Today was a much better day. Thanks everyone for the encouragement and the prayers. We could certainly feel them today. We had a fairly low key morning. We hung out for most of the morning in the Baby Orphanage. Kerwin likes it up there becuase they have a lot of new toys for him to peruse and there is a TV. We watched some DVD's and played some ball until lunch. In the afternoon we played even more ball and Kerwin did some activities from his preschool workbook. He was really proud of himself. He was matching colors and shapes and working the little mazes. He would get really excited when he would finish one. This afternoon, we took him with us and went to deliver food to the shut-ins in town. I had done this one or two times before but this was Mike's first time walking this route. You go down the mountain a bit from where the mission is right into down town St. Louis. From there you walk through the market and almost down to the beach and then come back again. It takes about 30 minutes but it is lightyears away from anything you've ever seen, smelled, or experienced before. I will try at some point to take pictures and post them but it's not fun to take your camera because you have to constantly turn down all the people who ask you for it or your watch or your earrings or your shoes. Kerwin was really interested throughout the whole walk. He looked around the whole time and would point to things he saw like goats and basketballs.
Tomorrow at 4:30 am the majority of the group is leaving. The only folks left will be us, the four interns, one missionary couple and the Haitian staff. It will be pretty quiet until the next group comes down on Sunday. One of the interns is a music education major and she is starting a band class with some of the fifth and sixth grade students from the school. I am going to try to help out with the group however I can. They are meeting three times a week over the summer in the mornings. I am going to go tomorrow and check it out.
Thanks again for the prayers. We are praying too and believing that God is who He says He is and He can do what He says He can do!