Today we started the morning with a breakfast of champions (potatoes), which led into our daily devotional. The devotional was about the fruitfulness of Gods people and how we are only the "branches" dependent on God for our strength and growth. We followed the devo with more Haitian Creole lessons so that we would be at least a little more equipped to communicate with the children. We then went to the chapel for day 2 of Vacation Bible School. We greeted the kids at the compound gate and the pure joy on their faces was just as obvious as our first interaction with them. The only difference was that now we knew each others names so it was even more personal and precious than our first time meeting. The VBS felt a lot more orderly today since we all knew what to expect unlike yesterday which felt like chaos. Its amazing how God keeps showing up and moving in all of our lives. Their is a light and clarity in the chaos, and God is on the move. Today I was with preschool. They were a lot more chill than the older kids, but it was more challenging to interact with or play with them. They were adorable though and were still able to memorize the scripture. After VBS we had lunch with the Haitian VBS leaders and tried to learn more about each other. The youth group was in the afternoon and it was a great way to be vulnerable and share Biblical truths about the character of God with each other despite cultural differences and a reminder of the life we are called to as his followers. All evening the electricity was out so that meant no lights, air conditioning, or water. This made dinner duty difficult, but despite the less than ideal circumstances we were able to eat, worship and grow in community the rest of the evening.
Thank you for reading this reflection, and we could use the continued support of your prayers.