We had a wonderful time at Grande Riviere the last two weeks! It is always sad when our time there is done and we have to say goodbye again. I told Madame that I was sad that we were leaving and she replied, "Me too." We thank God for the friendships that He has given us with our dear Haitian people and look forward to deepening them when we move there. I have especially enjoyed getting to know Madame and God is helping us to communicate quite well with each other. She is such a sweet, Christian lady and Pastor's wife!
God helped the men to get a lot done on our house and we are getting so excited to see it coming along! The ceiling and walls are all up, lighting fixtures in place, block wall is built around spiral staircase and almost all the window security bars are in. We are ordering the windows from a place here and as soon as they come in another trip is being planned to get them installed.
In the meantime, we are attempting to get a routine going with homeschooling. Those of you who have been on the mission field are familiar with the challenges we face: limited electricity, washing our laundry in a wringer washer and hanging them up to dry which takes 2-3 hours about 3 times a week, going to the open market 2 times a week to buy our groceries, preparing and cooking our meals, trying to keep the house in a presentable state and language classes everyday. We try to get everything plugged in when we have power but the batteries on the dvd players and laptops only last about 2 hours. Watching their school dvd's takes about 3-4 hours. So, we often run out of battery life and have to wait until the city power comes on or pay to have the generator run so they can finish their schoolwork. We were short a player so we had to switch on and off between students but we were able to find and purchase one on the street so now we have enough :o) As you can see, we do not have regular school hours since we have to work when we have the power and battery life. Considering all these issues, God is helping us and they like their teachers for the most part. Thank-you for praying for us as we navigate thru this school year!
Unfortunately, I am still having technical issues downloading pictures on here :o( Go to our Fb page to see lots of pics of our time at GR and our house. Our FB name is: DannynLiz Hirschy Flowers
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