Haiti, Day 1: Pou Bondye ki bay espwa…

Meredith Flynn —  July 21, 2013

“May the God of hope…”

Romans 15:13 begins with a promise that our God is a God of hope, and that something else is coming. He’s going to do something, He’s going to work.

This week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a group of 19 volunteers from Illinois waits in expectation that God will work. But their waiting isn’t passive; they won’t be killing time. Instead, they plan to build two houses and visit families on behalf of local churches.

They arrived Sunday morning at New Life Children’s Home, their home this week, wearing bright yellow T-shirts  proclaiming Romans 15:13 in Haitian Creole. The team spent most of the day getting used to the Haitian heat and meeting the kids who live at New Life, which, in addition to the guest house, also operates an orphanage.

Check this blog throughout the week for more from the group, and how they’re living out Romans 15:13 here  in Haiti.

The team traveled to the children's home in. Yellow school bus, after an overnight layover in Miami.

The team traveled to the children’s home in. Yellow school bus, after an overnight layover in Miami.

One worker at New Life calls it "an oasis in the chaos." The compound has bright buildings, quaint guest accommodations, and is also home to a long-established orphanage.

One worker at New Life calls it “an oasis in the chaos.” The compound has bright buildings, quaint guest accommodations, and is also home to a long-established orphanage.

Abby Fleischer of Cross Church in Carlingille colors with a young boy at New Life.

Abby Fleischer of Cross Church in Carlinville colors with a young boy at New Life.

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Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.

One response to Haiti, Day 1: Pou Bondye ki bay espwa…

  1. 

    Waiting patiently for day #2 🙂

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