Thursday, January 8, 2015

Grandpa and Grandma's Visit

By Jayden Krul

Grandpa and Grandma arrived on December 26. We were all very happy to see them! After giving us hugs they couldn't help but notice how much we'd grown since last summer! 

Especially baby Alexander.

He of course loved all the attention and smiled real big.

Our friends Nicholas, Sabboule and Jocemine were also excited to see Grandpa and Grandma. They knew Grandpa and Grandma always bought treats and toys for them too and they loved practicing their English with them.

At our house they soon got to work cleaning, fixing and sewing. 

All the things on Mommy's 'Honey-Do-List' were soon completed; the drinking water spout was once again reattached, the grout between the kitchen counter tiles was scraped and bleached, Alexander got curtains in his bedroom and the gaping hole a rat chewed in our leather chair was finally mended!  

Grandpa and Grandma were always interested in seeing new and different parts of Haiti so one afternoon, after the work was done, we decided to check out a little place that we heard had a nice view of the city.

The view there was really great!

We stayed there as the sun set coloured the sky,

and the city lights came on.. 

The following day, Grandpa and Grandma visited Canaan with Pastor Dieucon who works for MAF.

Canaan is a very dry, poor area on the outskirts of Port au Prince where many refugees relocated after the January 2010 earthquake. 

There they met a young lady and her two children who lived in a little tarp shack. 

Pastor Dieucon had selected her to be a recipient of a wooden home that a group from our home town in Canada has raised money for. She told Grandpa and Grandma that she has been praying for a better place for her two children to live and she was so grateful that God had provided for her. 

This is an example of what her home will look like in a few weeks, God willing.

Grandpa and Grandma also had an opportunity to bless the community there with bags of food.

When Dad had a few days off around New Years, we took the plane to the south western tip of Haiti. 

I love flying and looking down at Haiti from above.

There we explored the surrounding areas and visited several different missions and missionaries.

One place I particularly enjoyed was a small island off the south coast of Haiti. We had never been there before and could only get to it by boat.

On the island we hiked the trails as there were no roads. Locals said they estimated the population on the island to be around 20,000 people.

The main industry on the island appeared to be fishing.

It was a very picturesque, laid-back kind of place.

On one of our hikes we even discovered a 'Reformed Church'; imagine that!

It was fun to run through the fields,

play in the sand,

and swim in the ocean;

but the best part was being able to do it with Grandpa and Grandma!


  1. Nice bird's eye view. :). Praying for cont. blessing and protection as you travel and enjoy each other.

  2. Gorgeous pictures once again!

    Can't believe those 2 how much work comes from their industrious hands, what a blessing to have them visit you!

    God bless you all.

    Love Henry and Jenny

  3. Wow! The scenery is breathtaking! The beach and the forest are equally lovely. Well, I'm glad that grandma and grandpa spent time to visit you. It's great to know how strong and cheerful they are. I think it's Alexander that really gave them strength and charmed them to go there. Hahaha! In any way, thanks for sharing that, Jayden! All the best to your family!

    Joel Pratt @ Comfort Keepers