This last two weeks has been a whirlwind! Between finals and the end of the school year events, EBS board meetings, closing up the books, graduation, grading and getting ready to head to Ohio, it has been CRAZY! Here's a few random photos from the last days...
Second year, celebrating their soccer victory
Church on Sunday at Vilmers, and student Mogene singing with his group.
We stopped at the main OMS campus on our way to taking the board to the beach Tuesday and got these great shot of all kinds of friends...LtoR Jeff E., Rick and Carol F., Sam and Cam and kiddos, Jane and Bud D., Harold B. and Bill and Diana V., with Galen and Linda A. taking the picture. It was such a fun day!
Then we spent Wednesday in meetings and hanging out with Gertha and baby Thaliya, who is just SUCH a cutie (I think you've heard that a few times now, but oh man!)
This week has been full of lots of ups and downs, but Wednesday was heartbreaking...EBS's night watchman and friend Augustin died in the morning at the hospital in Cap-Haitien. He was Linda's uncle, and one of the people we had prayed with last time we went to pray with Linda because he'd been having some stomach cramping.
Just a few days ago he came to see us and shared he was finally doing better...then Wednesday morning we heard early that he had taken a turn for the worse the day before and was in the hospital...
Then Roselor, who is related to Augustin in a very complicated fashion, ran into my office bawling around 10 that he had just died in the hospital.
It was the 4th death in Saccanville in the last 10 days, and the spirit of the village is very discouraged, confused and sad. We're still just shocked to have lost such a great man...and so quickly.
Life is so full of ups and downs...so thankful for His faithfulness and for several good ministry opportunities the last days have therefore held.
We head for Ohio tomorrow morning and hope to get in by 11 pm...Then Matt heads for England on the 16th...to start his doctorate at the University of Chester! (more on that Saturday!)
Ah, what a busy week...month...uh, year :) Thanks for your prayers while leave home and while we travel!