Haiti Mission Trip
August 22 - 30, 2018
Pictures & Video below
DAY 1 - Wednesday August 22, 2018
Meet, Greet and Leave for Ft Pierce
The team met in Clearwater, Florida, loaded up all the vehicles and drove down to Ft Pierce, Florida..about a 3 hour drive. Once they unloaded the freight, they checked into their hotel rooms and met up for their "last supper" the night before the flight. Please pray for them! There's a lot that needs to be accomplished and requires much prayer! Thank you!
DAY 2 - Thursday August 23, 2018
Bye Bye Florida ~ Hello Haiti
It was a beautiful morning for the team to wake up to catch their MFI flight to Haiti. Praise The Lord for an easy landing in the Pignon cow-pasture airport. MFI are experts who've been landing in this field for years. Always a smooth ride and easy landing! Now the work begins by unloading ALL the freight, luggage and team and then take a very bumpy ride to our Bohoc guesthouse! (Click on picture to take you to more)
DAY 2 CONTINUED ~ Time to Build a Firm Foundation
Once the team arrived at the guesthouse and unloaded, they drove to Monac to access the building project. Everyone on the team pitched in along with some of the children and locals by moving rocks and shoveling dirt for the foundation for the two houses we are building this week for Pastor Arias and his family. The team then visited Gras Li Garden where Ben and Ron and our team built a shade house last year. The gardens looked great and are producing vegetables. We have many more seed kits and trays from Hope Seeds to provide them. Also the Team was blessed to see the ladies preparing food in the cooking center Psalm139LOVE built a couple years ago. It was great for them to also see the people in the community flourishing and working on their own. After a long day, the Team loaded up in the General and drove back to Bohoc for dinner of goat, rice and beans, avocado and mixed vegetables while debriefing and making plans for the next day. Thank you God for a great first day back in Haiti.
DAY 3 - Friday August 24, 2018
Busy Busy Day
It was an early morning...prayer, breakfast and out the door. While the men on our team were working with the Haitian men preparing to pour the cement, the women on the team were busy holding a vision clinic for all who needed a pair of glasses. Also Sister Patty spent a little time ministering The Word and prayer with the women. Patty and Larissa praying for the lost and sick seeing souls saved and healed. Praise The Lord! That's what it's all about!!
DAY 4 - Saturday August 25, 2018
Things are Coming Right Along
It was a very busy day for everyone!!! After devotional and breakfast, the Team loaded The General with rock, tools, supplies and 25 of us headed to Monac. The guys immediately started framing one house and pouring concrete for the foundation on the other house. The ladies were busy meeting with the children and women, teaching English, and providing a vision clinic. Of course there was a lot of praying over the community, singing, playing with the children and just loving on these precious people. Gail Bain said "As I walked around seeing our team working together being the hands and feet of Jesus pouring love over this community, tears of joy rolled down my face and I asked God ‘how am I so blessed to experience a day like today serving in Haiti?’ My heart is full!"
DAY 5 - Sunday August 26, 2018
Today is The Day to Rejoice and Be Glad
It was a great day for the Team. They joined friends at Maranatha Church in great praise and worship.
He has such great passion. ❤️ Along the way to church, a few of the team members stopped and prayed over a blind man. Unbeknownest to them, that was Blind Man Elobert (?). He use carried his Bible everywhere hoping someone would stop and read it to him until Psalm139LOVE gave him a Galcom Solar Audio Bible in Haitian Creole and showed him how easy it was to use. He may still carry his Bible everywhere but now he doesn't need for anyone to read to him. He can hear The Word all the time. Praise The Lord!
After church, the Team went to Bon Samaritan Church, Bohoc, where they held our Annual Widow's Luncheon. They prayed over the sweet widows of Bohoc, danced and poured the love of Jesus on them. The Team shared so much joy and laughter with them.
With full belly’s and joy in their hearts, the Team loaded up in the General and drove to Pignon to meet with Frednet and see the progress of the community garden. Last year Frednel donated land for a community garden that feeds 10 families. We were able to bless them with more irrigation kits from Chapin Living Waters and seeds special for the area from Hope Seeds.
After viewing the garden, the Team traveled back to the Guesthouse where they all pitched in and whipped up some Smac-n-Mac (Mac-n-cheese with Summer sausage) compliments of Josh for dinner since the cooks are off on Sunday.
Fabius and the men’s choir came and performed for the team,as they do every year we take a team. It's a most enjoyable evening out in the veranda, listening to joyful Godly music complete with accordion. It's the highlight of the trip!!
DAY 6- Monday August 27, 2018
Back to Work and To The Market
WOW what a day, God showed up and showed out! ! The team went to the market this morning before going to Monac to do a little shopping! This is the one day a week most people purchase food and their needs for the week and the only means of income for some is to sell their goods at the market. They didn’t stay long, a lot of construction to be done so loaded up in the General..all 25 of them. The men started working on the two houses while women went on a prayer walk through the community. Along the walk they were able to talk to a 50 yr old man about Jesus and won him to The Lord. Then they saw a very sick man healed.....that’s another post itself you don’t want to miss it!!!!! After the ladies prayer walk, they returned to the construction sight to start painting Pastor Arias’s house. The men were still working on house number 2. The clouds and stormy skies rolled in but God answered their prayers to hold the rain...again. After returning to the guesthouse, Pastor Dabou and Nelson, two former witch doctors shared their testimonies. Nelson was once the most powerful witch doctor in Haiti but now travels sharing his faith in God. So thankful for another great day and rejoicing for new souls in the kingdom.
DAY 8- Wednesday August 29, 2018
PRAISE THE LORD...THE HOUSES ARE FINISHED
(more pictures to come - stay tuned)
Praise The Lord! The men have finished the houses! What a blessing it will be for this family. The Team had another night of worship in Bohoc complete with a skit with no words...a skit of the Power of God that any language could understand. We hope to have videos upload in the next few days. More pictures of this day will be forthcoming as well!
DAY 9- Thursday August 30, 2018
GOODBYE HAITI....HELLO USA
After a breakfast of champions (fresh fruit), the team finished packing up to leave Haiti. Obviously their mission angered the devil BIG time because when the team got ready to leave for the Pignon (cow pasture) airport, they had 3 flat tires (remember the one they had the other day?)..yes 3 flat tires on The General. They were so thankful Colin was so gracious to take them to Pignon. Lots of hugs and tears as they said goodbyes, Our DC 3 cargo plane picked up the team in Pignon and flew them back to Ft Pierce, Florida. On the drive back to Tampa, Paul Pecott's truck had a flat tire. They had to stop and change it. boy oh boy....But the team is back home now safe and sound recuperating from an intense 8 days! More pictures will be forth coming!