A BIG thank you to all of you who are praying for our time here at Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage. We have had our challenges, much like a substitute teacher would expect…. little do the kids and staff know Dixie & I have done it all. In Creole they call guys like me a ‘dezod’, meaning bad boy or trouble-maker. Dixie and I have seen things coming and have been able to turn them on there head for God’s glory. God has given us amazing grace, insight, and wisdom in many situations due to your prayers. Please don’t stop praying; we need it big time!
One of my highlights has been a chance to sit with a few chosen kids and do “English class”. We are working through a book “Creole Made Easy”. Susie, this has been great for me. I might catch up to you by the time this trip is completed. Ha! Haiti Hub / Creole made Easy may want to hire me once I’m done. I just might learn to understand and speak a little Creole. Truth be known, the kids are light years ahead of me and after an hour I have to stop because my head is spinning. As with everything, my ‘teachers’ are ready and able to continue for hours.
Today is a Haitian holiday “Flag Day”. It feels like the Forth of July to me. Cars started honking as early as 5am. Much of our Haitian staff and the community are off work for the festivities. Louinet’s Nan Wo school drill team and band teamed up with the mountain school drill team from Zemi. Drums, trumpet, horns and drill masters barking the steps as the participants marched for miles preforming their moves. What a sight this parade created as they marched and performed through our orphanage and the streets of Dessalines. National pride runs deep in this country.
Oh man, I got to go. The cooks just brought me a special Haitian lunch…. The children in this orphanage don’t know how good they have it compared to the country as a whole.