What $200 can buy…

I am working through my list of stories to tell about my experience in Haiti in January (we were there for the earthquake). This is one of them… Each year when we go to Les Cayes, Haiti on our mission trip, we go out to eat one night at Nami, a Chinese restaurant. I know—it…

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Still have a list of stories from my experience in Haiti to blog about. Here’s one of them… We got up on Saturday morning January 15, 2010 (the earthquake had happened on January 12th)  at 2am—we were to leave for Port Au Prince by 3am.  I did not sleep those few hours because Nora and…

Update on the Children of Israel Orphanage in Les Cayes

Hear my prayer, O Lord. Listen to my cry for mercy. – Psalm 86:6 As we continue to pray for our friends in Haiti, here is an update from Nora Leon in regards to the children and caregivers of the orphanage. It is a reminder to me that even though they are blessed to be…

Trying to explain what it’s like in Haiti…

I have decided to reprint this Communique from Nora Leon, the American missionary who lives in Haiti and is with the orphanage folks we work with. Her writing (as always) is so beautiful. It will help you understand the joys of the Haitian people as well as the many many challenges that they face even…

How can we get money to our friends in Haiti?

We are happy to report that with the offerings at First Trinity last weekend and a large donation from Cleveland, and because Sarah W. (name protected) is traveling to Haiti on Sunday with a medical team from Kansas City, we are able to send $8,000 for immediate emergency needs to the Isidor family and the…

When others run from pain…

We are receiving word today that the Children of Israel Orphanage in Les Cayes (where we were staying at the time of the quake) is making plans to give shelter to 50-100 orphans who have lost both parents in the earthquake. They are seeking rented space in Les Cayes with running water. If you are…

God wasn’t done with us, yet…

Note: There are so many stories from the Haiti Mission Trip, my current plan is to write small bits and pieces when they come to me. They won’t be in any kind of chronological order (sorry to you linear readers!). I feel driven to tell the story of God’s work while we were there, so…

First Post After the Earthquake in Haiti, January 2010

NOTE: I decided to leave this post just as I wrote it on the day after the earthquake…more posts to come as I gather my scattered mind and overloaded heart. First things, first: WE ARE FINE. We are safe and cared for and so very grateful for those facts. Please join us in thanking God…