Sunday mornings are a very special time for our family. Most Sunday mornings, you will find us helping out a fellow missionary family, Rod, Debbie, & Katie Wray, at Renault, in one of the poorest slums in Les Cayes. The Wray’s, started a Sunday school program, about 6 years ago, with a few kids, in a small tent. The program has grown to 1200-1400 kids, and is held under a large pavilion. The program is a safe haven for children, a place they can worship the Lord, learn bible stories and biblical truths, and memorize scripture. We feel that for most of these kids, their only hope or chance in life is to have a relationship with the Lord, which will give them the joy and peace they search for. When the program is finished, each child is given a Manna pack, a 6 serving package of rice with protein, to share with their family. For a lot of the children, this is their best meal of the week.
This Sunday, was extra special for the children, because they each received clothes, that were collected by our home church, Roanoke, this summer. (As well as clothes and pillow case dresses donated to the Wray family). As you can see in the pictures, the clothes the kids typically have are dirty, old, torn, or the wrong size. It’s not unusual to see a child with either shorts or a shirt, but not both. I wish all who donated clothes could have experienced the excitement and smiles we saw this week! Thanks for your generous donation of clothes, shoes, and bags!
The children waiting at the gate to come in
Listening to the story
Distributing the clothes
Lets just say, Roanoke will be well represented in Renault! We handed out alot of Rocket gear, Sowers Elementary School shirts, and local business shirts!
We have been so blessed to be able to love and serve these children! Pray with us, that these children can find hope and salvation through the one, true Savior.