Thursday, March 26, 2009
A picture is worth a thousand words. Need I say more. What you are staring at is the 5th wonder of the world, at least in my world! It runs, tomorrow it pumps. The disaster of day one was a test, and as we prayed, God worked. I have to tell you, this motor had not run for years, was supposed to have been thrown away, but God saved it for a another missions trip miracle. To prove himself faithful to a bunch of doubting Americans (at least one, being me) and a church full of needy Haitians. Arsene came up to me tonight with his mouth wide open, he said to me “Start it”, one pull and this puppy runs. He said you are an amazing mechanic, I said no, I just serve a really big God! Dad, if you read this post, you will not believe it, but this motor started and ran just as easy as the new one did in the shop a few days ago! I pulled once, put a little gas in the carburetor, and on the next pull it ran and never quit. A cheer went up from the Americans! I had all the parts I needed except for some studs, and the oil plugs. We went down to the hardware store and I bought some bolts to cut off to make mounting studs, we went to pay the man and I just happened to say to Rob, ask if he has some oil plugs, the man never left the counter, he bent over and in 2 seconds held one on the counter, it was Rob’s turn to show surprise while I excitedly said do you have another one? And another second later the other plug was on the counter. I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t a little shocked too, but I had gathered a lot of confidence when I woke up staring at that pump motor yesterday morning. The concrete is poured in the children’s tent thanks to a dedicated team of Haitians and a generous donation from Lauren Aprill’s church family. It is awesome. The children will be being taught in there on Sunday morning. How good God is. Our whole team is connecting with the people. One little fascination is that Noah Reyhl seems to be a language genius. He spent the afternoon surrounded by a group of young Haitian men teaching him Creole at a chalk board, and the kid is an amazingly quick study. He has endeared me to him as he connects with this people. His parents have raised him well, along with Luke and Autumn. This is an amazing family to have with us on the venture! I cannot say enough about how delighted we are to have them along. We are about to eat and I need to get the men paid for today’s work, so will run for now. Blessings to all!
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