April brought rain, and May is the rainy month. We'll see how much more we get. Rain brings mosquitoes, and I'm dealing with them as I type. Ouch! Mosquitoes bring malaria. Times like these make you want to take that chloriquin (?) tablet. Mmmm. :)
The cement house is all blocked up and getting ready for the roof. We're right on schedule and right on budget. The head mason is doing a great job. I like to sit in the new house and imagine how it'll be when finished. This is a fun stage.
I taught English to school teachers last week. We worked on pronunciation especially. There's a moment when you're teaching sounds that people start to get it right, and the class of Haitians sounds all-of-a-sudden like a group of americans. It can catch you off guard. That happened a couple of times last week. I'm teaching English more lately. I'd like our town to export English teachers...good ones.
I had to do a rapid intervention yesterday evening...domestic squabble. There was a machete involved, and a drunk man. Those episodes can go bad quickly. This one ended fairly well. I was glad to see several young men come and get involved. Sometimes people tend to watch. I always feel so bad when people are acting irrationaly when I figure how much they will regret it when they're done. I just feel like I have to jump in and help diffuse the situation.
Had a great Sunday. Led worship, taught Sunday school, helped kids present a sketch, played a trumpet duet, and led worship and taught a bit in the evening. On days like those I'm so glad that I can be here. Teaching is feeling better and better lately. Looking forward so much to July and ASAPH Teaching Ministry full time.
OH! We got word today that the container (my buildings and supplies) may be on its way soon. Perfect timing! God is soooooo good.
Missionary in Haiti.