Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Birthday time

The members of the triple threat are now all three years old!  Loudena's birthday was in July, Zion Hope's was last week, and Fritzlin's is this week.  I am not sure what is more challenging.....three 2 year olds or three 3 year olds, but they sure are cute!  They are playing together quite well these days, and Zion talked about them all the time while we were in the States.  I wish I would have taken their picture together today, but alas, other things were calling my name.  Like six toddlers getting ready for birthday cake, and many more children here to celebrate.  I did get a few of the birthday twins. Hope you enjoy!

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Home in Haiti

Once again it has been too long since I have posted.  As most of you know, we are back in Haiti after a fun filled trip to the United States.  Dan's surgery went well and we enjoyed seeing many people that we really miss.  We would have loved seeing more of our friends and having more time with the people we did see, but time just did not allow it.  Those of you we missed, we would love to have you come visit us in Haiti!  Currently we are adjusting to life in Haiti once again....the heat, the busyness of our household, the food, and we are back to the books! 

At times it is difficult to reconcile the differences of our two homes.  There are many.  The poverty is immensely real, we do not understand many things about the culture, much of the food is different and prepared in ways we aren't accustomed to, and it is still really hot at the end of October.  However, the people are people we have grown to love as we love our friends in America.  Many of them are our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Some are people we long to see come to Christ.  Five of them are little children entrusted to our care.  Sometimes it is difficult to imagine handing them over to someone else to raise, but we pray for that day often.  We are confident that God led us to Haiti and are excited to see what He has planned for us in the next year. 

We believe we have returned with renewed vigor and a sense for JOY in each day.  Life is not easy, but we have learned much from our Haitian friends....they often display much patience and joy even in the most difficult circumstances.

Please pray with us that we will live each day for Christ and be gospel minded.  Pray for health emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  Pray for wisdom for the many requests we receive for help.  Pray for joy to reign in our home.  Pray that our Haitian children will be matched with their forever families soon.  Thank you as always for your prayers and support!