A group called, Resurrection Dance Theatre, boys from around age 6 to 21ish from Haiti performed for the students and staff. They told of the plight of children in Haiti through spoken word, music, and dance, and of the St. Joseph Family, a group of children's homes. They did some of the dances to recorded music, and some accompanied by a couple men playing drums. One of the dancers had had one of his arms amputated. They were all amazing dancers and story tellers through their dance. There was an awesome drum duet, as well, and the students were an appreciative audience. They really got us going!
Afterward, they sold some very nice items, such as crosses with people of different cultures on them. I bought a calendar and a CD. On the CD are Christian songs sung by a different group they have at St. Joseph, The Resurrection Singers of Haiti. I plan to email them to get permission to put a couple songs on my blog. I was a little disappointed that Islamic holidays are on the calendar as well as Christian and Jewish ones, but then thought that would give me something to pray about when I saw them on the calendar.
So, today I am thankful for the ways God directs our steps.
Proverbs 16:9 says, "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."