Our purpose is to work with the Haitian people to discover areas of need within their community, and together with them, work to facilitate hands-on solutions, through education and needed supplies, to put into place long term answers with a Christ-centered focus. We do not desire to be a rescue organization, but instead to exchange information with the beautiful people of Haiti, learning their culture, language and customs and provide any education they need to allow them to build up their own strong communities.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Been a while

Ok, so I need to get better at posting a blog. Things have been crazy busy since the last post.

~~First we did raise the money we needed to buy peanut seeds for 52 farmers in Haiti!! Seeds were a little more costly than was anticipated, so 52 instead of 60 was the quantity we could purchase. Will post pics soon of the seminar to talk about planting, the seeds and some of the new gardens!

~~We wrapped up our year with our GREAT homeschool co-op-sorta-thing. (It is not really a co-op, but I have not come up with a better name.)

~~Delaney and Christian mastered their memory work for the year and both became MEMORY MASTERS!! Yeah for all their hard work.

~~Delaney and I made a trip to Haiti to visit her sister/my daughter Isemelda and the clinic. We had so much fun visiting and celebrating the 1st Graduating class and meeting the next group of families in the program. We also met many of the new peanut farmers. These families are such a blessing to us!

~~We completed our home study and are waiting for approval from the state of Illinois to say we can be parents, (sorta seems a little late for that, but that is the process) and recieved a number for our adoption case at IBESR!! (IBESR is Haiti's version of DCFS) HURRAY!!!

~~Had a BIG garage sale to reduce our clutter and raise money for continued work in Haiti! We raised $1100!! HURRAY AGAIN!!

~~Have completed plans to spend the summer in Haiti with the kids. I will have all 4 kids together for the summer!! Jer will come down when/if he can as the months of June and July are his busies months of the year. We are excited at this adventure and are looking forward to studying Art, French, the Bible, Math, English grammar, learning Kreyol and spending lots of fun time together. I am looking forward to learning to drive in Haiti with quite some apprehension. Prayer welcomed!

So, I don't quite know where the last 2 months have gone. They has FLOWN by. Jer just returned from his May trip a few days ago and we have LOTS of great pictures and news to share so stay tuned for MUCH more!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey!
    This is exciting news! I hope we can meet up sometime in Haiti! We are moving there sometime in July or August. My hubby has a teaching position at Quisqueya Christian School in PAP. We got our IBESR #'s too for the two girls we are adopting! I thought Jeremy had told me over the phone that you were already through 2nd legal (he told me Isemelda already had your last name). I tried to contact your attorney to ask some questions (esp. since we are moving there and would like to work directly with an attorney) but never got a reply by e-mail. I really want to come visit you in Haiti and see firsthand the work you are doing there. We have long term hopes for staying in Haiti and partnering with another organization as well. Sweet that you do Classical Conversations with your kids (saw "Memory Masters" and knew what you were referring to). We have seen this program work wonders with adopted children as well because it is memorization based. Love it!