Saturday, March 31, 2012

Haiti I missed you~

Greetings to anyone who's been checking for me to write a blog. I am sorry to report I've had no desire to write. Not sure why but it's like I am treasuring all the moments in my heart. So here I am back in Haiti the place where Chris and I lived for almost a year.
I found the piece of my heart that I left and it has been filled to over flowing with the love and reception I've received coming back.
I honestly am overwhelmed by the love of the people we worked so closely with.
Chris isn't here and everyone constantly asks about him. You never know the impact you have until you leave and come back. I know it was the Lord's doing as we sought him and asked to be led each day.
I am here to update the education fund for all the sponsors back in Canada. So far by the grace of God it is going well. Interesting timing though because the HAM students are on Spring/Easter Break but the Lord has provided a way for the children to come so for that I am thankful.
Next week we will be updating all the college, and high school students which I am looking forward to. It is great to see the improvement and growth in so many of the young students.
I am here with 2 teams from Med Hat and Calgary. They've been really busy helping build the homes and running VBS for the kids. We did a roof pour on the technical school that everyone was involved in that was awesome to witness again.
Today is Saturday and the ladies are planning an afternoon of blessing for the married women of the church. They will have a meal at the beach, go swimming, share testimonies, and do girly type things. I am looking forward to that for sure! We were blessed to be a part of that last year and now again this time. The men of the church are busy preparing the meal. What an encouraging time for the women to be blessed by the men.
Church services have been great and powerful. The prayers, songs and messages have blessed many hearts and you can feel the spirit moving among the people.
Weather has been very humid it has rained pretty much every night. Mangoes are ripe and falling so I've enjoyed munching a few everyday. There is much more to day but this is it for now.
Blessings to you all from Grand Goave.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Going Back!

So I don't know if anyone ever checks this blog to see if we've updated but if you are the lucky one reading this then thank you for taking the time. Sometimes I wonder if we should keep up a blog of our lives. Something Chris and I will talk about.

Well we've been living in Canada for 6 months now. It's been a mix of emotions, highs and lows being back.
But I am thrilled to report I will be headed back to Haiti on March 23rd - April 10th. (Lord willing :) I am going back to help update the education fund sponsor children. I've taken over looking after that part of HAs' ministry since being back here in Canada. It's been a huge blessing and I am a big supporter of Haiti using education to drive them forward. I believe HA is doing amazing things by providing 300 kids with education and Christian at that. So the goal will be to take as many new pictures and get letters written from each of the students who are sponsored and then send them to their sponsor here in Canada. But I hold this plan out with open hands because in Haiti you never know what will happen from one day to the next. My prayer is to be flexible and ready for that, just because I've been there before doesn't mean I won't forget or be anxious to get things done. I need a heart of service, so prayer for preparation would be appreciated if it comes to mind.

In case some of you are wondering what Chris and I are up too this is a little tidbit of info.
We live in Red Deer AB, I am working at a Christian school as a admin assistant. (also coaching jr. girls bball)
Chris is working for an oil field company cleaning equipment. This is definitely a temporary place for us as we look at
ministry positions in AB. Waiting patiently for the next step. God is faithful and we are seeing that and believing in it.

Thanks for reading, I hope to be posting at least once a week with thoughts and preparation for Haiti.