Day #5, part b: The team makes history in one small corner of Haiti

UPDATE 5, part B!

Tony texted this afternoon to share a brief update on the day’s adventures…

After a great first half of the day spent with the school kids and continuing to gather updated info, the team took a 6 mile round trip hike to visit a daughter and granddaughter church of Kawo.
This group of individuals were the FIRST white people to ever visit this area!!! I imagine it was probably quite a shock to many people to see these pale “blancs” come hiking into their area!
We’ll have to get stories once the team gets back. 🙂
Tony said it was a very difficult hike. Coming from Tony, it really must have been! He said they are exhausted.

I was wrong about when the team hikes back down to Nan wo…. my apologies. They will spend the morning worshiping with our Kawo brothers and sisters and then will finish up the last handful of kids’ photos and info. Tomorrow afternoon, they will also be meeting with any pregnant women and midwives in the area to give out birth kits and teach the women how to use them. THANK YOU to those of you who gave towards these kits! I have seen a tiny, week-old Haitian baby slowly die of tetanus for the simple reason that his umbilical cord was probably cut with a dirty knife. It is heartbreaking, the needless deaths that occur. These birth kits each contain one sterilized blade on top of many other things. These simple gifts really do have the potential to save a life.

The team will hike down on Monday.

Let’s keep praying for our team!
Continue to pray that these guys get good rest at night. It is SO needed.
Pray they have an amazingly refreshing, encouraging morning as they worship alongside the Kawo church tomorrow.
Pray they are able to finish up the school kids’ pictures and info.
Pray they are able to communicate well with the women of the area in regards to using the birth kits properly.
Pray for a refreshing, somewhat restful day overall before the long hike on Monday.
Praise for the opportunity to go literally, where no white man has gone before 🙂 and to visit the churches in that area.

Thank you for faithfully upholding our team in prayer,
Grace, on behalf of the Hope in Haiti team

May we pray boldly, with expectation and firm hope in what God is doing in and through this team as they invest in the precious people of Haiti. May we look back at the fruits of this trip and be able to say,

“This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes!”
-Ps. 118:23

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