Ministry update December 2022

 I know I’ve been quiet on here lately and it’s mainly  because the grieving process of separation comes in waves of manageable to unbearable. 

Sometimes I’m just at a lost for words and can’t seem to be fully present here when I’m mentally there. 

It’s been 118 days since I’ve tucked my girls into bed. 118 days since I’ve squeezed them tightly in a bear hug and kissed their sweet cheeks. 118 days since I’ve told them to be nice or zip your lips or clean your room. 118 days since we’ve sang songs together in half English and half Creole, or played hide and seek, or gone to the famous gas station convenient store because that’s about all there is to do in our town for fun. 

I miss my job, my house, the Haitian culture, and most importantly the little ones I’ve raised for so many years. It’s been by far the hardest season to accept but God has been faithful. Little glimpses of light He shines down faithfully. He holds my broken heart tenderly and carries me through each day. 

The ministry is still up and running with the exception of the SPED center since we can’t pick up the students that are handicapped without gas being accessible for the van. The employees are doing amazing holding down the fort while I’m away and until I return. They have had to step up and oversee so many different aspects of the ministry that is usually my job to do but they’ve excelled at tending to everything with such grace. 

I’ve been able to find ways to continue paying their salaries monthly and even send their well deserved end of the year bonus’ as well. 

2022 ended with being completely crushed by what our friends, family, and neighbors are going through on the island but it won’t knock us down. We will continue to fight the good fight in 2023. We will continue to feed our neighbors, educate students, love on our village, and shine the light of Jesus even though we’re living through dark times. 

Amidst so much confusion and pain and hearts shattered in a million pieces, God is still the one we cling to. Still the one we trust. Still the one who knows how this will all play out and has a plan that only He can understand. We submit to that. 

Please continue to pray for Haiti. These people are living in incomprehensible conditions and being put through distress, trauma, and pain like never before. Pray for my girls to be untouched from this evil. Pray for God to show up and show off in ways that we all have been begging for. 

We desperately need intervention. 

Thank you for loving us well and thank you for still being by our side for 2023. 

Gods got this. 

He is still good. 

“We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul- not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking our Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.”

-Colossians 1:11-12MSG


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