Dr. Golson just called and said that the team has arrived safely. The flight went fine. A few of the students
had some issues during the first leg, but they did better during the second leg. They arrived and were able to
clear customs. They then loaded all their bags into a truck, and drove to the orphanage while taking in the
sights and smells of the town! They are unloading and getting ready to eat lunch, and meet the children.
Praise the Lord for a good trip!
The team is doing really well. They have had two days of rain, so it has been really sloppy and messy, but that has also brought some cooler weather, which has been nice. Tonight they went into town and attended a local church. The team sang, and Dr. Golson preached from Colossians 1.
Their transportation has been in the back of trucks, but they have gotten to their destination via bad roads and crazy traffic!
The team has been helping the students at the orphanage finish up their school year with tutoring and one-on-one lessons, and then putting on a VBS in the afternoon. The team is learning to be flexible and make adjustments to their plans based on weather and what the kids enjoy.
On Saturday, the team is planning on a hike to one of the town landmarks, and going to a local market. Please pray for health for the team, and an effective ministry with the missionaries and the children.
Praise the Lord for a good trip!
On Saturday, the team was able to hike up to the Citadel, a historic site in the city of Cap Haitian. They were also able to ride through town and see some of the local sites. Dr. Golson was unable to go because of a turned ankle, so he waited for the team. They had been told it was a 3 hour round-trip hike, but in actuality, it was a seven mile, 6 1/2 hour hike! Needless to say, the team was worn out when they returned! After a rest time, they spent the remainder of the day playing with the kids at the orphanage.
On Sunday, the team traveled to a church of about 200 people. There was a baby dedication and Dr. Golson preached. During the afternoon, each of the kids was able to call their mothers! They were supposed to attend another church on Sunday night, but their truck broke down, and they had to wait for a while for a man named Sebian to come and get them. By the time it was fixed, the decision was made to go back to the orphanage and have church with the missionary ladies. It was a really neat time of sharing and singing.
Sebian is a medical doctor as well as an itinerant church-planter. He has started many churches on the island, and spends time overseeing them. He also holds medical clinics and will see 110 patients just on Monday morning. He uses many natural remedies from around the island.
The team will continue with VBS Monday and Tuesday, as well as helping the children finish up their school year. On Wednesday, the team will help with some projects around the compound. Dr. Golson was able to have soccer goals made in town, and they are really excited about presenting them to the orphanage, along with getting the kids Cokes and pizza as an end-of-school year treat!
Continue to pray for health and strength as well as a spiritual impact on the kids, as the team finishes up this trip.