501(c)3 Non-Profit empowering the poor in Haiti

April showers..

It’s raining right now. Which means two things.. tomorrow will be a mosquito festival and right now my internet connection via satellite is slow as molasses. I keep wanting to post more pictures, but the upload speed makes it near to impossible.
So here’s a little update:
Ronald.. the day after I posted last about praying for hime, the embassy called with a reversal of decision. That was on a Tuesday. Wednesday, the orphanage director picked up his visa and Thursday morning he flew out of here straight on to New York. As I type right now, he is safe and sound in Albany and finally going to get the help he needs. It has been a hollow loneliness for me the last two days being that I have had him as my constant upstairs companion for over a month while he was on bedrest. His last few hours he spent extensively talking with my three year old Zebedee. I will probably never know what they talked about, but I’m sure it was good. I hung his smiling picture up in our room as a cheery reminder of God’s goodness and mercy on the innocent and desparate ones. I still get teary when I look at it. I can’t wait to hear how he is doing.
Ember… the day after I posted last, Ember’s father and uncle and two aunts showed up at my gate wanting to say hi. I took the opportunity to tell them about the seizures and ask if there was any family history. They quite matter of factly told me that they knew exactly why she was having seizure. Apparently many of the family members are “servers” in the Haitian Voudoo ceremony. A server is the one who makes his body available for the spirits to come inhabit them and speak to the family or whoever is present. They told me quite simply that the family spirits were visiting her during her seizures. Needless to say, we spent quite a bit of time in prayer over her that night and she hasn’t had a seizure yet. Not only that, she is all of the sudden smiling and has normal muscle control- which her lack thereof had begun to worry me. I will still be taking her to the doctor, but my suspicions tell me that it’s over.
Direction… we have found a lawyer who is going to do the paperwork to make our new house a licensed “creche” or “orphanage that does adoption” in English terms. We want to be positioned as we start to help families to be able to take in emergency situations legally and do something to help the kids, be it to return them to their families after their strenght or health returns, or being an open door to a baby left in the trash. We contemplate whether Corrigan should quit teaching and go full time towards opening a trade school. We both know that the school is a mission field in itself, but it is hard to know how long he should stay there when his passions are driving him two directions at once.
Woodelson’s eyes.. we experienced a setback in that the hospital that we were hoping would work with us decided not to help us. We are going to try pursuing having him operated on here in Haiti or try to raise the $4000 or so to cover the hospital costs and the plane ticket. It is discouraging, but I can’t help but think that God is looking out for us and that things will work out just right. It’s just hard to know which direction to go in for help.
Help.. we still need help.. of any and all kinds. We need people to help with newsletters, babysitters, plumbers, electricians, dentists, donors, prayer warriors, friends who will come live and work along side of us. The list is endless.. if you want to come.. please come. For two weeks or two years or twenty. We would love to see your face here.

2 Comments
  1. Thanks for the update. Wow. Continuing to pray for you! Much love! Rebeca

  2. I love how God answers prayers so rapidly sometimes! He is so good! We’ll keep praying!

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