Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Update

We are first and foremost thankful to the Lord for His rich provision for our family in this time of transition, as well as the encouragement and support we have received so far!

In the coming weeks we hope to send out our first newsletter sharing some of the ways that the Lord has been working in our lives, as well as in the lives of the Haitians we continue to serve! We have been quite busy connecting with many of you through our church presentations, personal meetings, and phone calls, but if we have missed connecting with you, and you would like to visit with us, please contact us so we can arrange a time!

For those of you who have been supporting us through MAF by way of automatic deductions, it will automatically stop at the end of this month. If you would like to continue supporting our family in this new mission endeavour - please fill out the simple giving form (which can be downloaded online or we can send you) - or contact us with any questions / concerns.

We hope to begin with Hungry for Life in October, but we first need to meet our required support goal, which we are currently at about 80% of our targeted monthly support level. If you have committed to supporting our family - please remember to send in your form ASAP so we can meet our deadline. 

Donations from Canada can also be made online at: http://www.hungryforlife.org/donate/online

All donations in both US and Canada are tax deductible.

Thanks again for partnering with us as we continue serving the Lord through missions with Hungry for Life in Haiti.

Jason, Wilhelmina, Jayden, Justin and Alexander Krul

Hungry for Life International
45950 Alexander Ave
Chilliwack BC V2P1L5
Office: 604 - 703-0223
Cell: 604 997-5725

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Presentation Desert Evening in Chilliwack!

This coming Saturday, Sept 19 we hope to have a presentation desert evening to share about our work with MAF and our upcoming work with HFL.

Everyone is welcome; we would love to see you!

Chilliwack, British Columbia
Free Reformed Church of Chilliwack
45471 Yale Rd West, Chilliwack BC
Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 PM

For those who currently support us through MAF and would like to continue supporting our work with HFL you can do so online at: http://www.hungryforlife.org/donate/online or by contacting HFL office tel: (604)703-0223 or evanegdom@hungryforlife.org

Friday, September 4, 2015


August 5
I look down and admire the pretty geraniums. It's Wednesday, the day after we landed in Abbotsford and we are staying at Jason's parents.

Today the sky is blue and the mountains in the backdrop stand tall and majestic. I find comfort in their stolid familiarity. 

Nearby, in the pool, Jayden and Justin shriek with laughter.  We're here, and it feels a little unreal, like a dream.. This place is so different from the one we left behind.

August 6

I'm driving down the road with the windows rolled down and the breeze blowing my hair. I've driven this stretch of road a thousand times as at teenager and young adult and very little has changed. I see the school and church I attended, the familiar stretch of road I biked to get to my after school job, and the memorable houses and landmarks. It feels like I'm traveling back in time and it strikes me then how the lives of my family and friends have continued on with only small changes, while we've lived a completely different, foreign life these last seven years.   

August 7
It's moving day. We've loaded most of our earthly possessions in our van and a small trailer and are moving into a place of our own. Before we go in, I line up the kids on the front steps and snap a photo. Finally a place to call home again!

Out in the back yard I admire the garden fall of vegetables,

and the vines laden with grapes. 

That night the boys are excited to sleep in their own bedroom, with their own beds and brand new puppy dog sheets. It's been a long time..

The days following are filled with trying to get together the basic necessitites to make our home functional, cleaning, unpacking, organizing, and doing some basic repairs/renovations to make everything more kid safe.

Besides family functions and getting togethers with friends, there are also meetings with MAF and Hungry for Life, seeing our church family again, and registering Jayden for school. 

As I watch the sunset in the evenings from our deck, I think about all the pieces of our new life. There are so many different shapes and sizes that it will take prayer, patience and time to fit them all together.

In church on Sunday, I find hope and peace in these words in the back of the Psalter:
Lord's Day 9
Question 26: What do you believe when you say: I believe in God the Father, almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?
Answer: That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who out of nothing created heaven and earth and all that is in them, and who still upholds and governs them by his eternal counsel and providence, is, for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father. In him I trust so completely as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul, and will also turn to my good whatever adversity he sends me in this life of sorrow. He is able to do so as almighty God, and willing also as a faithful Father. (Heidelberg Catechism)