Wednesday, January 15, 2014

1 year already?!

January 2014! Woo Hoo :)

Last year at this time I was just starting at the guesthouse. The second house was coming along and we were all anxious about it being ready for two teams the following week. What a blessing to have friends and fellow missionaries together as we opened guesthouse 2.

Erika, Wilson and I prayed before it opened that God would use guesthouse 2 to bring more people to a closer relationship with Him--that God would dwell in the house and that transformation would take place within the walls. God has more than delivered :) The transformation that occurs between Mondays to me is still my favorite part of living in Haiti.

2014...many things to look forward to. One is trying to see what to do next; graduate school? online? Haiti? States?

All I know is that I am called to be faithful and right now Haiti is where I am suppose to be and so Haiti is where I want to be :) I am still pursusing the possibility of going to grad school for Marriage and Family therapy.

As Healing Haiti continues to grow and expand I am so grateful for the many volunteers that sacrifice their time, talents and treasures to bless the least of these. I will never be able to meet each volunteer but if you come on a trip I hope to thank you in person. ;) Truly the difference that God is doing through Healing Haiti, through relationships that are strengthen--I am in awe of His mighty plan. Lives are changing everyday and here we are witnessing that change.

Missionary Kathy scrubbing the floors
preparing for our Jan. 2013 opening

Skye's Final trip home :(

We stayed at the beach for a night 
during Long-term missionary week

Went to Holidazzle and Macy's Santaland
with friends 

Poor Baby Jesus...MN was too cold
MN is getting pretty nasty at Winter time
I think it must be time to head back to Haiti

All better :)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Blessings to all in 2014 and hope to see you at the Healing Haiti guesthouse soon!

Elisa Laura