This morning our team went to Grace Village. I have been living here for 6 months and call Grace my home. There are 56 children that live at Grace. There are many ministries at Grace Village…orphanage, church, school, aquaponic farm, ElderCare program, and soon to be clinic and dental building. God has blessed Grace Village with the funds to keep growing and serving the people in the community. All employees of Grace Village are Haitians. There are 4 missionaries that live at Grace and we have been blessed with family and friends who have given donations to support us in our ministry.
When we arrived at Grace, we gathered all of the children in the feeding center and we all sang praise and worship songs together. The children sing beautifully. They lift their hands in praise, and sing with all of their heart to the Lord. They are passionate about loving and serving God.
We divided the children into 2 groups…boys and girls. First, the girls went out to play on the playground, to jump rope, engage in a game of basketball, and play with a deck of cards. The boys had their faith lesson. They learned about 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come.”. It was a beautiful lesson on how we are made new in Christ. Christ died for our sins and loves us as we are. We were made in the image of Christ and are born again when we choose to follow Him. When the boys finished their faith lesson and craft the children switched activities.
We shared a wonderful time together this morning. It was a morning full of smiles and laughter. The children at Grace are inspiring. Many have come from difficult pasts. At Grace Village they feel safe and loved. They trust that their needs will be provided for. They believe in one true God…a God who loves them unconditionally. Their faith is so great. The Lord’s love is so deep and wide.