Going to the Tugwell’s home group was a very encouraging way to end the day. The group was very open with each other and wasn’t afraid to talk about what God was doing in their life. We had an amazing time of fellowship and worship with each other. The cool thing about it was that in between songs anyone had the chance to read a passage from the Bible or share something that was on their heart. During the time of worship, I felt that God was calling me to read to a passage that was on my mind. That passage was Philippians 2:10-11 which says “So that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven on earth and under the earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.” This passage reminded me that one day no matter who you are, everyone will confess that Jesus is Lord. This was very encouraging to remember as we share the gospel in Haiti.
Earlier in the day we got the opportunity to help serve in a transition program of Child Hope by beginning to paint inside the transition program building. The transition program takes the older kids in the Child Hope orphanages and teaches them how to make jewelry, bake, and do woodworking. The materials that are made are then sold, which puts money back into their ministry. It was a cool experience to be able to help them out by beginning to paint the inside of their building. We got as much done as we could, but we will be returning there to finish up the job. It was awesome to be able to serve them in that way.
Lastly, one of the first things we did this morning was going into a nearby school and seeing how they ran things in their school. The kids in their were very happy and joyful despite their varying circumstances outside of the school. This is a theme I have noticed over my time in Haiti. Even though the people have very little, they always have a joyful attitude and don’t complain about what they don’t have. This has been a great reminder to me that I should always be grateful for all the things that I am blessed to have. I hope to have the same joyful attitude that these kids have in in my daily life back home in the States.
Written by Sam Burns