Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We all made it safely to FL where we will start a time of refreshing and stateside work that will last until September. We will be in FL until July 11th at which time we go to NC. Before we leave FL, we will be helping Dr. Dennis get their car loaded onto he boat in Miami and shipped to Haiti. He will be returning to Haiti with his wife Sara on July 12th and will be working with Stephen and Autumn to handle hints while we are gone. I will be going back to Haiti at the end of July and then returning in August and staying until my daughter's wedding in September. We are really enjoying sharing time together with just our family while here in FL. We are working on getting Luke into college here starting in the fall. What a tough thing for Joy but we know Luke is ready and plans to go to Bible college to pursue a degree in Biblical studies as he seeks God for direction in ministry full time. He is a great missionary! Jacy, Josie, and Judah are in Bible school this week which has been great. Me and Joy have had Jaxon and Justice. We are trying to get supplies as well as make contacts here in FL for shipping into St. Marc. It has already been a successful trip. We can't wait to get to NC to see friends and family. We hope to get to a few churches to share and in a few cottage prayer meetings in friends' homes to give updates on the progress of God's work through New Vision Ministries Haiti. As always too, we do not use any ministry money to support our family while stateside so that all donations go directly to Haiti, so I may be finding a few days of work to help cover our expenses. Joy still needs teachers for Liberty Academy in the fall and need a Ford diesel mechanic willing to take a trip to Haiti to help me fix our truck. Walike also in the process of getting ready to build a new orphanage starting in the fall and need to schedule teams for all phases of building. We just had someone donate the funds for the well and are looking to start building the security walls as soon as we start getting donations. Finally, school sponsorship is starting again. We want to send 200 kids to school this coming year in Montrouis. We are doing it differently this year and need $225 per child to cover the year's expenses. I hope to work on those websites too in the coming days. Thank you for our support and we look forward to seeing many of you soon.
Friday, June 1, 2012
31 teachers 13 feeding program workers 13 domestic workers 9 pastors 3 translators 2 drivers 2 cooks 2 yard workers These are a few of the lives we get to invest in every month as we pay them to work in the schools, orphanage, fishing village, boys home, depot and other aspects of the mission. There are many others that we get to pay to do projects but these 75 people are like family. We get to invest in these people financially, personally, and spiritually. What a blessing for me each month! I am so thankful to God for the chance to see God work in changing me. In the past I got excited about payday because of what it put in my hand. Now I get excited on payday for what it puts in my heart. Thank you to everyone who gives to make it possible to support these families. I hope many more of you take the chance to come down and get to know some of the people whose lives you are changing. We need teachers for our American school next year. The main criterion is loving Jesus. Certified teachers are great but anyone willing to serve as a Jesus loving, gospel advancing, kingdom building missionary is qualified. Send me an email if interested. Have a great weekend.