Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
*UPDATE* I had originally made this video 'private', so you probably were not able to view it. I have made it 'public' now, so it should all be good!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sam gets home tonight. I'm so excited to see him and actually have a real conversation that is not limited by how much we pay per minute on the cell phone. He has seen a lot of suffering and has been able to bless so many people.
My mother-in-law is so eloquent with words....She says it best:
*She mentions that they gave out Michael's stuffed animals to Haitian kids. When I read this, it made me cry! Michael was given so many stuffed animals when he was born that we had nothing else to do with them other than box them up to put in the basement. They have been sitting there for over a year now and not once have I even thought of them. When Sam made the decision to go to Haiti, I really wanted to send those stuffed animals. It might sound silly because the Haitians NEEDED food and water, not toys. There ended up being enough room after all the supplies were packed. Michael helped pack his animals, and he kissed every one before it went into the bag. Now, there is a Haitian child that was blessed by what we had forgotten about until a week ago. I love it!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
He has a huge heart for the people in the Dominican Republic. He has gone there every summer for the past 10 or so years. He's been to Haiti a few times as well and has developed a love for the Haitian people. There are relief efforts going on in the Dominican town of Jimani, right on the border with Haiti. There are several clinics and hospitals in need of support as they attempt to restore the victims of the earthquake. We have a friend that lives in the Dominican Republic, Miguel Shaul. He just got back to the DR from a trek into Haiti and has made several contacts with doctors, pastors, etc...