What are you Supposed to be Doing?

This comes up often at my house with my little boy. He is a bit like his momma and gets easily distracted by screens of all sizes! So I frequently have to re-direct him back to his homework or chores, “Nathan, what are you supposed to be doing right now?” But I understand how easy…

Cherished

This weekend I had the opportunity to bond with friends old and new at my church’s Women’s Retreat. The theme was Cherished, which was so timely for me at this stage in life. About three months ago I was introduced to a new book that focused on determining how you want to feel versus what you…

Speaking a Foreign Language

Working in another culture? Learn the language. Haiti has two official languages: French and Creole. French is the language of the elite- business owners and the government, in fact it has been stated that less than 10% of the country actually speaks French. But Creole is for everyone.  Creole is a language that is based…

Restavek

As I was starting to learn Creole I quickly realized her name meant “Jesus is here” and that made me love her even more.

Degage

This post illustrates so well my favorite trait of the Haitian people: resiliency. No one in Charye had a shovel, yet that didn’t stop them from digging and finding the drill bit. I have seen this over and over in the people of Haiti, they are resilient. I have watched a mother grieve the loss of…

The well in Charye

One of the best days ever in Haiti was the community blessing day Hut Outreach had in Charye. After that we canvassed all of the homes in the area to ask how we could best help.  The top three needs were a well, a school, and a clinic. There were shallow wells throughout the area, but…