I only have two days left at GV. What an amazing time I have had here! It seems like I should be leaving and everything should be in place and have order, but that is not the case. The children continue need to be reminded about rules, thing continue to break and uncontrollable situations still arise. Surprising huh?
I am leaving feeling so confident in the two wonderful ladies that will remain here for a year. Jewel and Mickey have a heart to serve these children and people at Grace Village. They have been a huge support for me these last couple of weeks and we have worked extremely well together. I know they will continue to work on the things I have put into place as well as build a strong foundation for these children to grow on. I am so excited to see what they do here and the impact they will have on everyone who meets them.
The worship team is here this week and I am so excited for them to come! They have a few pastors with them and are going to be baptizing the children tomorrow! I am also going to be baptized tomorrow. I am super excited and having been waiting to be baptized in Haiti. I am very sad that my husband and family will not be here with me, but hoping I can share with them and show them all the pictures.
Sunday will be my last day here since I am going to stay overnight in Port-au-Prine on Sunday night. I am trying so hard to wrap my head around the idea of not seeing these children all the time! I am so sad to leave Haiti, but am so excited to see my husband and family! Please pray for my transition back to the United States and really pray for these children! They are truly wonderful kids and I just want to see them flourish and become amazing children of God.
Thanks again for all the support! I will try to post some pics of the baptism tomorrow since it should be AWESOME!
Much love, Gretchen
Mickey and Jewel have started blogging! So please continue to follow this journey at GV through them at.......
Joseph with Guilliume...so cute!!!
Look at her amazing smile!