Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Whirl Wind Week

Random words whirl through my mind but I'm still at a bit of a loss on how to describe this last week. Incredible? Amazing? Even life changing for some. Words fall short. Pieces of conversations, emotions, and memories blend together, making it difficult to put it in words. Sure, I know the stats. 13 houses completed. 400 children fed. Over a hundred pairs of shoes handed out. A 1000 articles of clothing distributed. And most importantly, 185 Bibles given out. But how can I describe what it was like to hug Jen, a fatherless boy, always angry and mean, who cried and covered his eyes just because I broke through his armor and showed him I cared? Or the way Joceleyn's eyes lit up at the possibility of having her own Bible? Or clearly seeing God working in the lives of members of our team? It's been truly an incredible time experiencing Haiti with a team of nine people we barely knew and growing so close in such a short time. Seeing time and time again evidence of God working in and around us. To be part of this was truly beautiful and although you may not get an opportunity to experience Haiti like they did, these pictures will give you some idea of what it was like.

Watching them drive away this morning all piled up in the pickup truck, I knew they each had their own story to tell, but it was special to know that for one week their stories were intertwined with ours.


  1. Uncle Chris, Aunt JudyNovember 30, 2010 at 10:33 AM

    WOW!!! Thanks for the update, and the pictures are amazing! Did you see the latest Glad Tidings magazine? The stories and photos were very well done! I'm so glad you can share so much of your story with so many people. It's humbling to see how much can be accomplished in such a short time... I'm sure you're going to miss the all the activity and the friendships you've made. God bless you!

  2. Wow!!

    It looks like the Lord has done some amazing things this past week! So thankful for the opportunities He gives. Thanks again for your commitment to the people of Haiti! God bless you Jay, Will and Jayden!

    Love ya.

  3. I'm so glad that you all were so impacted this past week! Praise God!!

  4. Thanks for posting the pictures... I've been following your blog intermittently. We have never met, but I'm one of Harvey's daughters. I'm just wondering how to donate to the Housing Project. If someone doesn't mind letting me know that would be great