Haiti short term mission 2014 (Day 9)

Today began with worship under the mango tree.  There's nothing like hearing about 100 Haitians, primarily kids, singing English Christian worship songs.   Pastor Bob gave a brief message based on the three parables in Luke 15. Worship was shorter than usual and then John presented New Life with new uniforms and prayed over them and the tournament.

About that time, it seemed like the floodgates opened and tons of people converged on New Life.  You could feel the energy. The two visiting teams arrived, we presented them with t-shirts and the opening ceremonies began (an hour later--it's Haiti)...

After a full day of soccer, the championship game ended with one of the New Life teams winning. It was so fun to cheer them on.

God gave us a beautiful day with a nice breeze.  Thank goodness. Yesterday was hot, hot, hot with no breeze.

Tonight we will hang with the kids and as dusk approaches, the glow sticks will come out. Let the fireworks begin!!

Tomorrow will be our last day in Haiti and we will end with a feeding at Cite Soleil. That will be a different experience for many who have not done a feeding such as this in their time in Haiti. We will be feeding 1,000 in the neighborhood surrounding Pastor Vincent's church and school.  Courtney and I did this same feeding during our January trip.  Very humbling. We will be distributing 1000 hygiene kits with toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and candy. What a combo!  

As I write, I joyously watch our kids and the older Haitian boys working on set pieces on the soccer field. Seems like we never get enough soccer around here.