The Little Things

October 11, 2014

The Little Things

The Little Things

I am writing this as I sit in my living room in Haiti watching 12 kids (our older kids, ages 12-17) watch a movie on our new 22 inch television.  There are 2 children sitting together in a small loveseat, 6 kids crowded onto a sofa, 3 kids sitting on the tile floor, and 1 […]

October 7, 2014

The Luxury of Opportunities

The Luxury of Opportunities

Since January of this past year, Matt and I have been taking Creole lessons with Mackenson. This is not the Mackenson at the orphanage. It is a very common name here. This is the son of Julihomme who works for Christianville. Mackenson just finished up his last year of High School at the age of […]

September 25, 2014

Being Asked for Money

Being Asked for Money

I need to apologize for not posting for a while.  Jess and I just recently returned from Haiti and decided to take a few days for ourselves when we first got here.  We realized that for the past month in Haiti, we did not take a day off of work, and we needed a little […]

September 10, 2014

Giselle

Giselle

Over the past year during our time in Haiti, we have identified several needs for the orphanage and are now trying to meet them. One of the biggest has been a person to help with the laundry. In case you are not aware, laundry is done by hand in Haiti, hung to dry, then ironed […]

September 8, 2014

Washing Judas’ Feet

Washing Judas' Feet

I have been reading through the Gospels for a little over a year now and writing down all of my thoughts and what I learn as I read them.  Last night, I came to John 13 where Jesus is washing the Disciples’ feet.  I, like many of you, have read or heard about this particular […]

September 2, 2014

Worshipping in a Different Language

Worshipping in a Different Language

I wanted to write a post about worshipping in a different language and a different culture, and what I am going to say about it is probably a little different than what you would expect.  If you are a member of a church that sends people out on short-term mission trips, then you have been […]

August 26, 2014

Wisdom and Age

Wisdom and Age

I have learned something about visitors in Haiti.  This is a generality and not a rule, but it seems to hold up most of the time.  Here is the principle…The younger you are and the less time you have spent in Haiti, the more you know about what will fix the country.  The older you are […]

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