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July 22, 2015

Vacation

Vacation

We have been home since July 3, and it has been a wonderful month off so far.  I (Matt) don’t even think I realized how tired I was until I laid down in our bed for the first time.  So far, we have spent a week with my parents, a week at the beach just […]

June 27, 2015

Our Day

Our Day

It has been a while since we have posted a “day in the life” blog, but we like to do it from time to time to give everyone a little taste of what life can be like here. Of course we tend to choose the slightly more eventful days, but it is not a huge […]

June 24, 2015

Do You Have a Job?

Do You Have a Job?

It has been a little while since our last blog post, and we have been extremely busy here. We have moved our kids into a new home here at Hope Rising (which we will write about in a blog soon), and we had a team here last week that was making sure everything would be […]

June 9, 2015

Can My Child Stay at Your Orphanage?

Can My Child Stay at Your Orphanage?

There are 2 questions that I have been asked more often in the past 4 weeks than I could attempt to count.  The question that I am asked the most is, “Do you have a job for me/my wife/my sister/my friend?”  I will write a blog about that question soon, but the other question that […]

May 26, 2015

The Lawn Mower

The Lawn Mower

Over the past few weeks, we have been sharing a lot of things that have been happening down here in Haiti.  We have moved our children to Hope Rising’s campus, we have been living with the children 24/7, and we have learned a lot about running an orphanage and taking care of the children of […]

May 24, 2015

A True Orphan

A True Orphan

I am going to start this post by stating that I am not an an expert on the global orphan crisis nor do I want to change your mind or your definition of what it means for a child to be an orphan.  I do know that many of our sponsors and supporters were confused […]

May 22, 2015

Our Daily Schedule

Our Daily Schedule

We wanted to use our next blog to describe what a typical school days looks like for the kids now. The kids wake up every morning at 5:15am and take showers. Right now we have a girl “House Mom” and a boy “House Mom”. They each wake up their room full of kids and begin […]

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