God brought us a fantastic group this past week. They just drove off and they have left a wake of blessings behind them. Over 200 people had their vision checked and 35 prayed to receive Jesus into their lives. Great work was done on the compound and the new maintenance garage has a beautiful driveway. And fantastic ministry was done with the Haitian ladies.
Here are Cheryl's thoughts. "Working with the Haitian ladies is such a joy and blessing for me. These women have such a hard life. Some walk for miles for water. Most have no husbands, little support and little income or a way to earn an income. They depend on hand-outs from others. Most have multiple children as this has been taught from their mothers….’go find a man to take care of you’…. so they believe this is all they have in life. Teaching them a skill and showing God’s love to them is a blessing. Bringing in a team that can help teach, give blessings and show them a bit of fun is a great way to bring joy into their lives."
Here are the sights from the final day of ministry.
|Ladies in Onaville learning to make baskets|
|Cute kids are everywhere|
|Cheryl speaking to the ladies|
|Katie helping lady to wrap rope|
|The class in full swing|
|Mackenzie was great with the kids|
|Carefully wrapping rope to make baskets|
|Grace loves kids|
|Ladies hard at work making beautiful baskets|
|Cutting cloth for wrapping rope|
|No words required|
|One of the walls in the maintenance garage office|
|Continuing work on the maintenance garage driveway|
|The guys got tired of shoveling rocks!!!! They worked hard.|
|The woman's event in Onaville was a big hit!|
|Cheryl addressing the ladies in Onaville|
|Barb greets the ladies in Onaville|
|Diane shares her testimony to the ladies in Onaville|
|Katie helping two ladies at once!|
|Musical chairs was a huge hit|
|And believe it or not, a foot race was the biggest hit of all|
|Modeling the head band she made at the woman's event|
|We want to thank this great team for their great work|
We love to see God work through teams. We see lives changed - lives of people they reach out to and lives of people on the team. We pray that the effect of this team will continue on in the weeks and months to come.
And thank you so much for your interest and prayers. It is only because of your prayers that things with eternal value occur. We will keep you posted on future ministry activities at NVM.
Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl