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It's already Friday. We finished our two main projects - the school addition and health care clinic. One will be a place of learning for years to come, the other will be a place for healing. Our work will serve Haitians for decades! And the work God has done in and on each of our hearts will last a lifetime. From Haiti, each of us feels deep gratitude for all who prayed and sponsored us. You helped make the learning, the healing and the heart changes happen - well done!
Work today was harder, temps were hotter, and the team is loving it all and doing well. Learning a lot about the tension between relationship focus and task focus. Both are needed. Key word: both. Making great progress on projects while meeting and loving lots of people. Hard to believe we're almost half way--we're just getting started!
Great first day of work; all doing well. God seems to show up in many different ways to people on the team. Makes us excited for tomorrow.
David Staal serves as the president & CEO of Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students. A senior editor for Christianity Today and International and former children's ministry director, he also authored these books: