I can't believe how fast our time in Michigan has flown by! I have had so much fun showing Frentz Grand Rapids and Midland. He was able to experience bowling, a baseball game, McDonalds, BEAD stores, and so much more! He had a blast shopping for beads to continue his jewelry! ....he was like a kid in a candy store! It was encouraging for him to see people who had been down on past trips and meet new friends and see care and love our supporters have for Haiti. Thank you!!
I have been getting reports from HOPE House and it sounds like the children are doing very well! Jivenson is sitting, Mika is crawling, and Pierreline is feeling safe and secure in her new temporary home. We have a new mother we are supporting. She has 10 month twins, one boy and one girl. They weigh less than 10 lbs! Neither of them are able to eat and today we are trying to get them to a hospital to start IVs. Please keep them in your prayers.
Frentz, Dad, and I are leaving to drive to Miami this morning. We are driving a truck to the port to ship to Haiti. We desperately need this truck to continue and increase distributions. Frentz and I will fly to Haiti on Saturday morning at 9:40am. We just purchased tickets last night to return to Michigan on July 15th to bring Kelencia back for her heart surgery. As soon as I am back in Haiti I will continue with the process to obtain her medical visa. Please continue to pray for this to be a quick and easy process......visas are never easy, but with God anything is possible! (From Kim: Surgery has been scheduled for August 2nd) We will return to Haiti on August 5th just in time for a few weeks of teams!
The land for the orphanage has been purchased and cleared! Next week we hire a group of guys to begin digging to build a wall around the perimeter of our property. Our containers (housing) are expected to arrive in July and we hope to make our official move in August!
Please be praying that we receive a phone call from Food for the Poor soon to come and pick up our container! We have so many donated items waiting to be distributed! We are waiting for customs to clear it! We have teams coming June 14-21 and 21-28 and we hope to distribute the majority of the supplies in the containers during those weeks! The people in our adopted tent city in Les Bours are anxiously waiting for an actual tent! They have been sleeping in the mud under ripped sheets, sticks, and saran wrap for over months!
We are in the process of packing up another 20,000 lbs of supplies to be shipped in early June. Those of you in the Midland and Grand Rapids areas, you will receive an e-mail soon about packing--just thought I'd let in on that! :) We have a semi truck driver ready to make the trip to Florida for shipping. What a blessing!
Also, pray that we will have internet at the house soon! It is so frustrating not to have communication!
Thank you for your continued support and prayers! It means so much to all of us in Haiti! Hope to see you in July!