When Bill came home for Christmas, one neighbor girl asked him if he would bring her a dress so she could go to church. The Aaron Hymer family took that request and made up \"Christmas\" packages of clothes for over 30 children for us to take to Haiti in January.
The second week of January, Skip Lindsey brought several friends to Haiti for 10 days. Along with other donated clothes the team brought, we were able to give over 60 children new dress clothes. The next day, 20 of them showed up to go to church with us!!
We also made a \"Christmas Dinner\" for the church and neighbors, had a \"baking school\" for some friends, passed out Operation Christmas Child boxes to an island school, helped harvest logs and run the sawmill, played with the children, built things for the base, and hiked to the market village on the island, stopping to help dig a ditch with some Haitian men. It was a wonderful month with many of the team wanting to return next year.
The team arriving, wet and exhausted
Supper was waiting
Sherlie with the first girls to receive a \"Christmas\" dress package
The girls in their new dresses!
Boys in their new clothes
..and more children who were thrilled to get a nice outfit
The 20 or so children who showed up Sunday morning in their new clothes to go to church with us!
The Lindsey group singing at worship service
Estan making a salad for the big \"Christmas\" dinner for the church and the neighbors
Passing out plates of food to the many children on the deck
A Haitian girl sharing her meal with another child
Kem helping an elderly neighbor with her meal
The guys helping some Haitian men dig a ditch
Mike helped Bill and Yvon run the sawmill
B.J. and Caleb fixing a motorcycle
Hannah with her new friend
B.J. reading with a young boy
Taking Operation Christmas Child gifts to a village on the island
The team with the boxes of gifts on the beach
Hannah giving a child her gift
Rebekah with her new friend