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October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Waiting for Landfall

Hurricane Matthew:  Waiting for Landfall

After Jess and Sophie left for the states on Sunday, it was time to prepare for Hurricane Matthew. Beginning Sunday, I tried to convince our employees that a huge category 4 hurricane was about to hit Haiti and that it was very important that they find shelter and a place to stay. I told each […]

October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: We Are All Ok!

Hurricane Matthew:  We Are All Ok!

I am going to try and capture some of what happened over the past few days as Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. The hurricane has really dominated our thoughts, the news, and our lives over the past few days and I want to give you an idea of what it was like here. First […]

July 2, 2016

Stories About the Kids 5

Stories About the Kids 5

This is story number 5 about our kids.  Hopefully you have enjoyed them so far because, honestly, they have been some of the funnest to write.  It is a chance for me to reflect about how joyful life can be with our kids even in the midst of life being difficult down here.  Have you […]

May 8, 2015

We Moved Part 2: Jessica’s Perspective

We Moved Part 2: Jessica's Perspective

So after 3 long days of hiding our girl we were told her cousin had finally arrived. I don’t think Matt mentioned but we tried to schedule this meeting about 3 other times over the course of the last few days. Audancin repeatedly would not show up for the meetings (and we had Pastor Herold […]

January 9, 2015

10 Things I Missed About Haiti (Matt)

10 Things I Missed About Haiti (Matt)

I am writing this from Haiti rather than from America like I initially thought.  We are trying to catch back up on blogging after taking almost a full month break in December (which was worth it) as we tried to spend time with family, catch up with friends, and do some fundraising around the end […]

August 12, 2014

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

I wanted to spend some time talking about sacrifice in our blog today.  We are about to head back to Haiti on Monday, and I keep coming back to this idea of sacrifice.  I feel like it is one of those words that has so many meanings that it has lost its actual meaning.  The […]

May 26, 2014

Helpless

Helpless

Over the past couple of weeks I have been contemplating the idea of helplessness in many different aspects.  There is such a negative connotation behind this word, and with good reason.  Since we’ve been in Haiti, here are some ways we have felt helpless: When it rains, it is a big struggle to drive to […]

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