Merry Christmas to you! We miss you and hope you are getting to enjoy the winter! Let us know how things are going – we would love to hear from you!
A lot has happened this last month from leaks coming from strange areas to… well…
Finding a time portal in Haiti:
Let’s take a look back in time over the last month…
The workers have never seen snow before but Melissa brought them snow this year :-D. They had a day where they put up all the decorations and had a small Christmas party.
Habitat for Humanity in Léogâne
500+ volunteers came to build houses for Habitat for Humanity (along with Jimmy Carter). Melissa went one night to help work at a Haitian Creations booth to sell purses and jewelry. Melissa got to hear Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood as they happened to have a little concert that evening.
Melissa did a birthday party for Clarel!
For the run for life we took a trip down to Port Salut on Motorcycles. It was fun! Yet we spent 13 hours on the road there because we needed to find places that we could stay during the run. So when we saw a sign like the one below – we would go check out the hotel to see if it’s really a hotel or not :-D. You never know! We found a few that the sign existed but we couldn’t find the hotel.
New Driver Nick
We have a new driver! His name is Nick. We are thankful for him and have enjoyed hanging out with him. He likes to run which is a good fit around here with Barry doing the run for life. We have both been running with Barry at different times.
Here is an excerpt I liked from Nick’s latest blog:
Some company we hired put up a concrete wall this past week [at Heartline OK property]. It’s like 8’ high and made from blocks with vertical rebar. But the blocks weren’t mixed correctly and therefore are the consistency of chalk. I can take my pocket knife and crumble them away. Many of the blocks already have cracks. What’s worse, I pushed on the wall in the middle and it swayed back and forth! We’re going to have to strengthen it.
This morning John gave a devotional from the Church in Sardis. This is the church where God said he knew their deeds that they had a reputation of being alive but were dead and consequently God told them to strengthen the things which remained.
We talked about what it means to strengthen what remains spiritually. John used the analogy of our swaying wall that needs strengthening. He pointed out how it’s bad the wall is poor quality, but it’s good we noticed it so it can be fixed. In the same way, it’s bad we are sinful, but it’s good if we recognize the problem and turn to God, who can make us whole through relationship with Him. (Read more on his blog).
Melissa making a recipe book for the guest house! She will have all the recipes the guest house makes! If you haven’t already checked it out… she has a bunch of the Haitian recipes on our website.