Hello everyone! It’s Matthew Callahan here, and I am going to tell you a little bit about the amazing time we are having here in Haiti! God’s presence is so evident here as we all get the privilege to share His love with the Haitian people we meet. The group is bonding very well, and we are having a blast getting to know, play with, and worship alongside the people here. This morning we had the opportunity to bless a local pastor by painting his house. It was so awesome that we had the ability to give back to a man that gives of himself to so many others. Pastor Yvon and his family were so welcoming to us, and it was very cool to talk with him about how we worship the same God despite our language differences. The trip so far has been a blast, and I am looking forward to all that God has in store for us in the next couple days!
Hey NCCS family! Your gal Mallory Dennard here! Haiti has been so amazing so far. It has been such a blast to spend time with some of the most amazing people the past couple of days. The children have the most contagious smiles that make us feel so at home. Today we had the privilege to paint a house for a family in the “city” of Cabaret. I say city in quotations because there is hardly any buildings similar to the ones we have in America. Over 60,000 people call the 3 kilometer city of Cabaret their home. Some of the houses are block homes (the ones we paint) which look exactly how they sound. They are legitimately four blocks of cement fused together. The other half are just makeshift tarps and woven palm leaves. Haiti has clearly shown me the truth behind the statement “home is where the heart is.” I have considered it a privilege to see the hearts of so many families that hardly have a physical home. While the homes of many Haitian families are minimal, I am so inspired by their faith that the Lord has already prepared a magnificent home for them in eternity. The Lord has been so faithful, and I can’t wait to see the way He works in the days to come.
**More pictures from Monday, 3/26 posted on the NCCS Facebook page**