Today was my first full day back in Haiti and I cannot believe how much better everything already looks after only a month- everyone's efforts are definitely making a difference. I arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday and walked into an actual airport; not outside benches placed randomely on the cement with people hoping to get a flight, a real airport!!! When I walked into the Church of Hope yesterday, all of the kids turned and smiled and I could hear them whispering "Bef is back!!" It was so heartwarming that they still remembered me after all this time and I cannot wait to get started with my English classes on Monday.
For the rest of the week, I am helping with school in the mornings. God is so good!!!- the first thing the children of the missionaries do in the morning is recite their memory verse for the week before starting their lessons. Ana and Mina, twin girls who are in the process of being adopted and are learning English, got up in front of the class and perfectly recited Jeremiah 29:11, my favorite verse that has helped me through so much this past year. I could not believe it!
I have had such interesting experiences already! I drove an ambulance around the mission for the first time last night because they needed someone who can drive a standard. :-) I am also helping Rachel (who runs the orphanage) plan their "Christmas in July" party for the Hope House orphans on Friday afternoon.
Thank you all so very much for your love and support. All of you have been such a critical part in this journey and I would not be here without all of your prayers!!!