Bittersweet

We call her Itty-Bitty  She is the youngest orphan

We call her Itty-Bitty
She is the youngest orphan

Wow, where do I even begin? So much has happened in the last few days. So much to be thankful for and to pray for.
We have visited the girls here at the orphanage every day. They are such a blessing and truly make my days so much brighter. There are 10 of them total. We made ‘friendship’ bracelets for them each and gave them to them yesterday; which they loved. They are all so sweet and love to love on you. We’ve attempted to – and I don’t say that lightly – jump rope as fast as they can. We taught them how to play duck, duck, goose. Which ended up being chicken, chicken, duck because they do not know what a goose is and chicken is easier to say quickly rather than duck! They are so much fun to be around.
Today was the last day of our Women’s’ Bible Study. Which is bittersweet. They were so happy with the lesson that we did and the time that we put into praying for them. What I’ve noticed more and more every day isn’t so much that I know we’re touching their lives, but that they’re touching ours. Their faces, their smiles, and their stories are going to stay with us forever. We taught them how to make bracelets too. With each color representing something else in our walk with The Lord.
I am constantly in awe of the things God has shown me on this trip and am thankful every day for this opportunity and the life I have been given. Haitians are strong, strong people. They amaze me with their will to survive and their thirst for The Lord and His word. Our week here has definitely been one to remember.

By Miranda Yoder


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