Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weddings, Seeing Friends from the States, Learing about trees, ect

  Last Saturday we were privileged to be able to attend a wedding. It was the first Haitian wedding we were at. The service was sopose to start at 2. So we got there by 2 and there was people still running around preparing things. They soon started music in the church so we went and sat down. A lot of the songs they were playing were in English! There were lots of fresh flowers, it was beautiful!! Around 3 the wedding started. They spoke in French so we couldn't understand a thing :( Finally about half way through the one man that was talking said that the Americans cant understand the french so he switched to Croele, so then we could kinda understand what was going on! I was impressed how the one man that spoke emphasized that divorce is not for the christian!! It felt like it service went on and on. It ended at 5:30!    We then were served a wonderful meal of rice & beans, fried banan, & macaroni salad or red beat salad. The bridal table was pretty with lots of flowers, food, and cake. Since we had 2 hours home and it was already dark, we didnt stay to watch the bride & groom cut the cake. The couple was very happy & we/I were glad we could attend. (Going to weddings is not Ryans favorite past time:)

 (Sorry for the bad quality:( )

Two weekend ago we had the pleasure of hanging out with some people from South Carolina. They were down to visit a orphanage about 1.5 hours from our place. So we went and spent Saturday morning with them and then brought them up to our place for a couple hours in the evening. We also went back down Sunday afternoon & evening. They did a craft with the young people and then had a church service. They sang for awhile, in English! It was wonderful to listen that them!

 Them with the children from the orphanage!

We also are starting a "program" with the 5th graders, that go the Milords schools. The 1st time they come, to the nursery, they will be taught the importance of trees & how compost is made, they then will put compost in sacks. The 2nd time they will bring either 3 seeds or small trees to plant, they will continue to be taught about trees. The 3rd time they come they will, be taught more about trees again, and be able to take their, now bigger trees, home to plant. They will get graded on their participation.

learning about trees
 Learning about compost
 putting compost in sacks

 We have not had childrens Bible study the last time because of the wedding. We had children asking if we are going to have it! Its good to see them excited and wanting to come.

Prayer requests:

* Elections coming up & peace over that time
* Praise the Lord for replacement for Joes & pray for a smooth change over 
* Wisdom for the board as they look for someone to replace us
* That we could be lights to the people we are around
* The childrens Bible study