After two relatively quiet days we all woke up ready to SERVE!! And what a better way to kick off the day than a devotional with the UCI Elementary students. We were able to bless them with an outdoor speaker so the all the students could hear. UCI is definitely raising up a generation of disciples ready to share God’s good news! They were all so excited and grateful for the speaker and microphone. It was a perfect way to start the day!

The morning consisted of a trip to the UCI Chicken Farm, the market, and UCI’s brand new elementary school built off campus for 100+ students who live far away from UCI.

The highlight of the kids’ day were the 10 goats we purchased and put in the back of the bus. Some even have names….Rose, George, Patches, Precious…these goats will go to the homes of 10 Alpine sponsored families on Wednesday. Please pray for our kids because delivering these goats may be harder than leaving home.

After lunch we had the privilege of helping the First Graders with their English. What a blessing it is to work with these young kids. It was amazing to see how much these lil beings have absorbed in their short lives. They’re all picking up English so quickly.

Some of the guys also helped with moving furniture for the university’s medical department. The university’s medical department is one of the best in the country. They have a mock hospital room and laboratory for nurses and doctors to train. They also have cadaver lab they used in the summer. It truly is amazing!

We ended our busy day with 100 beautiful children at one of the feeding centers. This is definitely one of the best parts of every Haiti mission trip. We are able to love on these kids and their love transforms us. Even some of our big tough men who don’t like sticky hands. Just sayin….

We were able to do a craft, sing, and help fill their cute bellies.

We’re all tired and exhausted but our hearts are full and we’re excited for another amazing day tomorrow!

By Michelle (still the 40 year old one)

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