I am writing from Haiti with GREAT news! The April 3rd
container has finally arrived! Frentz and I have been busy driving
from place to place trying to get the right papers and inspectors.
Haiti has a special way of making easy things difficult! Yesterday
there was great rejoicing as the lock was broken and the container was
opened up! Thank you Jesus!
We had 8 of our strongest Haitian friends ready to help us load and
unload all of the items. The staff and children were lined up out on
the porch cheering each time the big, blue, rusty truck pulled through
the gate with supplies. We have been working nonstop and tomorrow
morning we will bring up our last load!
Pierreline has fallen in love with a red bouncy horse named, "Rody".
She laughs and laughs and she bounces up and down! We can hardly get
her off of it! Kalencia has been making beautiful music on an alligator
piano. She has been my little helper as I open up the boxes. She is
extremely helpful with sorting things...I just can't quite figure out
her logic...shampoo in the play room, granola bars in the bathroom,
and canned goods outside. Jivenson LOVES his swing. He is one happy
baby rocking back and forth watching us unpacking. Myslene is
overjoyed with the new kitchen supplies! She doesn't have to be so
creative with the few things we had! Carole and the kids loved the
cases of Corn Flakes, they are a favorite cereal in Haiti! Carole
went out this morning to sell some of the small boxes and she came
back ecstatic about her profit!
Frentz and I have been busy planning a large distribution for our
adopted tent community on Saturday. Today the homes were spray
painted with a number and the families were given a ticket. We hired
a big truck to come pick us up with all of our supplies. We will be
meeting the families at the school for a time of prayer and worship
before the distribution. We will be passing out tents, towels,
sheets, and food! Thank you to ALL of you who have donated! It is
amazing to see what God can do THROUGH His people, FOR His people!
We went out to visit the new land today. The brush has been cleared
and we are ready to begin the wall. It was a bit depressing to see.
The land is nothing but rock, thorns, and goat poop right now with
huge craters that need filled. I am so excited about the new
location, but a bit overwhelmed at the amount of work that needs to be
done! Thankfully we have teams on their way! June 14th we start 4
weeks of teams and we certainly have enough for them to do!
Today I heard word that Preval is stopping all of the free medical
care. Please pray that this does not happen! The military base is
empty and food distributions have been forced to stop. ....Which
makes things like this shipment even more of a blessing for our
We are still collecting supplies and we are sending another shipment
mid June! The packing has begun! The number one thing people are
asking us for is tents! Everyone and their brother(and probably
multiple brothers) needs a tent! The rain has been so terrible and it
has only just begin. Hurricane season started and it will not be over
until November 30th. Yesterday is started pouring about 1:00pm and
didn't stop until 10:30pm. Can you imagine sitting under a sheet in
the mud with your sick children trying to keep they dry? It's pretty
impossible. Anything waterproof is helpful. People have also been
asking for rain gear such as umbrellas, ponchos, raincoats, and rain
boots. People get excited when I through away a piece of saran wrap
because they can add it to their house to try and block a
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all who have donated! These items
are a source of joy and a great opportunity to spread God's love! I
wish you could all be here on Saturday morning and throughout the
coming weeks as the distributions take place! Thank you for your