Jeff is doing a great job getting the plane repaired and teaching. The taxiway for the airport in Gonaives is also moving forward. The owner of the airport, Michal, found us a room above an orphanage by the airport to stay in for the rest of our stay here.
What a blessing to be settled! We have a room with a private bathroom, another blessing and a large room connected to it where Jeff could repair the wing for the plane. The first week we were here we stayed in town and had a 20 minute motorcycle ride one way to the airport so it made for some long days.
The orphanage has 22 children and I have gotten to know most of them now by name. There are three older girls 14-16 years old who go to school just in the afternoon so I meet with them every morning to teach them English. They are very eager to learn and are always taking notes. l also meet with Blandine a couple days a week to work on her English. The younger kids wanted to learn some English too so I divided them uo into 4 groups. They just go to school in the mornings so I meet with them in the afternoon.
We have also enjoyed helping out at the little country church in Pont Gaudin, which is also close to where we are staying. See attachment. Jeff told you in the last letter about Antonia, who used to be the daughter of a witch doctor but is now the daughter of Jesus. It is so encouraging to study with her and see her desire to follow her heavenly Father.
So all in all we really can’t complain. We have electricity about 4 hours a day. If we were to complain about the electricity going out, most Haitians would say, “you mean you have electricity?” Because of the shortage of electricity the water does not always get pumped up to the cistern on the roof. But, we do always have running water in one way or another. (The kids run and get water for us) haha. I have to give Jeff credit for that funny.