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School Kit & Health Kit Excitement!

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Receiving a new school kit leaves kids of all ages simply beaming!

Receiving a new school kit leaves kids of all ages simply beaming!

For years we had helped assemble school and health kits with our kids as a Sunday School activity. We had no idea where those kits actually went. Imagine our surprise to now watch as hundreds and hundreds were passed out this week at the Child Care office! The kids signed their names on a register, accepted a school kit and a health kit and then sat down and excitedly looked through the bags! You could just sense the thankfulness as they waited on a hard bench to get their turn. It was a blessing to see. The little things we can do as Sunday Schools or churches really make a difference!

This week, annual check-ups were provided and medicine and vitamins were also handed out to each sponsored child. Sharing the love of Christ comes in many forms!

The child records their name to receive their kits.

The child records their name to receive their kits. In the background…school kits packed in boxes that read “Ohio apples!”

Primary school kits are more like backpacks, but are just as exciting to receive!

Primary school kits are more like backpacks, but are just as exciting to receive!

A group of students wait for their health screening with blood test. Vitamins, aspirin and other supplies are very appreciated!

A group of students wait for their health screening with blood test. Vitamins, aspirin and other supplies are very appreciated!

"And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." Matthew 10:42

“And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

When the kids came to get their kits, they also have started receiving a hearty meal of either rice or pasta. The kids sit a long time to wait their turn; some a few hours, some stay most of the day! They are thankful for the food!

Here is an amazing woman! Marie Lucie not only runs almost the whole child care operation single-handedly, she also decided to start cooking a meal for the students!

Here is an amazing woman! Marie Lucie not only runs almost the whole child care operation single-handedly, she also decided to start cooking a meal for the students!

We experienced "Haitian time" this day. The meeting was supposed to start at 9:00 and most of the people showed up between 10:00 and 11:00!

The meeting was supposed to start at 9:00 and most of the people showed up between 10:00 and 11:00…”Haitian time!”

Child Care Meeting with Parents and Kids

Before school started there was an informational meeting for all the parents and their sponsored kids. It was held inside the local MEBSH church of Simon. Marie Lucie, the director, was in charge of this meeting. Each one that works at the Child Care office had a part to play, including us. We presented information on the Moringa tree and the many nutritional and medicinal benefits that all the parts of this tree has to offer. We tried to explain to them that by growing the Moringa tree they could really improve their family’s situation. It is truly a “tree of life” modeled after how Jesus can meet all our needs spiritually.

First of all, the meeting entailed the importance of writing letters to sponsors on a timely basis and to express more about themselves in their letters. Students were reminded what to bring to the Child Care office such as their church attendance cards, report cards, and birth certificates. It was also expressed to the students to work hard to show appreciation to the sponsors who pay for their schooling. Discipline was also discussed in much detail, explaining the importance of a good attitude and proper dress at the schools and when they come to the Child Care office. They honored the students receiving good grades to encourage the rest to study harder. Students were also encouraged to look for a trade in the future where they could be sure of a job.

A view from the back of the meeting of us trying to share with the use of a translator.

A view from the back of the meeting of us trying to share with the use of a translator.

We have been getting experience delivering rice and beans to the four local schools that serve lunch!

Recently we have been getting experience delivering rice and beans to the four local schools that serve lunch!

Most Haitians feed their children once a day. What a blessing to have a part in delivering a child's second meal!

Most Haitians feed their children once a day. What a blessing to have a part in delivering a child’s second meal!

When a child is sponsored, it is an enormous blessing to them. They look at it like they are one of your own children…it is that big to them! Unfortunately many are looking on and hoping their children can get a sponsor to help with educational costs. We are still getting asked for help every day… are you thankful for a government that provides education for every child? It is not the case in every country in the world!

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

2 thoughts on “School Kit & Health Kit Excitement!

  1. Love this post! Our Sunday School classes are putting together more kits on October 10 so this is fun to see the pictures of real kids enjoying them!

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