3 ministry times remain. 3 days til Haiti and home. 5 days til I see a bunch of ti moun I’ve missed so much. A few more days and I hopefully get to visit Nicole and Lifeline to see more of my precious ti moun. 10 days til DTS is fini. Hopefully, I’ll get to see my dear friend, Rose, in St. Marc. 16 days til KS and home.
We’ve been working with a lady named Gina. She trains teachers in Santiago. We have done our dramas and shared with many different groups of kids. I believe many lives have been impacted. There are different groups of kids that go to a center run by a young lady named Heidy, who is very sweet and gracious. We did our program and shared there several times. On Friday, we went to a public high school and did the Libera Mi and Water of Life dramas and shared testimonies. At the end we had a call for those to come forward who wanted to give their lives to Jesus. There were about 100 kids that came forward!!! Praise the Lord!! Please join us in praying for these young people – that they would make a genuine commitment to the Lord and that their lives would be changed, that they would be able to withstand peer pressure and the other pressures of being a teenager. This evening, we will be going to work at another public high school to do our dramas and share testimonies. Pray that it wouldn’t be our words, but the words of the Holy Spirit spoken through us and that we would impact a lot of lives for the Kingdom.
Tomorrow, we will be going to Puerto Plata for the day to do ministry on the streets there. Pray for us to have divine appointments and be obedient where God leads us.
Thursday evening, we will be going to work with a church we’ve worked with before to do ministry on the street.
Friday, we will be heading to the AIRPORT to FLY back to Haiti!! This is very exciting for us to be able to have the money for our students to be able to fly!! It was such a God thing that we are able to. Rhoda Martin (YWAM Santiago) and Nate worked hard to get the right price. They dropped the price by $500 for us, are letting us bring our extra luggage, and provided at-home service by bringing the tickets right to Rhoda and Glenn’s house. Praise the Lord!!!
Pray for our team to finish out strong!!
In other news, my bestie Hannah Sears and her husband, Branson, are proud parents to little Braylon Emery!!
Not going to lie, that was a really hard day! I’ve known Hannah since she was born and naturally became best friends. I’ve always known her in her not pregnant state. When I came back to Haiti in April, she was pregnant, but not really showing. Then I went home for Sarah’s wedding and felt like she had one of those blow up baby bumps under her shirt. She didn’t. It was real. Very real. I felt the kicks. Her first child and I wasn’t there.
These are the times when you really count the cost of being a missionary. I was in Orlando when my nephew, Adam, was born. I’ll be in Haiti probably when my first neice, Brenlyn, arrives (unless Kim can hold her in… but the dr moved her due date up a week to November 11, so I don’t see that happening). That day, October 29th, I cried many tears. Happy, sad, frustrated, elated. I’m sure there will be more next week when I miss another important day in my family.
God is faithful… thanks for that, Abba!