Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Aaron’s first report from Haiti

I just received this email from Aaron. He arrived in Haiti yesterday with his team from Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.

It's only been two days, but it feels like it's been much longer. As team leader I've been able to connect with a couple Haitian pastors. They find work project for the team.

Yesterday we began to dig up the ground where a house once stood, and today part of my team began to build a new foundation for a new house in its place. It’s cool to be working alongside the Haitian people to rebuild their community.

Today the other half of my team, including myself, lead a VBS at a local school. We talked about heaven and how one day God's children will wear crowns and will reign with Christ. Then we made each child a balloon hat to remind them of their future with Christ.

Later on today we visited an orphanage. I think I will be spending alot of time there. There I met a little boy. He looked like he was about two or three years old. He has a mental disability and sits in a crib and sucks his fingers all day. His hand is raw from how much he sucks on it. He looks like he weighs about twenty pounds. The sad thing I learned later about him is that he isn't only two or three years old, but nine. It would blow your mind if you saw his picture, but due to our limited Internet, uploading a photo could knock out our connection for 24 hrs.

Aaron's Missionary Page


Joanie Berry said...

We will pray for the little boy who is nine years old. Please send updates on him. This touched my heart more than you know. Jesus heal his heart and make him whole. Do a work in his life Lord. I am praying for this little one right now. Lord, let him know that You LOVE Him. Give him confidence in YOU as he grows up. Lord preserve his little life and use him for Your Glory. I pray for his parents. Lord Lord my heart is breaking for this little boy. In Your name Lord, I pray.

jessica said...

Hello Bryon! It was great to hear an update on Aaron this morning and I visited your blog to read further. I hope you don't mind, but I "borrowed" some of your text so that I could post something on the Urban Youth Impact blog about Aaron's work in Jacmel. I also added a link to your blog. We love Aaron and are so proud of him!! - Jessica Derosier