Grace Point Church - May 2014 | Hungry For Life

May 2014: ,

A team of 7 led by HFL leader Randy Roesler traveled to Mirebalais, Haiti to build relationship alongside staff at Haiti Children's Home and to were involved in the next phase of their construction projects. The team was involved in various minsitry aspects alongside the field partner FONSOPED, including painting the new orphan homes, VBS with the local kids, and church activities.

Community projects: 

Team Testimonials:

“Seeing how missions organizations work and help people become self sufficient—God is building [in me] a passion for becoming involved in missions work.”
“I think that I will be happier with the simple pleasures in life, like silence, scenery and small talk. I no longer think that media and social media will make me as happy.”
“I realize that although Canada is wealthy, we are very spiritually poor. It encourages me to become the type of disciple that makes disciples.”
“God really has been challenging me to check my rhythm of life and how I use my time in building all relationships: God, family, friends.”
“I won’t be complaining about small tasks after seeing men day after day chipping rocks into gravel using hammers.”
“As we were visiting the school kids and seeing where they live, [I saw] how little they have and how little made them so happy. God used that as a reminder—even though I may not enjoy grocery shopping—of how thankful I am to be able to feed myself.”
“I feel God used [Pastor Sinor praying for us] to show me that prayer and worship needs to come from the heart, not just the mind (where it’s sometimes restrained).”

Team Blog:

Monday, May 19th, 2014

We are home safe - thanks for your prayers!

We arrived on time and without incident yesterday evening in Edmonton. Thank you all who were following us on the blog and for your prayers. We are all happy to be back home again. Please do feel free to ask any of us about our trip!

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Team arrival

The team has begun the journey home, awaiting their first flight in Port-au-Prince airport. Just a note that the team is scheduled to arrive at 7:05 PM on Sunday. Please pray over their flight schedules and for the reconnecting of families as the team returns home. 

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Day of play

We were delivered to Wahoo Bay safely this morning by Pierre. We booked a snorkelling trip with Brian's guy Moliere - he took us out to that little island. Back at Wahoo Bay now to do debriefing and have Supper. Will be ready to travel to PAP Airport tomorrow. 

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Visitations from the little critters ...

Today was similar to other painting days in many ways. We spent the day painting the second house and even finished it early! A few special moments made this day different from the other days.

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Does Sean Penn eat Spaghetti for Breakfast?

Today we woke up nice and early and had some traditional Haitian breakfast which consisted of spaghetti with smoked herring, spices and tomato paste along with hard boiled eggs and mangos. It was actually really good once you got past the fact that you were eating supper for breakfast.

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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The boys get pumped and the human octopus goes into action.

Today we woke up, had some breakfast and devotions with Jamie & Brian, and then went to the orphanage. We went straight out to hang out with the toddler boys as soon as we arrived. They instantly ran into our arms to have someone to hold them and give them some one on one attention.

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Monday, May 12th, 2014

Twelve Hairy Legs ...

Resting in God's presence: This morning we again started our day off with a great breakfast and devotions with Brian and Jamie. Our discussion lead us to the topic of Disciple Making, one that has been on my mind a lot lately.

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