Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snake (Krystle)

The last few days Kelly has been out to Renold's place to hopefully finish the well. I have been coming with all of the guys(Emmanuel, Arcene, Chedson and Rob) because everyone else is in school all day. The guys are doing really good on the well, it's going slower then Kelly hoped because its Haiti, and there have been several problems but I will let him tell you in more detail what's happening later on. But a note to Grandpa Berg, I am learning so much about water well drilling you just might have to hire me when we get back home:D! Lol Just kidding Grandpa! All of these guys are working hard so Kelly and I have been trying to make sure they get plenty to eat. Yesterday Kelly splurged and took us to the Deli Mart for pizza and chicken nuggets. It was really nice but we realized we can't afford to feed them like this everyday and we didn't bring enough of our own food to feed them out of our stuff, so today it was hotdogs and chips! Now, I think they were all surprised when we got back to the orphanage and Kelly put the hotdogs on the stove and I started to get the plates and buns ready. Normally in Haiti the men don't even go near the cook stove, it is considered woman's work and they are not usually thanked afterwards for working so hard. So Kelly proved once again that being a man isn't just about being tough and being able to do things like water well drilling! When lunch was finished each of the guys came up to us and thanked us for the food, it was very sweet. As we have spent more time together I can tell everyone is really warming up. Since Emmanuel, Arcene and Ched all know a little bit of English, and Kelly and I know a little bit of Creole we can talk quite a bit. In fact, we just had a very interesting conversation about koulev, or in English, snakes! I have never seen a snake here in all of our trips but they were saying it's just because the people try and keep them killed off. Now I think this how it should be done everywhere, but I was explaining how some people in America keep them as pets or how some come from places like the Amazon and are kept at zoos. I wish you could have seen their faces! I know I'm scared of snakes but they are all petrified! We are having a good time and being able to reach out in new and different ways. We are off to YWAM tonight to get our souls fed in a language we can understand, we went last week and it was a wonderful service and fellowship time with other American missionaries, so we have been looking forward to it all week. We had taken Dina to an eye doctor last weekend and he gave her new medicine to put in it and by today you can barely tell she was ever having an issue. I am feeling a lot better, although I have lost my voice and I am worn out by evening. Hopefully in a couple more days I will be back to new! I love and miss you all but when you are doing Gods work it seems easier to cope with! Blessings! Krystle

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are building deeper relationshiPs. Thats the beauty of Haiti! I completely agree with the Haitians when it comes to snakes!! Looking forward to more of your adventures. Sending my love&prayers to you all Niche

Anonymous said...

Hey krystle and kelly! I love to hear how you guys are taking care of each other and the haitians. God has truly blessed you guys beyond comprehension. I don't like snakes either. Krystle it's nice to hear you are learning some much about water well drilling. It gives you a new appreciation for what your dad,kelly and grandpa go through on a daily basis. I just wanted to say i love and miss you guys. And Krystle you are right sometimes God calls us to do things we may be unsure of or things that pull us out of our comfort zone. But thats love,thats amazing,thats our awesome god, it helps us get closer to him.So bye for now! Thinking of oyu guys and praying for you guys. SLEEP WELL TONIGHT AND DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE! I MEAN SNAKES! GOD BLESS YOU! LOVE GERMAINE

Alisa Gallo said...

Krystle, your words explain it so well.... You can almost feel like you were there with you! Glad you and Dina are feeling better! We think of you both often! Glad doing God's task at hand is going well! Enjoy your weekend! Love you much!

Jake Thomas said...

Sounds like things are going pretty well with the well lol. That is good news, good thing Kelly got all that knowledge from his Dad and Grandpa. I think you would be an awesome well driller Krystle, I can picture you now in overalls with mud and dirt on them lol. This YWAM thingy sounds pretty cool, I am glad that God has arranged for you two to have a place to go hear the word of God in english and to fellowship with other americans. I am sure it helps with homesickness. We have been praying for you often and I am always thinking to myself about what you two are up to down there. It is an awesome adventure and we are all so proud of the two of you. Hope and pray you keep feeling better Krystle, and blessings for you as well brother Kelly. Love you and miss you, God bless.

Deloris said...

Hi K and K,
Ray and I are glad you two are doing well. I know it hasn't been easy but it seems that you are both working hard to figure it all out. Everything is so different there, so much harder than here, but somehow it all works out. On Sunday we had to talk about our trip and Ray talked about all the changes he saw in Haiti, mostly positive changes, but also about how some things never change. I talked about how Haiti changes me when I'm there, and I think your post today echoed my same feelings. You are not yourself there, you lose your fears and worries because you are more concerned about others than you are about yourself. I always feel that God is protecting me while I'm there and that because I am at ease, I can give so much more to others. You both are making a huge sacrifice by being there for three months, and I'm sure God will reward you for your service. Hugs and Kisses from us both. Pass them out to the kids too. Love,Deloris

Fake said...

Hmmm... hot dogs and snakes in Haiti... sounds like a great day :) Great to read of all that God is doing in and through you and many prayers are with you from Ann Arbor. Luke

Anonymous said...

Hey Krystle and Kelly! Did you ever consider maybe eating one of those snakes? You might want to try one if you get enough of hot dogs. Snakes is what John ate when he was a cowboy and when he was in the war and when he was lost in the desert that time. Good job on the well drilling, Kelly. Here our snow is melting away again - our back yard is almost bare. Glad you enjoy the meetings. Been praying for you. Aunt Gail

Anonymous said...

Snakes, Krystle?! Keep a good lookout for them. Glad to hear about Kelly working with others on the well. Sounds like he's getting pretty good in the kitchen/cooking, as well. Glad you are learning about well drilling, Krystle. It may come more natural than you think, being it is in your genes. LOL
Look forward to reading more about your days. Will continue praying for you both. Love, John