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"The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet" – Frederick Buechner

please pray!

Prayer warriors,

I’m in need of your prayers. We have received news that social services will be placing my little Loveson back with his family on Friday.

Today, I spent the afternoon with an amazing woman who has been in Haiti for quite some time and is very experienced with situations such as these. Tomorrow, Webert and I have a meeting with the social worker on Loveson’s case and we will be going from there. We have other plans in place to find the family if he is taken on Friday, but I hope it doesn’t get to that point, just for Loveson’s sake.

the joy of my life

I don’t have much more words to share at this moment because I can’t imagine my life without him. I believe this is an attack from the enemy, so we need your prayers. Pray for our meeting tomorrow, for Loveson’s safety and that the Lord will have His way in this.

vacation is over!

After a long September preparing for school and a successful first month of school, Webert and I had a chance to take a mini vacation this past weekend to the Dominican Republic. Last Thursday and Friday were a holiday in Haiti, so we decided to get away and visit friends. It was Webert’s first time out of the country, so it was exciting to travel together too.

Sunday at the beach

We got to take naps everyday, played with monkeys and went zip-lining on Saturday and I got to enjoy a sermon in English on Sunday. Although it rained quite a bit, the weather and country was beautiful. We sure did miss our boys though, who survived the week-end with my dad.

We got back home last night around 9:30 p.m. after being stuck in a traffic jam in Port-au-Prince for close to two hours. I expected today to be a recovery day. Catch up with things at work, start some laundry and visit with my village kids. Of course, there is no such thing!

On my way to work, my expecting ViBella lady jumped out of the bush at me telling me frantically she was in labor. I had promised her that I would be her transportation to the hospital when the time came, so I rushed through morning devotions with the rest of the ViBella ladies and headed to the closest hospital.

Around 2 this afternoon, our first ViBella baby girl was born! She doesn’t have a name yet, but I was lucky enough to carry her out of the hospital and bring the baby home!

newborn ViBella baby arrives home!

So, vacation is over and back to the hectic schedule of Haitian life!

 

Love from Haiti.