Jodi a se jou a (“Today is the Day”)

The Haiti 2012 Mission Teams are embarking on a meveye (“marvelous”) challenge: to sing our songs in Creole. When we sing with our Haitian friends, our hope is that the words will speak to their hearts directly, without translation. We are praying that our American accented-Creole will be heard and understood! As always, I am…

Speaking the Language…

…or singing it. If you see any of the members of our 2012 Haiti Mission Teams (I’ll list them below), encourage them! They are working to learn four songs in Creole to sing with and for the people in Haiti, when we go on our trips in January. It’s a lot to ask. Some of…

Sunday Night Mind Dump

Returned home late Saturday night from a fun road trip to the Pitt–University of New Hampshire football game at Heinz Field. Good friends, beautiful city and stadium and knitting time on the road. Doesn’t get much better. One favorite thing: walking across the Ft. Duquesne Bridge from our hotel to the stadium. So, I told…

The “Real Deal”

I continue to reflect on the Haiti experience and try and get myself back into the swing of things at work and home (home is still a disaster…hopefully on my day off tomorrow, that will change). One of the unique pieces of Haiti 2008 was the presence of a new Christian, Shinyi “CC” Huang. CC…

Saturday afternoon

Saturday afternoon, 4pm It has been another good day, so far. The dental clinic brought all their own translators and equipment and more than enough staff, so they didn’t need much help from us. They saw 35 patients and did only extractions. Two of the team are from Grand Island, the rest are from somewhere…