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The least of these are Haiti’s children

I journaled multiple times daily while I was in Haiti. It seemed that every free moment drove me to my pen and notebook. To re-read it in composing this post was excruciating. I have spent hours already and I don’t know if I can adequately convey the thoughts and feelings, and the reality I witnessed. […]

“This is Haiti”

It was cloudy over the country as our flight approached Haiti. Glimpses of mountaintops and sea, then touchdown. We stepped into the tropical warmth, onto a crowded bus, into a more crowded terminal to stand in line for a long time. Nothing to declare. Keep the green card. Put the passport away. Claim the luggage. […]

2010: There has been joy

I gave up trying to write those family update Christmas letters quite a few years ago. However, this morning, while my young adults are sleeping and my husband is already at work, I’ve been sitting nearby the Christmas tree and looking through the photos I’ve taken over the past year. They remind me of the […]

Stop telling me not to go to Haiti

I know, you’re concerned. I know, you care about me. I know, the news makes it look dangerous. I’ve noticed, too. Honestly, your concerns are very logical. Trouble is, the God I serve doesn’t use my (or your) logic. I’m really glad about that!  The logic of the Gospel is altruism in its purest form […]

Update: Haiti trip

Details are fitting into place in preparation for our trip to Haiti. I’ve had some shots. I bought a plane ticket. I’m thinking through what to pack to go from winter in upstate New York with average temps between 20º and 35ºF to winter in Port-au-Prince with average temps between 78º and 86ºF while taking […]