We are back home again in Grace Village!!!
These last 2 ½ months of preparation with packing up our apartment, giving notice to our jobs, raising monthly support, and the hardest saying good-bye to family and friends came to an end on Wednesday!
We are so excited for this new journey and chapter in our lives here in Haiti!!
When we arrived in Haiti on Thursday we drove right out to Grace Village!!! What an exciting and joyous time it was to have all the children run out screaming and then hugging us!!! We sure missed them!!! We settled in unpacking, and just resting a little as we were really tired!!
We met Gretchen, who has been here these last 2 ½ months! What a sweet and hard working woman she has been!!! She has done a great job in enforcing rules, and discipline!! ( and a lot more) To hear her speak Creole is amazing in such a short amount of time!!!
We will all work together these next 10 days to keep things flowing smoothly. She will then fly home and Jewel and I will be here to continue to oversee Grace Village!!
Please pray for us that Creole will come easy like it seemed to have for Gretchen!!
Today we brought a new little boy to Grace Village! His name is Joseph and he is 5 years old. ( He looks about 3) Both of his parents have died, and he was living with his Grandparents. It was so apparent he was not eating daily meals. So when we fed him, he ate more food than I have ever seen a little 5 year old eat!!! They will eat lots of food at first until he realizes he will always be eating 3 meals a day!!! Is that not so sad!! It is so easy to take for granted our daily food, our electricity, our water, our instant internet, our transportation, our schools, restaurants, the list goes on and on!! God has blessed us and for that we should be to grateful and thankful!!! But the majority of the world and Haiti does not live the way we do in the states!!! We are so close in distance to the states but yet so very far apart in our daily conveniences.
Love to all of you at home! Mickey and Jewel