Showing posts from January, 2014


"Whenever a major jetliner crashes anywhere in the world, it inevitably sets off a worldwide media frenzy covering every aspect of the tragedy. I want you to imagine for a moment that you woke up this morning to the following headline: 100 jetlines crash, killing 26,500. Think about the avalanche of media coverage that this would ignite. Air travel would no doubt grind to a halt. Law enforcment, FBI, CIA, the government, and whoever would dedicate whatever manpower was required to understand what happened and to prevent it from happening again. Now imagine the very next day 100 more planes crashed- and 100 more the next and the next and  the next. It is unimaginable that something this terrible could ever happen.   But it did- and it does. It happened today, and it happened yesterday. It will happen again tomorrow. But there was no media coverage. No one stopped what they were doing to address the crisis, and no investigations were launched. Yet more than 26,500 children

I will have faith

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. I will have faith that God will provide Faith like Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, built an ark Faith like Abraham, when called to go to a place, he obeyed and went even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home there as a stranger in a foreign country. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Faith like Moses, who chose to be mistreated than to enjoy the pleasures in Egypt for a short time. Faith like the people who walked though the Red Sea. Faith that the walls of Jerico would fall. Faith like Peter who walked on water. Faith like Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who through faith conqured kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword, and whose weakness

5 weeks later

Hello everyone! So sorry for not sending out more updates. Internet is slow and electricity is rare. I have been here about 5 weeks now and all is going well. Slowly but surely learning the language and the culture. I am in the village just about every day playing with the sweet children and gaining relationships with the families. Here are a few highlights from my stay here thus far: One too many roaches have ran across my body while I am sleeping... which causes for a long battle at 3am until I can find him! A beautiful 12 year old named Luciana was kicked out of her house because the family did not want to take care of her. She came to school crying not knowing where she would lay her head that night. A family took her in and she is now smiling. She is very soft spoken and always has a positive attitude. We went shopping last week which was a blast!! Market day is crazy busy but somehow we moved around the crowd and found her a few outfits, soap, deoderant, shampoo, and ofcourse


James opening his present to a brand new outfit!1  washing clothes is always a challenge! Christmas in Haiti! Christmas day. Rice and beans for the school kids. twins Laelae and Kiki fell asleep For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat Stanley came to the local orphanage about 2 months ago. No hair, couldn't walk, and very malnourished at 1 1/2 years old. Now he is so close to walking, has a mouth full of teeth and is a very happy baby!! Ruthie Ann was born premature, malnourished, weighing only 2 pounds. She is now a happy 8 month old learning to crawl. Miracle