Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

Singing, healing, brainstorming needs for Twa Rivye

Last night Larry went to take a bath and “no water”!  We have had no electricity for a month from the company two blocks down.  We Thank God every night for EDH (the city electricity) that comes on enough to charge our batteries.  I don’t want to complain too much because it is not that hot yet and many of the Haitians are still wearing jackets!  I have learned so much about our congregation and they have become family.  Today the little man I think looks like a little brown version of my Granddaddy Littrell was so sad.  He had just gotten word that his son was bathing in the Bassin Bleu River and he drowned.  Then one of our orphan girls who I have shared with you before about her emotional problems came to visit me today.  She was so thin, so hollow-looking in her face.  She stared mostly and didn’t smile like she used to.  Sometimes the people in Haiti just cannot handle their conditions and they literally lose their mind.  There is no place for them to go. A young man with a broken arm came by today. “ I’m so hungry,” he said.  I gave him bread and peanut butter.  Another one of our church members watches over her grandmother who is blind and is not alert. She is very old and sick but her granddaughter said “I don’t want her to die because she doesn’t know Jesus”!  Our Pastor Hanson and our worship team were invited to do a special service at the Salvation Army Church.  Our little mission church was well represented.  We had two of our singing groups participating and three-fourths of our congregation was there.  We are so blessed.

 

Today Handson and I were brainstorming about the future of Waves of Mercy. One thing he has really been praying about and we have prayed together about is to bring a Choir Director to our church.  Handson has already talked to a Choir Director who would be willing to come.  This man teaches people how to sing parts.  Every place he has been-the people just love him.  He charges $125 American a month.  Handson and I are praying that maybe a Choir in the states would partner with us and share this expense.  He said “Well Momma we could even send them a tape of us singing after we learn the songs”!  So Today, we look ahead and we talk about visions for our people at Twa Riva!  Must close for now– Larry is starting to use the bug spray and I can’t breathe!!

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And sew it goes

I have told you all many times that I failed potholder sewing in 4-H.  I still keep trying to sew even though I know that it is not one of the gifts God gave me.  I have been working on this baby quilt for two weeks.  It is simple!  The pattern says even a child can do it!  I have sewn this quilt, ripped it out, sewn it again and now I am ripping it out!  It is the trim that is giving me the problem.  I have a quilt at home that a dear friend made me at the Calhoun Church we used to serve with.  Her quilt was so beautiful.  Stitches were straight and the trim was even on all four sides.  I know mine is far from perfect but then I thought well, it still is going to keep this baby warm.  Just because it isn’t perfect it still is useable.  That’s me!  I am so far from perfect, but I can still be usable by God.  I am thinking this is the body of Christ.  We all have flaws that don’t quite match up but God takes the pieces of our lives and mends them together and we become a covering of His Love.

 

Well getting back to my quilt, I am making baby layettes for the pregnant women in our area.  When someone has a baby, we take a bag of baby clothes, diapers, powder, and lotion to the newborn.  This little gift gives us a chance to invite the family to our church.  It is such a blessing to see the family come and you recognize the clothes and the quilt the baby is wrapped in!  I just pray whoever gets this quilt will wrap the baby in it with the wrong side out because it looks better than the front!!

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