May has been such a fun and full month!
The month started out with our visit from Mom and Dad Swartzentruber who blessed us in so many ways, were up for lots of adventure, and now have a much better understanding of our life here on La Gonave. The opportunity to share the week and the people and places of our life here with them was so meaningful.
We have seen slow and steady progress in the garden with impressive fish growth, gambusia fish continuing to help with pests, plant growth and the beginning of okra harvests. Everyone at the Children’s Village has been waiting for the okra (kalalou) with eager anticipation! Please pray for wisdom for us and others involved as we try to make the Aquaponics system more efficient and productive in this environment and with the resources we have.
Jason with the gambosia that are thriving, multiplying, and helping to take care of garden pests
Jason and Steven at work in the garden
I, Allison, have continued work with the Haitian Nursing School. After a week break for students and staff, we restarted classes with me helping in the skills lab. We are learning more advanced skills this semester and the students have been eager as ever to learn and be competent in these skills. Please pray for me over the next few weeks as I will be teaching skills lab by myself while Susie (another missionary who works at the nursing school) is in the States. We are currently learning injections and having fun giving shots to hot dogs!
The nursing students watched a video about injections and are now practicing. Soon they will be performing competencies on each other!
One of the biggest highlights of the month has been the opportunities we have had to build relationships with those around us, including neighbors, those we work with, and other missionaries. Although communication is not always easy, it has been such a treat to just sit and visit with these people, encourage one another, and share the love of the Lord with them. These friendships have truly been a blessing to us this month.
A visit to Nicolas and his family
The neighbor kids having fun
Thank you, too, for the ways that you encourage, bless, and support us. We are so thankful to have you on this journey with us! Please continue to pray that the Lord will make his plans for our next year very clear to us and that we will know how to best invest in and care for those around us.