Saturday, April 18, 2009

Haiti Trip, Day 5 - April 7

Today we worked until lunch time. I threw rocks for a bit and then helped Michelle with activities for the kids. For lunch we had rice with bean sauce, something that tasted like potatoes (can't remember what they called it), banaan , and chicken. I was kind of scared, but it was good!

After lunch we took the school kids to the beach. It was so beautiful! Nothing but sand and water for miles. The kids enjoyed it as well. It wasn't too far either, but it seems like a whole other world.

The kids getting ready to swim!

All day Friday is a travel day - so really we have two more days. Tomorrow the souvenir lady is coming AND we're going into town for dinner. I don't even really miss the 'stuff' and getting bogged down by it all. It's been nice to just hang out on the porch instead of running.

Glenn's devotion tonight was Matthew 6:1-4, which says, "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."

After he read this passage we went around and shared the motivation for coming on this trip, and also what we've gained. I felt the tug on my heart and followed what God said. I've gained a far more humble heart. I don't ever want to forget this feeling. The way they live - and the people have sacrificed their own lives to be here....

1 comment:

mo'ikeha said...

You are the light of the world.(Matthew 5,14)- which is surely much brighter due to people like you.