Ok, this will be the most random blog so far & I’m going to jump right into it…
When I was in Boava (a small mountain community in northern Haiti) last month the parents of a boy who lives at H2H Children’s Home gave me a goat. Yup, a goat. Sweet, eh? I sent a picture to my niece, Courtney, and she has named him Pablo. Hopefully I’ll come up with a good excuse for Pablo to go to goat heaven because he definitely will be going to goat heaven as soon as he gets some more meat on his bones! Here’s Pablo in his house… which was made by one of the kids that felt sorry for him sleeping in the rain
I read through my last few blogs and realized that I didn’t really update you properly on Wilkenson… probably because I’m still in shock at how he’s recovered. While he was in the hospital in Port-au-Prince, waiting patiently for surgery, I was going crazy with frustration back in Grande Goave. I shared my frustration with the team that was visiting (Darcy’s team) and Terry, one of the team members, prayed for God to touch his arm & heal it completely without requiring surgery. At the same time the kids in the home gathered and prayed a similar prayer. Hours later we received the phone call from PauP saying surgery was not needed and Wilkenson would be heading home after a few days of physio. I’m sure this sort of healing is unthinkable to many of you but check out this picture…
This is Wilkenson washing his clothes BY HAND just days after coming back to Grande Goave. He has NO PAIN in his arm whatsoever! The only sign of his broken arm is a tight tendon that is preventing him from straightening his arm completely and even that is getting better everyday.
Ok, moving along through the randomness….
Check out this sweet online game that is based on helping a Haitian family survive their difficult life: http://www.unicef.org/voy/explore/rights/explore_3142.html
Check out this link to a new article published today: http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/04/07/haiti.food.protests.ap/index.html
The increased cost of food & the violence that is resulting from the desperation is a reality. Pray the UN & Haitian government can deal with this before history needs to repeat itself in Haiti. Also pray for safety for us as we may be traveling through these demonstrations over the next few days.
And finally, what’s the saying… “always a bridesmaid, never a bride”? Last week I was the maid-of-honor in a Haitian wedding. It was so much fun! Here’s a couple shots: