Life is so busy.
In the past week--
- two new boys (Jerry and Jean Louis)
- two new staff members (Hugues + Anndavid)
- one new house (but with two "apartments")
Please pray for us. We are behind on EVERYTHING... office work, emails, updates, thank you notes, uploading pictures... we are living with no margin and we need to figure that out better as we settle into a new normal.
All that being said... twas a great day. Nick and I taught children's church (in Kreyol--- yes, it was broken Kreyol, but IN KREYOL nonetheless.) We had a great trip to the beach with the kiddos tonight then had spaghetti, advent devotions and watched 1/3 of a movie, "The Gospel of John."
NEED to get our room unpacked tomorrow. It's beyond words how bad things are in here... IF I can find my cardreader in this mess I call a room, I will upload some new pics tomorrow.
Quick update on Jerry. His first 24 hours were GREAT. And then it started going downhill. FAST. He had an hour and a half long screaming tantrum where he was biting and scratching and punching and biting. (Grandparents, don't worry, he wasn't around any of the other kids.) Nick sat with him through most of it. And then Nahomie and I took over at about the hour mark. After fighting him for several minutes, we just got him ready for bed (it took me AND Nahomie to wrangle him into a pullup). Then we brought him to his bed and I held him on top and Nahomie held him on the bottom. He did resist and scream (loudly). So I started praying fervently. I prayed that the same God who said he was sending his Son to bring peace on earth would bring peace now to Jerry's little confused and sad little soul. Over and over I prayed this. And over and over. I held him and whispered my prayers in his ears-- in English and Kreyol.
And after about 10 minutes of that-- like a switch went off-- he fell asleep. I have a feeling he will sleep well tonight. But even if not-- we're all in.