What a week! We had Melissa’s parents here this last week. We are thankful that months prior to the break-in, Melissa’s parents had scheduled to come this last week. They came at a time which helped us take our mind off of the recent break-in.
We were so grateful for all of your prayers, words of encouragement, thoughts, and support. Even though we are far away – you are such blessings to our hearts! A few people gave extra money and our home church took up a second offering. I feel so much gratitude and humbleness – I had tears from hearing how you, our friends and family, have helped. You are truly with us as we endeavor to be the helping hands and feet in Haiti.
John, the pastor at our Haiti church, and his wife stopped by to talk through what happened, pray with us and give us some Bible verses we could post around the house. They have had a few robberies themselves and were very so thoughtful to take time out of their day to visit.
John told us about a guy at church that used to do security. Believe it or not… the next Sunday Melissa, unknowingly, sat down right next to the guy. He gave us some great advice on some small things that we can do to help secure our apartment.
We were able to put in our window a beeper (very loud beeper) that goes off if the window is opened. It’s a noise maker that would wake us up and hopefully scare the intruder.
I try to remember that we can take some steps for more security but the biggest thing we can continue is to take steps towards walking closer with Jesus.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” – More