MVFF came and lead our boys in their first ever Vacation Bible School... Huge success!! The boys had a great time! We got to leave our house, go out to the country side and have a full day of fun interactive bible lessons, sports games, crafts and pool fun! Even our snack time pretty delicious! A big THANK YOU to Deep River Mission for allowing us to use their facilities. Also, for the compliment of letting us know how well behaved and respectful our kids are! When we hash tag "not street kids anymore" it's for a pretty beautiful reason! These kids have come so far and are determined to keep going :) So Proud!!! Thank you Vanessa, Nicole, Moriah and Melody for leading the charge, loving on us and spoiling us with so much fun!
Everyone worked so hard to get the shelter open. All the kids helped bring in bed frames and mattresses. Staff not scheduled to work volunteered their time to get the house ready to welcome the "raw" street kids off the street. Providing a safe place for these kids that aren't ready to leave street life a safe place is crucial. Prayer to protect and change their hearts to leave street life is imperative. Join with us in prayer and action as we work to eradicate the street kids population of Cap and ultimately around all of Haiti and the Caribbean!!!
We had 4 spectacular men come to work with us last week. First thing Ti-Cardo did was punch Terrace in the calf and yell "look at his calf! It's 5 times the size of mine!!"... the entire trip was planned around working with our staff and older kids to build the shelter. God had other plans! Yes, the guys got A LOT done for the shelter and spent quite a bit of time loving on the kids, but the mentor/ "man to man" time was priceless for our staff! Amazing, amazing time with these hilarious men of faith and integrity! It was a short trip, but what an impact on us! We can't wait to have you back T, Jamey, Richard and Bill!!!
Chick-Fil-A operators and staff came to volunteer with us through Partners Worldwide and LifeShape. Always a good time. Their group: 12 strong strapping men and one totally awesome woman knocked down concrete walls, removed rotted ceilings, painted, varnished and entertained us all! Then they treated us to the beach where there was nerf football, raft wrestling and king of the raft, bury each other in the sand and of course a nice hearty snack and juice. Thank you to the entire team for taking time to come serve and love on us!! We miss you all!!
However, there is still much work to be done!! Piti piti zwazo fè nich (little by little the bird builds the nest- Haitian proverb). Here is the progress so far and how the house looks. Linsey is in the US as we speak working on fundraising and discussing our needs, goals and accomplishments.