home. It was a great opportunity for our family to get away and enjoy one another’s company.
We found the following beetle outside the boys’ room during our stay. That is Daniel’s hand next to it, not Isaac’s….
The remainder of the break was spent working on some projects around the house, visiting with some friends and preparing for the return of school and team schedules.
There are never a shortage of creatures for the boys to find and play with. Here, Isaac found himself a little tree frog:
The first week of January we all headed back to the office and school to get back to our normal routine. Our first team of the year arrived on Friday, January 6 from Nebraska. Upon their departure, a team from Delaware came to work with us for the first time. Before they left yesterday, a team from Florida arrived to visit their sister church, as well. The Florida team leaves tomorrow morning and we will have a few days to prepare for a fourth team from New Jersey.
This month, I (Tina) also finished my time of teaching with the fifth and sixth graders at Cite Lumiere Christian School. It was bittersweet to leave them last week. I really enjoyed the couple of hours a day that I spent with them every day over the last five months. I can certainly say that they were a bright spot in my day. I will still sub for them from time to time, however, with the busy team schedule ahead, I need to concentrate more of my time with preparations and team activities.
We appreciate your continued prayers for us as we prepare for and spend time with the teams that are on our schedule, as they minister alongside us and our brothers and sisters in Christ here in Haiti. The needs of the Haitian people continue to be great, but our God is greater.