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Jessica Bush
June 28, 2018

I’m (Culture) Shocked!

I'm (Culture) Shocked!

Culture Shock is defined as a feeling of anxiety, loneliness, and confusion that people sometimes experience when they first arrive in another country.  We have been back from Haiti for 2 weeks as of today and while we often experience culture shock upon arriving in Haiti, I have felt it very much the last couple […]

June 4, 2018

A Beautiful Day We Will Never Forget

A Beautiful Day We Will Never Forget

Our kids live on a Caribbean island and haven’t been to the beach in almost 3 years.  We haven’t had reliable transportation but have been promising them as soon as we got a new truck we would go.  So this past Saturday we loaded 30 kids, 18 employees, and 6 Americans  up in 4 different […]

May 28, 2018

A Baby Behind the Scenes

A Baby Behind the Scenes

Whenever we are in Haiti there are always about 20 things going on at a time.  It ranges from meetings with people, kids being punished, kids being praised, school events, employee issues, people needing help, a 1 and 2-year-old running around in the misdt of it, and a variety of other things that pop up […]

April 19, 2018

Putting Out Fires (Literally)

Putting Out Fires (Literally)

In Case You Thought Our Biggest Worry This Week Was The Truck… When I tell you there is never a dull moment here in Haiti I truly mean there is NEVER a dull moment.  We have been sharing our need for a new truck but here is what has been happening here in Haiti this […]

April 15, 2018

It Took a Village for Elijah to Walk

It Took a Village for Elijah to Walk

Elijah is 14 months and just started walking this past week here in Haiti.  To say it has been a collective effort here is an understatement.  Several of our kids here made it their personal mission to teach him to walk.  We had 3 back to back groups of Americans and each one had different […]

January 25, 2018

2 Weeks in Haiti

2 Weeks in Haiti

As of today we have been back down in Haiti for 2 weeks.  We always get back down here and have very little time to get settled.  We get right back into the swing of things and often on our first day back have several knocks at the door with people welcoming us back, problems […]

January 22, 2018

Meet Tilene

Meet Tilene

Today I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to All Things New: Tilene.  She is 7 years old and in the 1st grade.  Tilene came to start living with us this past Friday afternoon.  Our connection to her is through one of our house moms.  Tilene’s mom died within the last few […]

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