Back in the day.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?  Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.”  Isaiah 55:1-2 

When returning to our Hotel in Cap Haitian in October of 2010, one of the team members shared with me that at times, it seems like life here is much like it must have been shortly after the slave revolution in 1804; frozen in time.  If there were no gas powered trucks, cars and busses or motorcycles it might seem like you had gone through a time warp.  I remarked that we were seeing the more ‘urban’ part of Haiti.  If you spend more time up in the mountains away from populated areas the daily activities would even more resemble the early 19th century way of life. 

The children in the attached photo are drawing water from the well near the school at Torbeck which is located about seven miles west of Les Cayes.  At the time of this photo, the school and church were also home of Pastor Lafayette and since this time a Church has been built and the Pastor has him home back.  Not many schools with Trinity/HOPE feeding programs have water wells on their property.  This well is not potable for drinking for you or me, but serves as their source for drinking, washing and bathing needs.  Hate to beat a dead chicken over a stump over and over again, but we sure take our comfy lives for granted…don’t we? 

These students are at the top of their peers, a school, a feeding program, a well with a good rope and a risen Savior.  ‘They are truly delighting in the richest of fare.’  Some of these children may teach school here in ten years and perhaps one will be a Pastor and prayerfully each of them will bring another in their neighborhood into the Kingdom and away from the lies of the vodou priest.  Beni soit L’Eternal!  If you are interested in feeding children attending Christian schools in Haiti please select the Donate button in this webpage. and pray that your life may be used to impact a life or lives in Haiti. 

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen.  

May God be with you…Jay