Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Tin Roof and a Prayer for Haiti

Not Even a Bucket
The team was able to serve a small haitian family with a new tin roof. According to Evan, the mother had sold her previous tin roof in need of money. The single mom was a widow struggling to provide for her disabled son and the son of her deceased husband's mistress. The family had survived the hurricane season and its 'tropical depressions' with a roofless home. Evan was impacted by the profound poverty of the woman they served. And noted that she had nothing to her name -- not even a bucket to catch the water in a storm. "Not even a bucket." The Team replaced her tin roof with their missions friend, Alban. (These are pictures I hocked from Christian's Facebook)

Andrew, Evan and Christian working...

A small crowd of onlookers in Pignon...
and a new tin roof.

A Prayer for Haiti
Before leaving for Brazil, the Team had found a section of the Bible that became their prayer for Haiti. It is posted at the end of their video blog (9.16.08 ~ Check it out.) Here is their prayer of hope and promise, from God's words, for the Haitian nation they leave behind.

"Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil ...
Its branches will spread out like beautiful olive trees,
as fragrant as the cedars of Lebanon.
My people will again live under my shade.
They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines...
“O Israel, stay away from idols!
I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you.
I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.”
Hosea 14:5-8

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