Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 3

Posted by: Sarah Reed

The freshman class woke up to another day, excited to go to the Hatian church. Morning chores included feeding animals, making breakfast, and weeding. After working, breakfast included cereal, bananas, and freshly picked mulberries.

After eating a wonderful breakfast, we all got ready and boarded the bus for the Haitian church. The bus ride was very musical, and it put us in a great mood as we entered the church. Though most of the service was in Creole, and most of us couldn't understand what was going on, it was a wonderful and uplifting time to see how other cultures worship God.

Did I mention how great Haitian food is? The pastor's daughter at the church organized a lunch for us, and the sight of great food and soda (and ice!!) made many of the freshmen think we were in heaven! We had a great time of fellowship with the people at the church, and then headed back to camp.

We are now enjoying a much appreciated break, and it's bringing a wonderful break from the sunshine. Tonight, we will be playing games and eating burgers and hot dogs roasted over a campfire.

We can't wait to see our families and our homes. We're having fun, but we miss everyone in Boca!

From Mrs. Poole - Thank you for posting comments!!! The kids LOVE hearing the notes you post them when I read them out loud! Thank you even more for your prayers - we can feel them!


Anonymous Mrs. Hood said...

Sounds like a delicious breakfast and a great day!! :) So glad you had the opportunity to serve, to rest, to worship and enjoy one another! We look forward to having you all back! Safe travels tomorrow. :)

4/10/2011 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Oden said...

So exciting to see how God is working in the hearts of our Freshman. I am praying for you all everyday.

4/10/2011 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Reed said...

I know you guys were glad to have a break from the hard, sweaty work of the last couple of days! Your families are all looking forward to having you home and hearing your stories, but I doubt I'm alone in saying I'm not looking forward to your dirty laundry!

If you play your cards right, there just may be some sweet treats awaiting you when you return tomorrow. (Think: chocolate chips)

See you soon!

4/10/2011 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Poole said...

Thanks for these great updates; it sounds like the Lord is really blessing your trip! Have a safe trip home tomorrow - we're praying for you all!

I miss you very much, Mrs. Poole!!! See you tomorrow!

4/10/2011 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Katia and Mike Hummel said...

What an exciting day you guys had!! The Lord is so good!!!
We are looking forward to have you back home!!

Kimmy, we miss you so much!!!

Mommy, Daddy and Mitchell

4/10/2011 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Weil said...

Don't you just love the way Haitians worship? =) Someday we will all be around the throne of the Lamb, worshiping Him with all our hearts. I think you got a little taste of that today!

Enjoy your last day! We look forward to hearing all the reports!

4/10/2011 9:25 PM  
Blogger 2boysmom said...

It's been fun to have a peek at what your days have been like. We love the blog idea (and I learned to post my 1st comment!) We miss you. Hope everyone is healthy. Love Mr & Mrs Gray

4/10/2011 10:35 PM  
Blogger Carolyn Gannett said...

Hi Freshman,
Did you ever think you would be on such a reality show? Seriously, I am praying for you as you conclude your time there and return. May God stir your hearts for missions!
Mrs. Gannett

4/10/2011 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Ross (Julie) said...

Great class photo at the Haitian church! (You will see that again the day you graduate!) :) I agree with Mrs. Gannett "may God stir your hearts for missions" Not until you experience missions first hand do you really understand what it's like....and it's an amazing and rewarding vocation! Maybe not monetarily but what God can do in and through you to reach and touch others for HIS Kingdom is far more precious and worthwhile than that. Praying for the class of 2014! Enjoy your last day! Tonight your own beds...and won't you be more thankful for it! :)

4/11/2011 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Ellen and Lou Hadden said...

We are happy for the experience you all have got to share together! We are thankful as parents that Boca Christian offers such a life changing trip for our teenagers to learn from and grow in the word of God! We can't wait to hear about all of the blessings that you all have received over the last few days, and we are also soooooo ready to see our girl...Elise!!!

4/11/2011 10:26 AM  

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