Day 4 (#1) – Worship His Holy Name
It’s hard to believe that we only have two more days here in Haiti! Words can’t even come close to describing how beautiful it is here, and I am blown away every time we leave the hotel.
Today we started our day like the past few days, breakfast at 7:30 and a morning devotional. Then, we packed up and all piled into the bus, which took us to Glory Glory Orphanage. These past couple days have been extremely exhausting and our energy levels are low. But once we arrived at the orphanage and we saw their smiling faces, the energy was quickly restored because we were reminded why we were there.
It was so exciting seeing familiar faces from Sunday, and the same kids we played with then ran up to us again today and gave us big hugs. It was a super relaxed day in terms of VBS activities. We spent almost the whole day helping the kids make bracelets, color, and had a water gun fight.
I am amazed every time we interact with the Haitian people. I am amazed at how big their hearts are. These kids have made me love these past few days more than I have ever felt before. Coming on this trip I was expecting to be pouring out the love, as much love as I could. I never in a million years would have thought that these kids would be returning that feeling.
Towards the end of the day, everyone split off into different groups and did their own activities with the kids. I walked into the church where I found Josh playing the guitar and singing for a group of kids. He started playing “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” and a few kids began to sing with him, only in Creole. We decided to move out to the grass where the majority of the kids were playing and he started playing there. Again he played “10,000 Reasons,” but this time it was a bigger crowd, so there were more voices. Everyone was singing – the mixture of the song in both English and Creole made my heart melt. And I was reminded that, yes, we are separated by language and culture, but we all worship the same God. When we were all singing together those barriers disappeared, and we were all united as one; the same people worshiping the same God. I don’t believe there will be any other moment on this trip that we will feel that connected to the Haitians than in this moment. God’s presence was just so evident in this moment.
At the end of every day my heart is so full of the love that we have received here. And it’s a perfect reminder of how great our God is.
Jezi se wout la (Jesus is the way in Creole)