It's so quiet here. Dan is in his room, Nancy is in her room, Gary and I are fellowshipping at the computers (same room, not same page), Jr and Oliver are playing on the porch and they are making the only noise in the house. Everyone is gone. After people here since 1/14/10, except for four day stretch in first of March, it seems strange not to have the house full. Tasha was the last of the Family Harvest group and she left Monday. Cindy Rahl who was here for three weeks left on Saturday. So, here we are, each of us doing those things we had on hold.
I've been working in the testing room at school nearly everyday for, let's see…..the third week? Interesting and I enjoy it but there is much on my plate that take early morning energy. Perhaps we'll get someone to do that job soon.
Pierre came in this evening to have his dressing changed. Oh dear! The Dr. had to cut away a huge piece of flesh due to an infection. He needs a skin graft, anyone know of a Dr coming this way?
We have great things coming up. Building the church in Port with Pastor Cesar, about done. Next it will be housing, etc. Big things actually for these very impoverished folks. Pastor Cesar is living in a tin shack, another story and will go into detail on that one soon. We are going to deliver tents to him this week, as well as food.
I watched a video clip about amputees on MSNBC (Walking With No Place To Go) and how they were giving prosthesis' at a hospital not far from here, so we decided to take a ride and see. To our amazement, Albert Schweitzer Hospital is all set up with equipment to get people who have lost their legs into prosthesis' and Physical Therapists to train them to walk again. We hope to transport people to and from there. Another project we can spearhead.
At the end of April we will have a team from a big Baptist Church in Tampa, FL., Family Church, headed by Pastor Joe Windham. They will basically be a construction group and finish the school wall. In May, we will welcome a medical team from PA, headed by Ron Hillard and with them will be our good friends, the Haas'. At the end of the month, Pastor John Paledino is coming in to preach the graduation ceremony for the Bible school. He's got a farmer, a barber and a couple of evangelists with him, so it will prove to be a great time in the Lord.
We leave Haiti on June 8th and head to PA for Ezra and Audrey's wedding in Little Washington, on June 12th. We are still working on the return date to Haiti, since there is so much to do here, summer in WV will elude us but we plan to go to Family Harvests' conference at the end of July, first of August and maybe a couple more weeks in the States before returning to St Marc.
God is so wonderful. He amazes me every day with His goodness and mercy. I'm reading or should say , just finished a book by Mahesh Chavda on Fasting and Prayer. I would recommend it to anyone whether you ever thought about fasting or not. It's changing my life AND helping me to be successful in fasting. Whoo hooo!!!! A quote from the book is this: There is a place beyond victory called triumph. Victory is being able to defeat our enemies. But triumph goes far beyond mere victory. When you triumph, you come out of the battle with more than you had before. God wants to give you more.
I'm looking to get to the place beyond victory. I'm looking for triumph. Prayers prayed for years may have been answered by doing the one thing that Jesus said we should do….fast and pray.