I feel that I have a zillion things to write about but not enough time to get it all out. I get asked a lot about what my typical day so I thought I would just write about a typical day in the Poor Household from my perspective.
This is my typical Monday:
6:00: Rise and Shine. Monday and Wednesday Randy has to be at school by 7 which means Claire and Autry have to be up and ready even though school doesn’t start for them until 7:45
6:55 Randy, Autry, and Claire leave for school. I read my bible and workout
8:30: I start getting ready to go out to the Haitian school
9:00 I get Gibson and Addie ready
9:20 I talk to our housekeeper about what she can make for lunch (I know, I know, I have a house keeper but I really couldn’t do all that I am doing without her)
9:30 Addie, Gibson, and I leave for Haitian School
10:15 The 3 of us arrive at Haitian School
10:30 I teach the Older Students
11:10 I teach younger Students
11:30 We leave Haitian School to take students home, this normally takes 40-50 minutes
12:40 Addie, Gibson, and I run by home to pick up lunch and bring it to Randy and the kid’s school to eat as a family.
12:50 We arrive at the Christian school for lunch
1:30 I leave the school with all the kids. Randy teaches at the school in the afternoon English program so he stays for a couple more hours.
2:15 I put the kids down for a nap and it is now time for a little down time for me
4:00 Autry, Claire, and I do a little Homeschool and Homework
6:30 Dinner Time! We have conformed to the Dominican way of eating. We eat a really big dinner like meal for lunch and then eat something like sandwiches or quesadillas for dinner.
7:00 I head over my friends house to teacher her English
These are my days in a nutshell. Tuesdays and Thursdays I don’t have Haitian School but I use the extra hours to work on our Haitian School Sponsorship, the Haitian School finances, buying food for the Haitian School, updates, blogs, and keeping in contact with people back home.
Randy’s days are filled with teaching at the Christian school. He loves teaching his afternoon English class and is making sure these kids know the gospel backwards, forwards, and sideways. He has gone through Ephesians and all of Genesis with the kids. We are now praying the the Holy Spirit will work in their lives and they will accept the gospel message. Our nights during the week are filled with people coming over for English lessons, Creole lessons, and Spanish lessons. We are finding out what a powerful tool language lessons can be for both discipleship and evangelism.
The last couple of months have been crazy around here. That is the reason why there has been an extreme lack of blog posts from me. To sum it all up my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews were here and then my parents. We had a few days of fairly normal, then Randy was sick for a week, the Seahawks won the Superbowl, and then I was sick for a week. We then had 2 weeks of me playing catch up and trying to get things done, and then Randy’s Mom and sister came. We have had a lot of fun but this has left little to no time to get things like blog posts done.
While Sarah and Andy (sister and brother-in-law) were here I started taking all the kids home. This has led to several adventures as we have gone down some pretty crazy roads. At one point I drove into a ditch but thankfully several Dominicans came out of their houses and helped lift the truck out the ditch. We at times have had 28 people in our little truck.
During these last few months we have also started feeding all the children in the school a full meal every day. It is a huge relief to us knowing that every day the children are in school they are eating. Every Wednesday I receive my list of things to buy and Thursdays have becoming my grocery shopping day.
All this to say it has been a crazy crazy couple of months. We don’t have anything big on the horizon so I am looking forward to a regular for a sustained amount of time. I have lots of thoughts about ministry but I will save that for the next post since this was more of an update to all you faithful blog readers that I have completely neglected the last 2 months.
Here are some Random pictures of the last few months
My sister, brother-in-law, and nephews with the Haitian pastor and his family.
We went to the beach with our families, Autry has developed a love of swimming and snorkeling.
Gibson and his buddy/cousin Mavrix
Lots of little helpers
Claire and all of her friends
Emilie teaching at the school
Claire hanging out with her Nana