First of all, I am SO sorry that I have been MIA from our blog recently. And even more so, I’m so sorry that I haven’t updated all of you on whats going on here in Haiti this summer. It has been c-r-a-z-y! Crazy busy but crazy awesome! We have approximately 250 North Americans here every week, which is so wonderful!! Needless to say, we’re a little busier than we have been in the past. I’ve also been blessed with the opportunity to work alongside my dear friend Bailey to help with VBS!
VBS is six weeks long here at Mission of Hope. Every week we have a VBS happening on our Central Campus, North Campus, and Off Campus in a village. We just finished week three, which means we’re halfway done.
VBS here in Haiti looks pretty similar to a VBS in the states. Once the kids all arrive, we start the morning with songs, dancing, games, etc. It is so fun to hear those sweet little voices singing about Jesus and dancing all silly. Once the songs and games are over, one of our awesome Village Champions comes up and shares the Bible story for the day. After the Bible story, the kids split into groups by age and we start rotations. Every child rotates between five stations: Bible, games, agriculture/community health, crafts, and food. I always love hopping from station to station to see the kids learning how to brush their teeth, hear them singing songs about Jesus and quoting Bible verses, see them playing soccer and other games, and one of my favorite parts: seeing every child eat a hot meal.
Every week, one of my responsibilities is to share the stats with all of our staff, so I figured to catch you up on the last three weeks I’d share those with you too! Along with some really sweet pictures of really precious children.
Central Campus (Source Matelas) – 471 kids
North Campus (Leveque) – 385 kids
Off Campus (Simonette) – 200 kids
Central Campus (Source Matelas) – 176 kids
North Campus (Leveque) – 77 kids
Off Campus (Simonette) – 25 kids
Central Campus (Minoterie) – 410 kids
North Campus (Bercy) – 400 kids
Off Campus (Turpin) – 512 kids
Central Campus (Minoterie) – 101 kids
North Campus (Bercy) – 23 kids
Off Campus (Turpin) – 53 kids