English church. We alternate with the missionaries in Bonne Fin holding an English church service every month. In the States, people are used to hearing 8-12 English services every month…we just hear one (anything else is definitely going to be Kreyol)! Last weekend was our turn again in Les Cayes and we enjoyed hosting a group of about 75. This consisted of the missionaries in Bonne Fin and the work team (Rockville, Connecticut) and visiting minister they brought, and the other local missionaries that like to be included. We use the carport between our houses to set up chairs and Bonne Fin uses the benches in their waiting room for services.
Following our worship service we shared a meal together. Much of that is planned months in advance as we purchase food in the States, but many ingredients can be purchased locally as well. It is a very special time and many linger and help clean up and share the evening as well. “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20
Kreyol Christmas letters. The past two to three weeks at Child Care have been filled with rooms of children writing Christmas letters to their sponsors! They write a rough draft, get it proofed and edited, and then fill in the left side of the letter with their Christmas message in Kreyol. Later it gets translated into English in the column next to it. Hopefully the whole stack will be ready to mail out to get to their sponsors by Christmas!