Unless otherwise specified, all reports are from Brother Chuck

Got up early this morning, after about 10 hours of sleep, and had a hearty breakfast of cereal with some juice. Then we went to church, where Will preached and afterwards several people came forward. When we got back to our room, which had been shut up, it must have been about 100 degrees. The sun was beating down on the tin roof and it was like an oven in our room; even the sheets on the bed were hot.

Ginette, our cook, had made us some wonderful peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Pringles and juice. It doesn’t seem like much but when you look around you it is a feast.

When we finished we went down to Daniel’s village and met with him. He said his wife had told him that we had come by and that he had told some of his friends (voodoo priests) to come. We still have no idea how many people will be there. We just leave it up to the Lord. Daniel’s mother is in the hospital in Port-au-Prince and we prayed for her and told him we would continue. Please pray for her.

We visited friends along the way, inviting them to the Jesus film tonight. We have been here so many times everybody knows us along the road and paths. They are country people and are a simple people, hard working & happy to have what they have.

When we returned Ginette had fixed us some hot soup with corn and afterward we took showers under barrels that are filled with creek water. After being in the sun all day it wasn’t bad at all. Sometimes after the sun goes down it is a little chilly.

Church started at 6:30 but they are Baptist so it really didn’t start till 7:00. Here they have to start singing so the people in the valley can hear them and know that it is time for church. After some difficulty with the generator and power, Will got the DVD started and people were excited. The majority have never seen a video before.

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