Liar, Liar: How Was Your Summer? (Part 1)
Most of you are probably aware that Bethany and I are now home from spending the summer in Haiti. Now that we are home, everywhere we go people are always asking us about how our summer went. To be honest, that’s a really hard question to answer!
When spending so much time working with mission teams in different communities and different contexts, you experience so many different situations, emotions, and blessings from day-to-day and week-to-week. When it’s all said and done, it is impossible to pinpoint exactly how the summer really went in just a few sentences during a passing conversation. So, you answer with a “Good!” and go on about your day.
To that end, I’m going to be writing a few blog posts to help break down how the summer went..
So, how was our summer?
Well, for one thing, it sounded amazing.
If you’ve been to Haiti, you know that music is a huge part of life. It’s no different for our mission trips! To give you a taste of that, we’ve compiled several audio/video recordings of worship, ranging from nightly staff worship to orphanage children to VBS in communities. If I’m honest, there’s even a few clips from earlier this year… I couldn’t resist, they’re good stuff!
Huge thanks to Emma, Caroline, Brittni, and Kathryn for being such awesome staff and helping gather the clips!
Children at Good Shepherd Orphanage singing several VBS songs
Children at Good Shepherd Orphanage singing “Mwen Adore W”
Children at VBS in Bwadjout, Haiti
More worship from Bethany’s trip. Most of it is serious, some is goofy, but it’s beautiful and gives you a taste of the fellowship our staff experiences during the summer. (warning: 26 minutes!)
Haiti Christian Orphanage boys singing More Love/Floodgates
Worship at Haiti Christian Orphanage, led by Lover. Jerry, the boy on the right in the blue/white shirt, was the worship leader at the orphanage when Bethany went there in 2012. Since then, he has built up several of the other boys to have a heart for worship as well.
Haiti Christian Orphanage boys singing “Avek Ou” during nightly casual worship time.