Report by Miranda Gates
Hey everyone! It’s Miranda. I’m 11. As you know I’m in Haiti. This is my first trip, and it has been life changing. I have enjoyed playing with the kids and handing out bracelets I made for the children. You don’t need to know the same language in order to play. Seeing how people live is truly amazing. You don’t need much in life. All you really need is your family and Jesus. I can’t wait until I can come back to Haiti. Today we went to a voodoo village. I would LOVE if they all became Christians. Please pray for the people in Haiti. I LOVE HAITI!!!!!
Report by Lisa Downing
Our trip is coming to a close, and we can say mission accomplished! We have taken well over 300 photos of the students enrolled in school this year. They are very much like our students on picture day; checking their clothes, hair, etc.! Clint and I look forward to sending new photos to all the student sponsors. The sponsored students are very appreciative to have a sponsor. This is the third school year that TEM has worked more closely with the school, and I can tell you it is making a difference. Our sponsored students wrote notes to their sponsors and I must share one of these letters. It touched all our hearts when we read it tonight:
“I can’t really find the right words to explain how important you are in my life. Each second I want to thank you for everything. God knows what you are doing and by your support I am studying and my world can count on tomorrow. Thank you a million times. Thank you and I can assure you that you will not lose your spending of money, time, trust and more. May God keep continuous blessing on you.”
THANK YOU sponsors!
Clint and I have enjoyed the fellowship of our small team, Pastor Jeremy, Kristin, Miranda, Joe and Vicki (and Chuck as always). What a blessing to be with each of them and especially to watch the wide-eyed wonder of Miranda! Once you have been to Haiti a number of times some things just become normal, but to see it through Miranda’s eyes has been refreshing. I send out a big thanks to Vicki who was a tremendous help with recording photo numbers as we took the photos. This can easily become chaos, but Vicki helped us stay on track.
As we prepare to leave, I thank God for the opportunity to be a part of helping our brothers and sisters in Haiti. I take with me the smiles, laughter, love and goofy faces on “Picture Day!”