In the morning, we visited the “ Church of Hope” north of Port-Au-Prince. The pastor spoke in both English and Creole. The weather was beautiful: the sky was clear, the temperature was in the 80s, and a nice breeze was blowing in from the Caribbean. The worship time was powerful. We were all greatly blessed by the time.
We ate lunch at a restaurant at the U.N. compound.
In the afternoon, Dave Kirk and Jeff Thompson visited with President Wawa of the STEP seminary in Port-Au-Prince. Both Dave and Jeff were very impressed the vision the seminary had for training the students to be disciples of Christ. The professors of the seminary were required to spend time with their students outside of class. They were to have life-on-life training opportunities. Wawa wanted not only to produce students of the theology, but to make disciples of Christ. The seminary produces excellent discipleship materials, provides conferences for church leaders, and is eager to work with us. Our driver was sitting with us, and Wawa took time to provide counseling to the driver in Creole. We are looking forward to partnering with the seminary in the future.
The rest of the team visited the downtown area of Port-Au-Prince.
Street vendors were hassling them, but they hired one to be a tour guide of the historical places including the fallen presidential palace, Aristide’s eternal flame, and other statutes.