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February 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,
What a challenging month this has been.Just after the January newsletter went out, Kenny started feeling bad. He picked up and delivered some materials to Judy and a team at Harvest House Ministry. Judy did a blood test on him and found he had malaria. He had planned to help with her team. Instead, he went home to recover. Praise the Lord for meds. Within a few days, he was feeling much better. We now understand that malaria can come back, so please keep him in your prayers.
Many of you already know that things were in great turmoil in Haiti this month. We praise the Lord that Kenny and his family were safe. Living at Christianville has been much better for them and we were sure he and his family were in the Lord's hands. We've experienced God’s protection in the midst of difficult surroundings and difficult times in the midst safe surroundings, we’re grateful for God’s continuous presence with us.
Ken and I drove to Ft. Pierce, Florida the beginning of February to return to Haiti. Once we got to Florida, we watched as demonstrations and devastation began in Haiti. Since we were already at Missionary Flights International (MFI), we did volunteer work at their facility helping out anywhere we could. MFI jumped into action and helped people leave Haiti. Kenny could not get to the airport to pick us up, and we were not sure how long the problems would continue. So, we decided to see some family and wait until the following week to decide what to do. We thought, with a miracle, we still may be able to go. We stayed in Florida while watching the political situation. As we were finally giving up and packing back up to return to Texas we heard from Kenny that things were finally beginning to stabilize and return to normal there! We were happy to change our plans again and return to Fort Pierce and fly to Haiti!
We are now at Kenny and Laissa’s home and we finally got to hold our precious Grandson, Trey! He is so healthy, smiley and sweet, just like we thought he would be. We are very happy the Lord made a way for us to visit them and to begin working on the projects we have been looking forward to.
During the time of demonstrations, because of road blocks which shut down the country, schools have been closed because children and teachers could not get to their schools. Since there are many young girls in Christianville, Laissa, who is an excellent singer, decided to start a singing class for 12 girls who had time on their hands. Singing some songs in Creole and others in English, we were blessed to hear their beautiful voices as they praised Jesus together. What an excellent way to honor our Savior with their time.
Please keep us and our travels in Haiti in your prayers, we are still here as this newsletter is going out. We plan to be here till the end of March. We are looking forward to spending several weeks serving here and getting to know our sweet grandson. Although things have certainly calmed down it is still fragile here politically.
We are grateful for those of you who prayed for our family as Ken’s sister, Maureen,Home to be with Jesus this month. When we return from Haiti the end of March, the family will come together to celebrate her life.
It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus. Life’s trials will seem so small, when we see Christ. One glimpse of His sweet face, all sorrow will erase. So bravely run the race, till we see Christ!
Because of Christ,