Well just when you thought the viruses and parasites were done. Kate seems to be down with a case of dengue fever now and the little boy has caught himself a bit of a fever. As I said in the previous post, there isn't much you can do about dengue fever. There is no treatment/cure and the only way to not get it is to not be bitten by an infected mosquito. Luckily you just come down with a fever for a few days to a week and that's generally all that comes about with it. We are not sure where Isaac got his fever from. Perhaps it's just a side effect of him cutting his first tooth, but we'll be monitoring his temperature and any other symptoms that appear to better diagnose.
New Jersey Team
In other news, we just said goodbye to an amazing team from YWAM New Jersey. The team of 7 was on their outreach for their Discipleship Training Course (DTC). I hadn't heard about the DTC before, but apparently it is a shortened version of the full DTS for working adults. It is still very intense with class for 3 hours on Friday nights and 5 hours on Saturdays for a full 14 weeks. They then take a week of vacation time for outreach.
They were here focused on evangelism and spreading the word for the crusade that starts here in St. Marc on the 27th. We went door to door in the area immediately surrounding the campus and also spent a couple days in a few villages in the Fifth Section. The team was definitely not shy and wouldn't let a silly thing like a language barrier stand in the way of sharing the good news of Jesus. Their boldness and courage was an inspiration to everyone who had the pleasure of working with them.
The Boroughs of New York City
On a less serious note, in turns out I had no idea what New York City looked like with all its boroughs. As the team described where they lived, Manhattan, New Jersey, Queens, or "Just across the bridge" I began to realize that New York City was a bit more complicated than I thought.
You may laugh, but I honestly had to look up a map like the one above just to get an idea of where everything was. I feel much more confident I could get lost in NYC now if I ever found myself there.
Please be joining with us in prayer this week for Kate and Isaac that they would be 100% again and ready for the crusade that we have planned for next week. It's a massive event that has drawn thousands of people in the past and will be televised not only across Haiti but in parts of Florida and streamed online.