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Archive for March, 2011

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!!!! Please feel free to ask questions and post comments. I love hearing from you and would love to have this blog become interactive.

Talking about Haiti is one of my very favorite things to do. So, if you have a question about the country, travelling there, mission teams, accomodations, food, or anything at all, ASK!!!! I’ll also be posting some links and excerpts from other sources that I have found to be informative or interesting. My hope is that you will too.

Now, for today, I wanted to post some of my favorite photos from my last trip. Enjoy!

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More later!!!

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I got word late last week that our little angel did make it to the doctor and is doing much better!

Such a blessing to know we were able to help her and her family in some small way. God is good.

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Meet Anaissa. I mentioned this little angel in a previous post. She is 2 yrs old and very ill. We met her late Sunday, the night before we left Mellier. It didn’t take long for us to determine that there was something wrong. We did our best to see she would get to a clinic the next day. Barbara and I went to visit the family Monday morning to check on Anaissa. She was not feeling any better. When I picked her up she literally melted into me. It seemed that she recognized me from the day before when I carried her home from the compound. I could have held her forever.

This photo was taken about 8:30 in the morning…….most 2 yr olds are not lethargic at that hour.

Then we had to leave, but believe me, she is still in my heart.

I sent emails today hoping for an update. I’ll fill in the rest of the story soon and pass along any updates I can get.

Please pray for this sweet child, and so many like her all over the world.

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I realized today that since March 2nd, I have only been home 4 nights. Yes, I mean nights not days (only 2 days spent at home). I loved each journey, adventure and mission, but home is still a good place to be.

Thanks be to God for safe travel over the last several weeks.

I wanted to share some of the beauty my girls and I were blessed to experience over the last 4 days. We visited Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas and the Daffodil Festival in Wye, Arkansas.

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Love being in Haiti, but boy did my bed feel nice! I can’t wait to share all the pictures and stories, but today I’m resting, paying bills and spending the day with the family.

Tomorrow the girls and I leave for a short trip while they are on Spring break.

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Showing the love!

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We went to Haiti to show the love and we did it well.  We are back in the states and waiting for our plane to Memphis.

Thank you for keeping an eye on the trip thru the blog and all your support. Subscribe to be alerted of further updates and photos from our trip to Mellier.

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We are experiencing a slight delay in departing Mellier. All is well, no worries.

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For me, one of the hardest things about coming to Haiti is leaving Haiti. This is especially hard when you feel there is unfinished business.

We discovered late Sunday afternoon that the little girl I blessed to be holding in this picture, was very ill. Her name is Ana Issa and she is two years old. Mellier doesn’t have a clinic or any basic health care. The closest one is in the next town. Because of challenges with both transportation and time, we couldn’t take Ana Issa ourselves. We did the best we could to make provisions for the family to get her there tomorrow.

Please pray for this sweet child and all the children of Haiti needing basic healthcare and good nutrition.

Very LONG/HOT day trying to get from Mellier to Petionville for our last night in-country.

Journey details to come after some sleep in an almost real bed : )

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We had the incredible honor and blessing of walking into a shanty/tent settlement in Leogyone (sp?) the city closest to the epicenter of the quake.

A narrow pathway ran along between the make shift homes. We met a young mother that had lost the lower part of one leg as a result of the quake. No electricity, no running water and only a piece of plastic or tin between you and the family living next to you, this is now their life. Most lived in a real home before the quake.

No bitterness, no defeatism, no surrender, people just like us doing their very best under unimaginable conditions.

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Our compound is on the outer edge of Mellier. Several of us walk to refreshment stand for a cold drink each day. Its a beautiful walk. These are some of the things we see along the way.

* a few homes that seem to be liveable

* the bakery where we buy bread each day (which is cooked in a wood burning oven)

* banana trees being double cropped with beans

* precious livestock

* young women getting water from the community well

The highlight of every day is when a certain little group of kids come to visit. Today, they got to be a part of a music lesson given for some of the students of the school here on the grounds. And of course we get to love on them too!!!!

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