Thank you for your prayers for our recent trip to Port au Prince, Haiti. God certainly blessed this joint effort between Piney Grove Baptist Church in Samson, Alabama, and St. Andrew Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida. Our team worked alongside of SCORE International Missions, a worldwide mission organization with a presence in Haiti.

I want to encourage you to read the team member testimonies that will be posted to the blog over the coming days, and you can still access our field updates from the "Blog Archive" link on the right hand side of the page. Thank you again for your prayers!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Another Amazing Day!

Hot and sweaty! That's how each day begins and ends. Morning devotion began about 6:45am and was followed by hot corn meal in a cup with a scoop of sugar. Most of us settled for the bread and cheese. When we arrived at the school this morning, it was evident the building crew worked until dusk after we left Monday. (Oh, let me clarify this is LeAnna Miller updating the blog! John graciously allowed me to actually type on the I-Pad. You will not see the eloquent phrasing and large descriptive vocabulary you a have become accustomed to.)
Several of us went to the director of the school and got permission to go in the classrooms and speak to the children today. Monday a small team went into each classroom and presented the evangecube to them. The fact is that most of these children have already accepted Jesus and know he died on the cross for our sins. That team set the groundwork for us to go in the classrooms today and teach them a verse. I had prepared to teach John 3:16, but that quickly got tossed for Plan C or D. Yesterday as we were leaving the school, John Fitz told us to teach them a verse they could apply to their daily life. Several of us worked together after regrouping and decided to use John 13: 34-35. Paraphrased it reads: Love one another as I have loved you. By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.
The rebuilding of the wall- that has been interesting. Dobbs has been awesome with his leadership! The materials and tools that we have to work with are very primitive compared to what we have access to. However, I have been amazed at how the wall is coming together. We are able to work at most 30-45 minutes at a time before we have to take a break. While some of us are working on the wall or in the classrooms,others are sharing the gospel. All in all it's been a very different trip. One person hit the nail on the head at share time and said this trip is different in the sense that we are here to NOT have a plan and to follow where God leads us from day to day, or even hour to hour sometimes. (ILY)