Thursday, August 13, 2009
This year Caitlin got to paint her fourth mural in Haiti. This year she got to paint the mural on the main road. It was so neat to have a different location and reach a different group of people. She wanted to focus the mural on the importance of family, children, husbands, and wives, and above all else LOVE. We were painting in a location that had many guys that gave us trouble with their comments. But on our last day we were able to have a really neat conversation with one of them. He was thinking that the mural was for the Devil since it had red in it. It opened a conversation about the mural. We were able to talk about the red signifying Jesus's blood and the sacrifice that God made for us. We were also able to talk about the importance of family and loving one another. Caitlin painted a pigeon in the mural, which helped us to talk about the Holy Spirit and the beauty of God's love. Really neat moment. Was a neat year fro Caitlin and her painting. It is such a blessing to Camp Hope to have her paint these murals, brings such life to the town.
We had a church donate 40 school bags to the children in Haiti. Here we are passing out the bibles. The boy in the very front with the smile as bright as the North Star lite up when he got his bible. As they opened the bibles you could see their eyes embracing each picture. Looking at the colors, details, and watching their minds begin to wonder about the picture. For some this was their very first color, picture, book. They were 15.
This little boy was at the hospital. He became Kim's best friend while we were there. He was there for malnutrition. Many children that suffer from malnutrition hate begin touched, but every time you saw Deselmet his arms would open and he would walk for you. He was precious. Our prayer was that he would smile before we left, unfortunately we did not get to see that. Please pray for this little boy as he was struggling to get healthy.
This was our adventure to the river. A nurse that was in Haiti liked to get the children out of the hospital for the day and swim. We decided to tag along. The water was so warm and almost disgusting, but we closed out mouths and jumped in. Up the way the livestock came through, a little worried about the water, but the Lord protected us. It was a day of laughs. One moment Sarah and I decided to go crazy with the water and drench the children, it was precious. They laughed so hard. Made our day!