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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We missed a day of blogging because we're staying at a new sight and the internet connection is limited. We're now staying at a missionary family's home in Haiti, Christ, Leslie, and three year old Olivia. We're staying in their home, which is conviently and beautifully located right on the ocean. Yesterday we dropped three of our girls off at the airport, Rachel, Carrie, and Annie. They had to go home early for school, and the rest of our team came to our new location.
When we got here yesterday we were greeted with a beautiful Haitian meal. The food was to die for, and we were all overly grateful for their hospitality and a full stomach. We started working right away, painting water filters that the missionaries distribute. Their mission is called Clean Water for Haiti. They have hired Haitian workers to sort the sand, make the cement, fill the molds, and assemble these filters which bring clean and fresh water to Haitians all over the country. Their mission is truly making an impact on this society. It is humbling to be a part of it.
Yesterday afternoon we had some time to cool down in the water (which is covered in seaweed and rocks, no sea urchins PTL) and relaxed over good conversation, music, laughter, prayer, and more amazing food. The ladies also threw a surprise baby shower for Leslie, who is six months pregnant with a baby boy. The party was a real blast, including lots of presents, decorations, food, pictures, games, prayer, and laughter. It was good to be able to love her and bless her after all of the hard work she does day in and day out for the Lord and for the people in Haiti.

Today we all woke up before the sun was up and started working around the compound. Some of us are cleaning the vans, washing the cars, painting the filters, cleaning out the storage room, doing a medical and dental clinic, and babysitting Olivia :) This afternoon we plan to go back to Michel's school.

We love you all! Thank you for your constant prayers. We need them!

xoxo Mallorie and Elizabeth (and Olivia)

1 comment:

  1. I just got a call from Lori and she wanted to let all of you know they are in the USA....just delayed in Miami. Due to a tanker fire at the Miami airport this a.m. all flights are delayed, some cancelled. They are hopeful to get on a flight yet tonight, Thursday, March 24th. Hope they catch a flight soon!