What a wonderful way to wake up on an Easter Sunday, working for the Lord in Haiti! We had a delicious breakfast at Dottie’s and enjoyed visiting with the ladies there before we left at around 9:30 a.m. We met up with the interpreters around 10.00 a.m. From there we started our journey up into the mountains. We had a very good trip; no problems with the truck and we made it in about 3 hours. When we arrived, we unloaded the truck, got our sleeping arrangements set up and then Pastor Dorleon’s wife made us a Haitian lunch of rice, beans, goat, Haitian sauce for the rice and a potato salad. They had even bought cokes for us.
After lunch we gave them a big surprise: the PA system (speakers, speaker stands, microphone, keyboard and a CD player). Pastor Dorleon clapped his hands and praised the Lord over and over. We set everything up and it worked great.
The rest of the evening we discussed how we would start the Pastor’s Conference, what we would need for the team going up to Jerusalem II to start the foundation and where we would start the shade house.
Around 5:00 p.m. we had supper and afterward Pastor Ken invited us to have the Lord’s Supper before we went to Church. It was a special time with special people. I am always so honored to be with Christian brothers and sisters that are Doers of the Word. (Whether they are prayer warriors, givers or goers; the Body needs every part.)
Church started about 6:00 p.m. but in Haiti, people have to start singing to let the village know that church is starting so the church really doesn’t get started till about 6:30 to 7:00. Then they have groups that sing to around 8:00. Pastor Ken preached a powerful Easter Sunday message about how our Savoir is still alive. He has risen. Halleluiah!!
After church, Kenny and Pastor Wisney (one of our Haitian interpreters) gave their testimony in our meeting area; I always like team members to tell how they came to Christ and what He is doing in their lives. This way we really begin to know each other and realize how much we have in common.
We truly had a most blessed Easter Sunday. He really is alive; in all of us. What joy it is to serve our King!