Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A visit to the Titanyen

Sunday we took a trip to Titanyen to visit the children at the orphanage. We were met by the them singing "This is the day the Lord has made". It is very precious to see the teachings that Yvon has done with these children. You can see a very loving fatherly relationship that he has with the children. We were blessed to be able to capture some of it on video... enjoy.

Afterwards, Mike Lindahl, my dentist friend that is visiting Haiti with me, did a dental checkup on all the kids. He found that most had good teeth with a few that had a cavity or two. We have asked Yvon to arrange for them to see a dentist in Port au Prince within the next month.

In addition, one of the boys had 3 baby teeth that had not fallen out and were causing his adult teeth to come in very crooked... Mike carefully and gently pulled the three teeth to make room for the new ones.

Later in the day, we visited the new land for Grace Village. We purchased 16 acres of land in Titanyen but were only able to do this by the grace of our living God and so we have named it Grace Village. We plan for Grace Village to be a place where God's loving grace can touch the people of Titanyen.

Below you will see pictures of us walking the perimeter of the sixteen acres walking up to the top of the first plateau and down to the valley in the middle and then back up to the second plateau. I was worn out getting to the second plateau and did not look forward to making the return trip... but I didn't really have a choice so you can probably guess how I felt when I got back to the truck. The air conditioning in Jean's truck never felt so good.

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God Bless.
Jeffrey Gacek

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