We spent the first part of our day visiting 5 elderly that are part of the Healing Haiti Elderly Ministry!
Stop #1 - Maricia is 74 years old. She lives in a very small, hot house. We asked questions of her through our interpreters and were able to sing songs with her. Some of our team members washed her feet and rubbed lotion on them. Maricia was so peaceful and content as we ministered to her. The funny thing is, she actually ministered to us!!
Stop #2 - 81 year old Edmund is a dear man who is blind and very hard of hearing. He blessed us with a warm smile as we sang him songs and rubbed lotion on his hands and feet. He couldn't express his gratitude with words, but it was written all over his sweet face!
Stop #3 - Antoinette is 62 years old and she is learning to read and write! Her dedication and drive is evident by the way she serves the other elderly in her community. Our team had a blast at this stop! People from the community gathered in her yard to see what all the excitement was all about. They witnessed the first ever Healing Haiti Dance Off!! We have a "Foo-Foo" (Creole word for Crazy) team! Again at this stop we delivered food, water, and snacks for Antoinette. Simple, but yet essentials that they often times go without.
Stop #4 - Marie is 104 years old and still celebrating life! We've heard about her from other friends who have been to visit and we too were encouraged by her brilliant smile and love for Jesus. Her body aches but we were able to provide a bit of relief with a gentle massage. She asked us to pray for strength and healing so she could make it church tomorrow morning.
Stop #5 - Merolen is 90 years old and has a sweet, quiet disposition! She is living with her grandson and his family. She sat on the porch with a smile on her face....the picture says it all!
This was by far our favorite day! The love of Jesus was flowing in their hearts and ours. To serve the elderly in this way, was a gift!
Written by Hollie & Julie