Happy Thanksgiving !

As my husband and I peel 20 pounds of potatoes our second turkey is cooking. Soon we will slice and dice mountains of veggies and prepare stuffing. Later our home will be filled to the brim, it will be noisy and the dishes will go on for days. There will be turkey and pie carcasses…

Moments to Not be Missed

​I brought a poncho and rain boots, just in case. When I gave them to Pizo he exploded with thanks. Pizo is deaf and mute, but his hand motions are very effective communication. Mikenson’s home survived, but the bed broke and the mattress floated away in the flood. He’s been sleeping on a board covered…

Holding On

“Our roof didn’t blow away, my husband tied ropes around it and we all held on during the hurricane.” Can you imagine being huddled inside a shack on the side of a mountain as 150 mile per hour winds blew over your head?  Can you imagine working together as a family to hold tight to…

Solomon on Two Feet

Solomon lost his leg in a terrible motorcycle accident. Through a facebook Friend I got him an appointment at Healing Hands in Haiti to be evaluated for a prosthetic. This all happened very quickly, all within a couple days in July during my last Haiti trip. This is unheard of in Haiti. I will never…

The Comfort of Friendship

​In 2003 a friend and co-worker asked me if she could come to Haiti with me. I was shocked, no one had ever asked before. I reluctantly agreed, worried about what she would think. Every trip to Haiti I’m so very grateful she took the risk to come to Haiti. Amy works so hard behind…

Resilience

I have posted about resilience before… it’s a recurring theme with Haiti. Last night I sat completely overwhelmed listening to my friends share about the night of the hurricane. They shared their stories factually, devoid of all emotion, except one: fear. The noise as hundred year old trees crashed down. The water and mud that…

Go and See

We have a small team heading to Haiti right now. We will be there to support our Haitian team who have been working incredibly hard the last month. We will continue to assess the needs and keep you, our dedicated donors, uplated. Please pray for team safety and wisdom, there are lots of decisions to…

Weeds and Seeds

What are you planting? Yesterday I was listening to a Dave Ramsey podcast and I had to pull over on the side of the road to take notes. Side note, following the ‘Baby Steps’ is worth it, ‘living like no one else’ is awesome! So Dave Ramsey challenged me with this: Think about what you…