Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Maine Team Goes Off Campus

The team's activities today took them off the NVM compound. We loaded up the vehicles and headed for Onaville. As we have reported before, Onaville is the largest displacement camp in Haiti. However, it is quickly becoming a permanent community. It is good to see progress. The purpose of our trip to Onaville was to work with the Haitian ladies who are producing crafts and to conduct a special event for 30 ladies from the church there. It was a great success. The men came along to see the ministry and what the ladies were doing. Gami Ortiz came along to give them a short talk about the Onaville community and ministry. And while the sessions with the women began, the men took a long walk up the mountainside. Here are some of the sites.

Gami giving his talk
The men hiking up the mountainside
Some of the ladies bought baskets from specific Haitian women
Babies are hard to resist
Buying the specific baskets helped build relationships and prayer partners
Handing out supplies for the next batch of baskets
Snacks were served!
Cheryl gave a powerful devotional on putting hurts behind us
The second session was a sewing event for ladies in the Onaville church 
Our translator and friend Regine models the sewing project
The team ladies helped guide the sewing process 
The ladies did a tremendous job on their projects 
Hard at work 
A helping hand 
Sewing away
You have to love those drinking glasses 
Proud of their finished projects 
Pat gave a devotional to this group
They are so grateful for what Cheryl has done
Cheryl's ministry to these ladies has made a tremendous difference in their lives and they are very grateful. The last line of the sign above is true. They really do love Cheryl. And the feeling is mutual. It will be hard for her to leave these dear ladies. But they are in good hands as Tina Bergen assumes the leadership of this ministry. We are so grateful for what God has done and will continue to do to help support these families and to build a sense of self-worth. And we thank the mission team ladies who were a big help today.

The team has a day off tomorrow and will complete their work week on Saturday. Please be praying that God will work through them and speak into their lives.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl Warner

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful photos (Amber Larochelle)--thank you for sharing the link. I wish you and David, as well as the others--safe travels home.