For over a month now, the families of our deaf community in Haiti have been moving into their new homes. Here is a blog entry from Kyle, our Haiti guru… sharing the excitement of these people!
Bonswa!! Koman ou ye? Mwen kontan ekri aswe a soti comonite nouvo nan Leveque. (Good evening!! How are you? I am happy to write tonight from the new deaf community in Leveque). I hope this post finds you all loving life and finding daily adventures.
We had a wonderful day here in Haiti moving 19 families into their new permanent homes which completes our first phase of moving – SWEET!! Everyone at the new community seems happy and hopeful. In the last two days many families have already built their outside kitchen areas and I arrived this morning to find laundry hanging out on a line between two deaf homes (see included picture). These homes that were empty less than a week ago are full of life, work, laughter, and the beautiful bustle of families going about daily chores.
After unloading all of the families I sat in Mackenson’s new living room with 4 leaders of the Leveque community (all hearing). We talked for awhile and sang songs both in Kreyol and in Sign Language!! The leaders at Leveque are already attempting to learn sign language and the deaf are extremely encouraged by their efforts so far – pray such discipline and opportunities for fellowship continue. . .
Read Kyle’s full blog here…