His Heart for Haiti

Giving Hope Through Child Sponsorship

Total Immersion — Days 3 & 4

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We found out quickly what Haitians love to eat for breakfast...soup!

Good morning! We found out quickly what Haitians love to eat for breakfast…pumpkin soup!

After breakfast we took a walk through the town and out to the river. It was hot, but better wherever we found shady spots to stop. It was nice to just get away and be together as a family!

We finally found the Cavillon River.

We are suckers for palm trees. They are so large in the tropics!

We finally found the Cavillon River. It seemed very pure compared to most rivers we have viewed here already!

We finally found the Cavillon River. It seemed very pure compared to most rivers we have viewed here already!

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A great shot of how close some people live to the rivers. The river is very low right now. This might be a picture of poverty, but the yard is swept spotless!

A great shot of how close people live to the rivers. The river is very low right now. This might be a picture of poverty, but notice how the yard is swept absolutely spotless!

When we returned, we sat on the front porch, studying, working on the computer, etc. Soon, no matter what we started to do, the Haitians were right there at our elbows. If you tried to study the Bible, you would turn your head and one would show up next to you. They were very interested in what we were doing and especially interested in wanting to learn English. We had English/Creole studies more than a couple of times. We enjoyed teaching each other! We loved interacting and developing relationships with all ages. God created language!

Here's a good chance to make friends and try to communicate...

Finding a good chance to make friends and try to communicate…

This is what we started seeing every afternoon as Grant conducted impromptu English classes!

This is what we started seeing every afternoon as Grant conducted impromptu English classes!

There was always somebody asking questions about English or Creole!

There was always somebody asking questions about English or Creole! Notice an ENGLISH sign in this photo!

After lunch, we sat on the porch with the Haitians. We got the game “Zingo” out for the kids to play. It is a Bingo type game that uses pictures. The kids loved it! Trinity was playing the game with them but they were wild. It was hard for them to sit and play a game. We worked with Haitians on English again all through the afternoon.

After school the games started up again!

After school the kids flooded in again! It was impossible to get them to understand they could sit down to play a game!

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We ended up showing half of the “Jesus” film one night and half the following night. Several of us had to go into town and “talk it up” as we invited people to come! We love to see and hear the people’s reactions as they follow the life of Christ through his early ministry to his death and resurrection. It touched people every time! We hope we can plant seeds for eternity as we share the life and word of Jesus together.

Here is a sign posted near the side door of the church. We are still wondering what went wrong in translation?!

Here is a sign posted near the side door of the church. We are still wondering what went wrong in translation?! Seems like we can help each other out this week!

 

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

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