Alex's House partnered with GLOW Haiti to participate in the 2013 Haiti Teachers' Summit for the second year in a row. God blessed us dearly by sending us over 80 Haitian teachers who were passionate about growing academically as well as spiritually! Beautiful testimonies were shared right alongside interactive lessons. Creative teaching techniques and application skills were taught with games, songs, and by using the word of God! The three day Summit ended too quickly! So many wonderful relationships developed along with an affirmation of the special impact that teachers make in the lives of their students everywhere in the world! With God's Divine guidance we are changing the world one child at a time!
Our teacher team along with some children from Alex' s House also had the incredible opportunity to minister to a group of Haitian widows. Approximately 60 widows gathered in the front yard of Pastor Morvann's home. We shared the Word of God and led them in some praise songs. In turn they sang Haitian praise songs with unbridled passion! We sang, laughed, and danced together. After our time of worship, we showed these shunned widows that we love and care about them by massaging theirs dry, worn out arms, necks, shoulders, legs, and feet with sweet scented lotion. We touched them tenderly and kissed their soft cheeks when we finished. It was so unbelievably humbling.
We were also able to present them with gift bags containing crocheted head covering and washcloths lovingly made by an elderly group of women from Georgia. Their excitement was contagious! God is so good! Finally we shared a delicious meal with each widow. God calls us to care for orphans and widows and in that one gathering we had an opportunity to do both! Mesi, Jezi! Thank you for our dear sisters in Christ...faithful women at the cross!
A big thank you to Deb Young for a wonderful write-up to memorialize our week together! If you are an educator (current or retired) and are interested in participating in next year's conference, please contact Amy Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org.