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I think its been a good day. I don’t have many photos since the battery ran down yesterday.  And, for some silly reason I decided it was a better use of time to shower rather trying to charge my phone while the generator was running. My fellow team members agreed with my choice.

The view of the palm trees is what I wake up to every morning.

The other photo is the view thru a hole in the security wall (I have no idea why the holes are there. Feel free to make suggestions and I’ll try to get an answer before coming home.)

Things you can only hear when getting ready to go to sleep in a Haitian village……

* mangoes hitting the tin roof of your ‘bedroom’

* crickets chirping

* the horns of moto-taxis (motorcycles)

* the sound of someone nearby using a manual typewriter

* dogs barking in the distance

* snoring (I’ll not name names of course)

ALL occurring simultaneously while you stretch out for the night under your mosquito net, thanking our loving and gracious Lord for the day He has given us. Yep, its been a good day in Haiti.

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We arrived in Mellier yesterday around mid-morning. And yes it was already hot!

If you like adventure, sleeping outdoors (OK – its really a pavillion with half walls), having no running water, cots with mosquito netting, and among other things, smelling like insect repellent…..the this is the place for you!

But you also would get to:
* see beautiful views of God’s creations in Haiti
* watch the sunrise over the mountains
* wake up to the sounds of families starting the day
* be blessed by hearing the Mellier Methodist choir practicing for Sunday’s service
* enjoy tropical breezes after a rewarding day spent in this community
* laugh with children and get lots of hugs too
* answer the question, ‘Why you come here? Why you love me?’

Thank you for your prayers and support, I couldn’t be here otherwise.

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We will be heading out to Mellier shortly. I’m very excited! Details to come!

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I learned 3 valuable lessons today: 1) even for a fairly fit lady, 4bags weighing a total of 150 lbs is too much to handle alone.  Thank God my sister, Tena, is here on the adventure with me! 2) Where NOT to stay in Miami for a lay over. 3) And always ask the motel if they have a luggage cart!

We are waiting to meet up with the team and board the plane to Haiti! The blessings have already begun. Thank you for all your prayers and well wishes :- )

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Blog in progress!

After many failed attempts to get a blog started, I decided to stop thinking so hard and just do it! This blog is going to be focused mainly on my missionary travels, trials, stories, unforgettable moments both inspirational and comical!

And yes, there will be some family antics thrown in for good measure. And why not? Without my family, I wouldn’t be the person I am, doing the things I do.

I’m jumping into this (blog) under a major time crunch. I just returned from a 4 day mission trip to the Cumberland Plateau here in Tennessee. I came home for approximately 48 hrs to wash and pack the essentials (I’ll leave the particulars to your imagination), and then hop on a plane for my second trip to Haiti. I return from Haiti in the middle of the kids’ Spring break. So when I get home, the plan is to go camping with the family!

This blog, like my life is under construction…….it takes time to bring everything together.

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