Tuesday, October 13, 2015

cad garden part 2.

um guys, can i just tell you how excited i am. the garden at CAD has doubled in size. DOUBLED! so many people worked so hard to make this come to fruition & i know those kids are eternally grateful.  i don't think people realize how many opportunities we have to share the love of christ, literally everything you do in life is an opportunity to share jesus. if you stop & think about that for a moment you also think about all the opportunities that you let slip away, myself included. father help me to be present in every moment that is chance to show someone you. 


little sammy working in the garden


you might remember my first post about the starting of this garden. so thankful for clay, he sent us a list of everything that we needed & drew a picture for us to follow.  thank you so much terry, cole, daniel, beau & everyone else that put sweat into this garden. the first part that we planted last time is now filled with papaya trees, cucumbers & some sweet peppers. the second part is swischard, sweet peppers & a few tomatoes. thank you lord for making this happen for those kids, another chance to show them that YOU are their provider.


sarah - love this girl


kreesla modeling as usual


alison & her daughter maddie were incredible


wilderson working hard


all the kids helping, we were surrounded by them


first you have to remove all the weeds, which is crazy hard


mixing the concrete 



sarah holding the boards down so we can cut






the second day we went to work on the garden we split into 2 groups. 7 of us working on the garden & the rest of the group went to do vbs & distribute rice & beans to some of the displaced dominicans.
when we got to CAD the kids were getting out of school so they were hanging around the fence watching all of us work. i had alix ask wilderson if he wanted to help & you should have seen his sweet face. he put on those gloves & dug holes better than any of us could. needless to say i was so happy to see him helping. all the kids were helping. sammy (the youngest) was even helping. we were surrounded by all these children who want to be involved, who help without wanting anything in return, they just want to be included. i could cry thinking about it actually. these kids have nothing, but they really do have everything. they loves jesus & they will all say sunday is there favorite day because they get to worship. what some of our youth could take from the youngest there could be life changing.


maddie, one of the youngest in our group, she is incredible


robenson was an incredible help. love that sweet boy. 



thank the lord for alex, he helped us get the veggies & sweated helping us plant them.




wilderson & robenson- best buddies






the first part to the right is now papaya trees- these kiddos need more fruit in their diet. 



the new addition- can't wait to watch these little ones grow. 

i am so happy. just so happy. i will be taking a group in january & we will be at CAD most of the time. there are so many things i want to get done there & in order to do that i need to spend more time  making sure they do. we will be doing a music & art school in january. we will also be planting a lot of trees on the property so the kids can have a source of shade. it gets so hot & they have no escape. i cannot wait to share more about this trip- so make sure you keep up with the blog. 

bondye beni ou.

--e