Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Finished! Night has long since fallen, and we continued to batten down the projects. One by one we took out our objectives! The last had Kelly on the tent resetting the rain flap at 10:45 pm. The tent is so strong a 180lb. monkey can climb on it! It's impressive. The girls wrapped out the massive orphanage reorganization project, we installed four new wardrobe cabinets that Bob and Ray built, we finished bolting all the benches together, printed off 50+ photo's for the Celebration couples, picked up medication for the orphans, Brandon flying solo spent 2 hours at the hospital with orphans getting them their recently needed vaccinations, served lovingly by taking each child into the doctor office while not being able to speak a lick of English, and held them as they received their shots! It was a bit of a letdown day for the poor orphan children, as tonight they also had to say goodbye to us. Ethan saw a couple last minute patients, we put the sign back up on the front of the tent, they set up and had a wedding at the property on freshly finished concrete this afternoon! We installed a new alternator and spark plugs on the Toyota and its purring like a kitten again. It's nothing short of amazing what we accomplished this trip. I am certain we have never done so many tasks on previous visits. Tonight I have this great sense of fulfillment. Morning will come very early, the evening brought many teary and sad goodbyes. We will leave straight from our sleeping quarters which has been a change from our previous trips. Managing three locations and transporting the team has been a challenge this time, but we pressed through and we have completed our mission short of one quick stop in the morning to pass out gifts to a family Krystle has taken interest in while she was here last year, snap some team photos and we hit the road for Port. Will post up pics and more blogging tomorrow as we journey the long road home. Hitting the sack, the team leader is spent! Blessing all from our final night of this trip in St Marc!


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Team,
Your last blog made me cry-could sense the terrific effort & weariness of our "soldiers" doing all possible before they leave for furlough. The faces of those left to keep battling life like you & I have such great relief from is over-whelming. You'll be very welcome sights when you get home 'tho we can hardly appreciate how battle worn you feel -just that some of us feel that way in a different way. What a wonderful war this is knowing we are on the winning side & Our General is more than a conqueror so that makes us one. Lots of love going out to you all this AM.-beautiful sunset here & 23 already with the sun shining. -l:30 will come fast & by 3:30 you'll be in MI-While you're up there today remember the "clouds are the dust of His feet" That thrills me! Love, MDJ

Jake T said...

So grateful to hear about the productivity of this trip and saddened to think of the hard good byes. What bitter sweetness, to be pulled in two directions so intensely. I send out my prayers and encouragement and gratitude this morning to all of you.
James 3;17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.[d]