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Sinking ships

 Life can be so overwhelming at times and everything can feel like a sinking ship at one moment and perfect harmony on a mountain top the very next. As my heart was pounding with anxiety the other day all it took to calm me down was hearing the nannies and the girls start singing sweet hymns at the top of their lungs praising God amidst so much heartache and disasters and grief in the world. I couldn’t help but have tears in my eyes.  Amanda sat on the floor making a circle around her with building blocks and said “look Mommy Ellie I made an airplane so I can go visit God”  “What are you going to tell Him when you get there, DaDa?”  “mèsi”.  She’s going to tell the King, “thank you.” “Because even when I  walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid” psalm 23:4  And even though “the wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings, the Lord still rules from heaven” psalm 11:2&4  And even in this parched and weary land, your unfailing love is bette


Written on 9-26-21   I listened as I was told story after story of what’s been happening in just the last 72 hours….  Haiti is a “level 4 DO NOT TRAVEL” country and has been for a long time. In the past it’s been due to road blocks and riots, robberies and protests. But now it’s kidnappings. Though the others still are happening often, kidnapping is increasing rapidly in so many areas. Haitian, American, French, it doesn’t matter where you’re from or the color of your skin the gangs are kidnapping people for ransom left and right. Young and old. Locals and foreigners.  It’s exhausting mentally and emotionally to watch it play out.  I’ve been told not to go to the grocery store in the city any time soon. I haven’t been in over a month. I’ve been warned not to go renew my residence permit yet. Not to go pick up my mail. Not to go into the city at all for the time being.  It’s exhausting because we all hear about the kidnappings, see the faces of the victims and then just wait to see if t