Tomorrow, I’ll be off to Haiti with the team from Revolution Annapolis. I thought you’d like an update about the things that we’ll be doing while we are there. Please continue to pray for the whole team as we travel: especially for no issues at the airport, for our health while in Haiti and for the people we are going to serve.
As you may remember, our original goal was to give the staff of Maison De Lumiere their first ever vacation and the team would take over their duties at the school/orphanage/meal service area. Well, now the staff, their families and the all 45 children of Maison De Lumiere are now going on their first ever vacation to a local resort and we are going to run a VBS!!!
Our theme is “Jesus is the Living Water”. We want to share with them the need for Living Water for a New Life, purity for spiritual health and not just physical health. The Haitian culture (even those who have heard of Jesus) is steeped in superstition, voodoo, and other mysticism, and the importance of sharing this Living Water with others so they may hear the Good News.
Kacie (a team member from Revolution) and I have the responsibility of looking after four little girls.
Daphne is 6 and a half. She was brought to the orphanage by her aunt who had been looking after her since both her parents had died. Unfortunately, the aunt could no longer look after her as she had 7 children of her own. When she came to Maison De Lumiere she was severely malnourished weighing barely 12 lbs. She was sad and withdrawn, but through the love of the staff member s and older girls she is beginning to blossom. Please pray that we can show her the love of Jesus and that we can see her smile and laugh. Pray that she would come to know Jesus as her Savior.
Jefflina is almost 8 yrs old.She has an older sister, Chedline at the orphanage and they are very close. She has a big personality, and loves to dance and perform. She enjoys playing “house” and with dolls. She likes to go to school and be with her friends. Please pray that Jefflina could dance with all her heart when we worship and she would know that Jesus loves her.
Cindy is almost 9yrs old. She is active and healthy and loves to play outside. She looks up to the older girls as big sisters. Please pray that while we are there we would get a chance to minister to her and that Jesus would begin to heal her heart. Pray that she would know the love of Jesus for herself.
Katrina is almost 11 yrs old. She has a sister Katiana at the orphanage. They both experienced some very hard times in their lives. She enjoys being around other children and she loves to laugh and smile and has lots of energy. She is animated and active, her curious and outspoken nature makes her a lively part of any gathering. Please pray that she would grow up to be a godly young woman and that as we interact with her she would be able to ask questions and God would give us the opportunity to pray with her.
Thank you so much for your support, financially and in prayer. This trip was God’s idea but He used you to help make it possible for me to go. I’m looking forward to sharing how God worked in me and through me when I get home. If you would still like to support our trip, we are taking donations through today. You can donate at http://www.razoo.com/story/Julie-Craig-Fundraising-For-Revolution-In-Haiti-2012
As I get a chance to update or post pictures I will. If I cannot do that while I am away, I will definitely do so when I get home.