Good start to six am departure for airport
A lot was accomplished in the week they were with us for which I am extremely thankful. They worked hard in the hot sun and high humidity but they also enjoyed time with my kids and, of course, my kids enjoyed attention and fun with the group. They took advantage of a very necessary break from the sun and heat at noon time to regain their strength as you will see from the photo of the four sleeping beauties. Judel joined them one day he decided he needed to get his rest too. Sofa or chair he did not need. Thank you to each and every one of the team members. God bless you all.
Noon break. Sleeping beauties
Judel. Who needs a bed to be comfortable
Working on last section of enclosure
Ti Luc saying - Let's go
Vladimy leading ti servis on site
Cute or what
I promised the children a video this afernoon. One way to give Magalie a chance to get something done I thought. So, turn on the generator first right. Can't. No oil. Did anyone tell me we were out of oil. Of course not! Called someone outside the compound to purchase oil for me as I did not feel well enough to go. Eventually a gallon of diesel oil arrived. Okay. On with the generator and turn on TV and DVD player and in with the disc. Problem. The image was so dark the kids could hardly see anything. Couldn't figure out the problem as I could find nothing in English. Had to rush back home to check on my sick boy who was here by himself. Judel, Dieunel, and Ismyis were cying when I left as I did not give them the promised video. I was a mean mama! Back down to the Kid's Home again and this time I unplugged and replugged everything I could find. Okay. It worked. All the kids jumped up and down and hugged and kissed me because I had just made their day. I was the wonderful mama!
We all have days like that, where nothing seems to go right and we wonder how we manage to get through it all. And the days often come when we are overtired or ill. I know that I get through quieter days like today, or the days that are much more challenging, because I am learning to stay calm and ask God to take care of it. I am his. My kids are his. This work is his and he cares about it all. I am still learning and working on keeping Karen out of the way and asking him to take control of the various situations that constantly arise. For 15 1/2 years I have been saying "Never a dull moment at HATS". For 15 1/2 years I have been asking for some 'dull' moments. I would still like to have some. Please continue to pray for the "right missionary couple" to join me and help me with the load. Just maybe the day will come when there will be a couple of 'dull' moments here. O Happy Day!!
Whether there comes a quiet and dull time or not, it has been, it is, and it always will be
"All About The Children".
Blessings everyone. Karen