Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alex's House Celebrates Four Years


February marked the 4 year anniversary of Alex's House!  The first week of March our Haitian staff planned a "fet" (Creole for party) to celebrate our birthday. We decorated Vaught Dining Hall, cooked up a fine meal and invited our partnering church leaders, our Haitian builders(those who constructed our buildings) and members of the community. We hope you enjoy a few snapshots from our party!

We put on our party dresses and shiniest shoes!
Everyone shared a meal of fried chicken, rice and beans, plantains and salad.  The kids especially enjoyed the Cokes and juice.  What a treat for them!
Papa Bill cut the birthday cake after we sang Happy Birthday to the cake.  Yep you read that correctly!  Haitian fets include singing Happy Birthday to the cake after you sing to the birthday boy/girl.

The whole party was centered on bringing praise to our Lord and Savior.  Papa Bill shared the story of how God lead him to start Alex's House.  Our director's Jimmy and Patrick shared updates on what God is doing in the lives of our children.  Each of our house parents spoke a few words of thanks and encouragement for how God is working.  A very special time was when our children sang several songs of praise to our Father.  You can see the video of our children singing here on our Facebook page.

Thank you for being a part of our last four years.  We look forward to many good years ahead!