Bonswa! We hear that our Illinois friends and family have had some cool weather this week! That is hard for us to believe, as our bodies continue to adjust to 90 degrees.
Things are going well for our family. The girls are adjusting well and just finished their first quarter of school. Gab and Chloe are learning French, and Bri is learning creole. Needless to say, we have some interesting conversations at the dinner table! Scott and I continue to focus on learning creole. We spend 4-5 hrs/ day studying and practicing. We are starting to be able to communicate with the Haitians, but understanding their reply continues to challenge us. We are constantly asking “pale pi dousman, silvouple! ” – slow down please!
Because we are able to communicate a little more, we have been able to start developing relationships with our house help. I would like to introduce you to two very special ladies that God has placed in our lives. First is Madame Lorette. She comes Monday thru Friday and cooks lunch, which is our main meal for the day. Second is Mamize. She comes Tues, Thur, & Fri, to clean as well as do laundry. Mamize is also Bri’s creole teacher. Both of these ladies are wonderful Christian women. They have fit into our family quite well, and both been such a blessing to our family. We are excited for our relationship and friendship to deepen.
I have 2 prayer requests.
1. Patience as we wait for our sea container to arrive. The container has been stuck in Port au Prince for over a week, due to the workers being on strike.
2. Understanding and persevering in learning creole for Scott and I.
Thanks for your love and support.
This is Madame Lorette