Truth

October 20, 2014

Truth

Truth

It is amazing how important the truth is in every aspect of our lives and, at the same time, how difficult it can be to come by.  Most of us, if asked, would say we are very honest people, and in that statement we would be dishonest about our own honesty.  We lie, stretch the […]

October 17, 2014

Family

Family

I was thinking the other day about how blessed we are with our family.  When you start something like All Things New, it is extremely important to have a support system behind you and that support system should start with your family.  We have been blessed to have some wonderful churches support us, incredible sponsors […]

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 […]

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