we visited this past October. i picked them up from the airport and just couldn't get over the fact that they were in OUR HOUSE!! i had butterflies all day until we got to see them!
Francois' english is very good...but Madou hardly speaks any English.
i'm not a "touchy" person. but i couldn't stop hugging her. she's such an amazing woman...full of strength and humility and love.
i took them one morning to a fabric store to buy sewing supplies for the sewing center she runs. it was quite a scene...me and my 6 kids. and a couple from haiti that are completely overwhelmed with all the choices in this one store. whew. it was quite the trip.
Friday evening, our Bible study came over and got to hear from them.
saturday we woke up to a snowstorm bearing down on us. we had big plans for them that day...but they weren't made to be. everything got cancelled.
pat was able to take Francois out and get him a couple things he wanted.
and then we took them to lunch at Panera. they could NOT get over the snow! that the ROADS were white. seeing the snowplows. when i ATE some snow (they didn't want any...they don't even like ice in their drinks!)
early monday morning, we drove them to the airport. the next couple days, our home felt very empty. their presence is BIG and powerful. they exude the BIG God that we serve. it was such a blessing and honor for our family to have this experience to have them in our home. and some of the Cassada's are going to see them again real soon....