So today we piled in two 4x4 pickups and set out for the Fifth Section of Saint-Marc to see what God is doing and has done there. We saw many homes that YWAM has built over the years. We saw several villages that are beacons of light in a difficult economy, and another village that seems to be open to God and to YWAM beginning a new work there. In spite of the poorness, we saw many friendly faces and had many children's hands to hold as we walked along.
Things that made an impact on our team members today...
- Although YWAM has done so much, there is still an overwhelming need in Haiti
- The extreme living conditions of the people here
- Our sobering visit to the inside of the prison where the men are crowded 30 to a cell
- Getting to see Pastor Bo again
- Hearing the stories of success in Lubin where there is a thriving church and school
- Visiting the village of Balale where green rice paddies have replaced the dry barren land we saw three years ago, and the people now have their own rice mill
There is HOPE!
- Good health
- Safety in traveling
- For Saint-Marc and YWAM in the midst of Mardi Gras, which has just begun
And a few snapshots from our day:
First stop: Timonette
Clothes drying in the sun
A village home
The road that our team built to Lubin three years ago is still in good shape,
despite recent flooding nearby
Children enjoying the ball Chris gave them
And finally... doesn't everyone have a peacock wandering
around their dining room?