Sunday Pictures

Posted: February 20, 2012 in During the Trip

Day 2 Sunday Night

Posted: February 20, 2012 in During the Trip

Hello All!
I’m Caroline Peklenk and it’s my turn to tell about the day! And what a day we have had. We got to spend the day worship our Lord and resting on the Lord’s Day. In the morning we went to the orphanage in Jeremie for our first church service. And let me just tell you, it is quite different from what I am used to. Loud instruments, Loud voices, and waving of the arms filled the church room. It was so cool to experience. I honestly didn’t quite know what to expect. We sat in the back of the room and were stared at by all the children. The best way to form any kind of relationship with them is with a BIG smile. Before i knew it i had a little boy grabbing my hand and soon after that i found him standing next to me. His name was Loveson. The first thing he said to me was “God Bless You”, i was so touched. It took all my might not to tear up. The church services were VERY long, but i enjoyed it very much. In the beginning we just had our team members on the pews, but by the end of the service we had at least 2 children for each of us. I guess you could say we were quite cozy. After the service you were bombarded with children. I had 4 all trying to hug/hold my hand. I was so touched. They took me around the orphanage to see where they slept and where they go to school each day. Their favorite thing was all of our cameras. Especially Carly’s, since it was so big and high-tech. We soon went home and spent the afternoon journaling and just enjoying each others company. We took a small hike down to the ocean and the put our feet in. The water felt incredible. I just wanted to jump in; it is SO HOT. Tonight we went to this church that was like a 5 minute walk. I personally liked this church a lot more. There was so much energy and the man who led the singing had the most incredible singing voice i have ever heard. They sang “Amazing Grace” in Kreole so it was so cool to sing along in english. We are so enjoying being here. This place is beautiful and the people are so cool. Hope all is well back home!

Working on putting photos up. It has been incredibly slow…

Day 1

Posted: February 19, 2012 in During the Trip

Saturday Night

Posted: February 19, 2012 in During the Trip

We are finally here!  What a privilege to travel to Haiti and work along side our brothers and sisters in Christ.  We are grateful for the Lord’s provisions of finances to make this trip possible, safety in our travels today and the warm welcome we have received from our friends here in Jeremie.  We are hopeful that our preparations in various areas such as the aquaponics and teacher training presentations will be benficial to all;  however, we know that our plans are not always the Lord’s plans so we trust in Him to guide us as we minister and are also ministered to.  We are anticipating two worship services tomorrow:  one at 8:00 a.m. and one at 6:00 p.m.  We are also planning to visit the children at Lundy tomorrow.

Once we arrived at Pastor Dony and Sharon’s house today, we had time to enjoy the beauty of creation.  The views from the guest house are spectacular overlooking the ocean.  What a blessing to be here! 

 

 

Haiti Fundraiser Dance

Posted: February 13, 2012 in Before the Trip

Last month, Covenant Day hosted a dance to raise money for the mission trip. The Student Council fronted the funds necessary to put it on so that 100% of the proceeds could go towards the ministry in Haiti. When it was all said and done, the dance raised just over $3,000. Below are a few pictures.

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Bake Sale

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Before the Trip

The Covenant Day School French Club sponsored a bake sale this past week. They sold baked goods before school and at lunch all week. In total, they raised $1000 for the efforts in Haiti in addition to the $600 they raised in their bake sale last fall. We are so appreciative of their support.

Before the Trip

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Before the Trip

In this category, team members will be publishing some blog posts prior to our time in Haiti. These are team members:

  • Clifford Chin (Team Leader)
  • Heather Mills
  • Linda Harling
  • Joe Rego
  • Mark Erickson
  • Rachel Snapper
  • Carly Starnes
  • Madison Underwood
  • Hannah Johnson
  • Caroline Peklenk
  • Kyle Hunkler
  • Roni Langley
  • Catherine Wilkerson
  • Emily Salo
  • James Dillon
  • Ali Fong
  • Alison Johnston