Northern Visits, Haiti Blessings
Our time in Akron ended last week with a special visit from our friends, Roger and Linda Putnam. We met their son, Josh, many years ago in Haiti. He and his friend Ryan had run into some challenges and contacted us. They asked if they could come spend 2 or 3 days with us to help. They ended up staying for over 3 weeks. They worked so hard that we kept asking them to stay longer. Finally they had to leave. Our first trip to Akron we stayed with Josh's parents. Today we consider them special friends and are always blessed when they turn out to see us.
Monday we headed to Toronto, Canada with our Mission USA friends, Fred and Sandy Muffet. They have been asking us for years to go see Niagara Falls with them. We were finally able to make this happen. Fred and Sandy have flown a hot air balloon over the Falls on several occasions, but it was the first time for Lex and I to see the Falls. Wow!!! Absolutely breath-taking and amazingly grandiose! I am so glad we took this opportunity!
We headed back to Massachusetts Tuesday, in time to share with a Bible Study at First Assembly of God in Worcester, MA. It was really nice to see the friends we made on our last visit there and spend time in prayer and song with them, too.
Saturday was sunny, but quite frigid. We appreciate all those who sat out in the cold with us at our annual meet and greet in Westminster. It warmed my insides!!! We are especially grateful to our dear friends, Lennie and Amy Engman, who have been opening their home to our family for the past 17 years. They worked so hard preparing their home, yard and yummy food in order to create such a beautiful atmosphere for us to be together.
Lex and I will be leaving Massachusetts this week. I will be heading back to Haiti, while Lex drives to Jacksonville to be with our friends at Cornerstone Church.
Today in Haiti, Charlie and Rachel DeTellis joined the MOHI congregation in Thozin for church. The people were blessed by their presence and by the message that Charlie preached.
Baby Melissa was enjoying the feeling during the worship service this morning.
The medical clinic continues to serve our students and neighbors all week long. There has been extra concern this week for TiBen, the young woman who was badly burned on her face and neck. She had a hypoglycemic episode this week, that left her unconscious at her home. Would you join us in praying, not only for TiBen, but for all those who are ministering to her - and especially for Angie. We require wisdom to know where to help and where to expect her and her family to cover the bases. Thank you.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve families in our communities with healthcare services...
School is in full swing now. I miss being there to see all the students and the excitement that always accompanies the beginning of school. I love the pictures that Jephte has sent, though. What do you think?
Angie sent me this picture of Alicia and her English students. I'm not sure who is learning more and having more fun, Alicia or the students!
Many of you have been dropping off jars of peanut butter for Haiti. THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, please help us by sending some peanut butter to us through World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, 723 Main St, Manchester, CT 06040.