MAY 3, 2011
A NOTE FROM BEAVER..SUNDAY MORNING IN HAITI
by Kathy Brooks on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:59pm
Sunday morning,, In Haiti
I do not use an alarm clock unless I need
to leave the house before 5:00am. It seems that 5:30am is just when
life gets going again, after a good sleep and in bed around 9:00pm.
So this Morning is no different. Up out of bed and on the roof like
many other Haitians breathing in waiting for the coffee to get done.
This morning I am waiting for 8:00. Yesterday God asked me to go and
pray for Benson . He is 10 years old. I plan to give his mom a break and let
her go to church. I am going at 8:00 to see if it seems good to her
and then come back at 9:00; give her a little money to get some
groceries and I am going to hold this little guy… severely retarded
in his development. Special ED teachers came last week and diagnosed
that he was unteachable, would never become “normal”. Sad words for a
mother to hear.
I believe that All things are possible in the realm
of heaven coming to earth, so this what I am out to get..it is my
inheritance. As I worship the presence of God comes and I know that
this is his arena for compassion.
I knew Jesus was in the house and
He reminded me of his compassion for the woman whose son had died and
Jesus wanted to give that son back to his mother. I believe God wants
to give Benson back to his mother, clothed and in his right mind.
We prayed, Worshiped and shared some bread together. He reminded me
that when I pray something always happens. We talked about what is
happening and he gives me the ok to head out. There is not a lot of
evidence yet, but I KNOW something always happens when we pray.
I leave Bensons mommy’s kay ( house) and decide to go check out the progress of
the new well that is being dug to provide water to a group of farmers
about a ¾ mile east of the school. I gave the gardener Mourice money
last week and wanted to see if progress was happening. There is now a
basin with 6 inches of water in the bottom. A bucket is over the pipe
and it looks like we might need a pump to get the water out of the
ground and in to the basin out of the basin and back into the ground
via the gardens.
It is a relief to see it happen. I look forward to
seeing the gardens, the greening of jubilee!!!!
My inspection has not
gone unnoticed about 5 ti mouns (children) have run the distance and are
now hanging on my arms as i/we make our way back to truck. 5 turns into
20. It is a long walk back to the school , so I decide to break my
rules and ask them if they would like a ride. Jumping, laughing and
running to the truck the pile in . by the time I start out now there
is 25 kids, and more and headed this way I drive half the distance and
10 more have come to the truck. I stop and load them in, (all in the
back) and decide, what the heck we might as well joy ride a little, so
we head toward the ocean, back to the gardens and then back to the
I unload my happy crew and am so grateful that I get to have
another day in paradise.