Thursday, May 1, 2014


This is our third full day in Haiti. We toured Grace Village, visited five of the elderly sponsored by Healing Haiti, played some music at Isaiah's Orphanage and rehearsed for concert we are doing with Grace Church worship band. I can't wait for the concert on Sunday, it's going to be amazing. The thing that hit me the most today was our visits with the elderly.

Our second visit was an 80 year old man named Lindor and man was he a fire cracker! He captivated us all the moment we walked into his yard…if you can call it that. He absolutely LOVED the music we played and it was so inspiring to see a guy like him bringing so much joy to his community. There were a ton of kids who followed us in there to watch us play. At the end of our time we asked him to dance for us since he had said he loves to dance. He put on a show for us as well as his neighbors and he had us all engaged.

The next stop was a sweet woman named Felicie. I got roped into being the spokes person this time. Although I was apprehensive at first I quickly felt completely honored to be speaking with her and looking her in the eyes as she shared with us how she was feeling and that she had cramping in her toes. We quickly started the music and grabbed to lotion to take care of those toes! The thankfulness in her eyes as she said, "merci", will stay with me forever. It was a true blessing to serve her and show her the respect that she truly deserves.

Felicie's favorite verse is Psalm 91:2 "This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting him." What a perfect verse to encompass what we saw today. I am so thankful that they know and can trust in Jesus and pray that I might have a measure of the faith that they have.

Rachel Holvig

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