Anniversary (**warning, some upsetting photos**)

John 14:27 (NKJV)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” 

January 12th, 2010, 4 years ago today, a tragic and devastating 7.0 Magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti.


You can tell from the map above that the entire country was affected in some way.  The reports are conflicting, depending on the sources that you read or hear, but no matter what or who the numbers are coming from the fact is the same.  Devastating.

     * 220,000 maybe more, people DEAD

     * 300,00 maybe more, people INJURED

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The country of Haiti was far from thriving before the earthquake, the effects of the earthquake left the country in a devastated, tragic, state.  The outpouring of relief immediately after the quake was nothing short of miraculous.  The volunteers, the supplies, the money…..  flowed in from all over the world.  Once again we were reminded what the Lord calls upon us to do in time of need.  But sadly, once again, the world shortly forgot.  The masses of volunteers and supplies and money went home.  A whole different topic could be on what happened to the aid, and I hope to address that when I return home again from Haiti in April.  The short of it is, most of that money that was donated for relief, is still tied up.  I am conflicted about this.  I understand the reasoning behind it, it is really to protect it from being illegally used, but when you are in Haiti 4 years later you can see how much this money could really be helping.  Some supplies are still being held in customs.  Again, another day another blog, but this is due to some government corruption.  Now, be reminded that I am in no way trying to undermine what the wonderful missionaries are continuing to do the Lord’s work in Haiti.  I know that they are there, and they are doing wonderful things.  What I am trying to address is the forgetfulness of the rest of us.

It is so easy to sit in our living rooms, warm and full, in front of the television.  It is easy to be mindless and forget about all of the tragedy that surrounds us.  The point of this posting is to remind everyone of what happened 4 years ago, that we should never forget.

Lamentations 30: 20-23 (NLT)

I will never forget this awful time,
as I grieve over my loss.
Yet I still dare to hope
when I remember this:

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.

The thousands and thousands of people were cleaned up after the quake, loaded into dump trucks, and dumped into a pit dug in Titanyen, Haiti.



When I took my first missions trip to Haiti in December of 2012, all of the hundreds of black crosses had been removed.  Now they have this marker as a remembrance of the tragic quake.  I had thought about the shock factor of the photos I found that were taken after the quake, of the bodies being dumped and decided against re-posting them.  I have been working on this post for over an hour now, and it is having an effect on my body, emotionally and physically.  I do encourage you to search out some photos though, and try and place your self in the shoes of a survivor, not knowing which truck his or her family member was loaded on, or how many thousands of bodies may lie on top of their family member.


This photo was one that I took the first time I was in Haiti.  I was standing on top of the mass grave.  This picture shows “homes” that have erected since the earthquake, right next to the mass grave.  Children run and play games on top, like it is a playground.  Their innocent minds not grasping fully what is lying beneath during their moments of joyous play.

I ask that you take a moment today, and every day, to pray for the people in Haiti.  Pray for revival of the land, the economy.  Pray for health and health care needs being met.  Pray for the hearts and the minds of all of the survivors that have been impacted, and are still being impacted today by the earthquake that struck the entire country on January 12th, 2010.  Pray for the government of Haiti.  Pray for the establishment of an active military and police presence.  Pray for the money and supplies that are still waiting to be spread through the country to be put to the use that it was intended for.

Blessings to you all


Many Thanks


Once again I am reminded how great our Lord is.  Ask, and you shall receive.


My mother-in-law Sherry, is a member of a group of ladies on-line that are knitters/crocheters.  She talks about our foundation and our ministry with this group.  In the process of communication a group was set up (I am imagining it to be like a Facebook “event”) to sew and knit and crochet some things for us to take on our next missions trip to Haiti.  The number of people that joined in this event has been nothing short of amazing, and yesterday the first box of donated goods arrived via Fed Ex.  The contents of the box included many washable maxi pads, a couple of wash cloths and a couple of receiving blankets.

I thought I would share with you the amazing work that the Lord is doing for us, and how we plan to share the word of the Lord with the goods that these amazing people are donating.

The wash clothes have really struck a flowing of ideas for us.  At first, I wanted to be able to put a washcloth in a bag for each of the widows that we have the blessing to meet with when we visit Haiti, through Children’s Lifeline.  This has now been expanded to being able to also mission to many that may be non believers on our next trip. I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many sisters in Christ.  I know that God put them there for a reason.  It is like they complete the thoughts and dreams that are sporadically going through my mind.   We have so many pledges of washcloths coming in, we think that we will be able to give out even more.  One thought is while we are visiting the market, or doing prayer walks, to be able to hand a wash cloth and a scripture reference to women.   The scripture would of course be in their own language, and we hope to have it printed on a card and with the washcloths…

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

We are hoping to be able to include a bar of soap with each cloth.

I am once again thankful for everything that comes our way, and humbled by the generosity of others.  If you are feeling inclined to help in any way, please email me at, you may not be able to give financially, but there are other ways you can help.  Your prayers are always at the top of the list of our current needs.

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Blessings to you all


What Can I Do?

Today, I am venturing off of the topic of Haiti, to address another issue that has weighed heavy on my heart lately.

Now, I want you to know that I am far from expert, or even novice on this topic, but what I can do is direct you to some resources to look into, and we can learn more together.  The topic is Human Sex trafficking.

My husband, Jeremiah, has watched documentary’s on this topic and then not been able to sleep for nights thinking about it.  I have, until recently, chosen to put it to the back of my mind, and live without the images in my head.  I started by listening to Jeremiah tell me what he has learned.  About how common it is in the United States.  My thoughts were that it happens over seas, in other countries, not here.  Boy, was I wrong.

I love Focus on the Family.  I listen to their daily broadcast when I can.  On December 6th I was downloading the current podcast’s onto my phone, and watching the titles as they loaded…. Wouldn’t you know that the top one for that day was “Exposing the Dark World of Human Trafficking (part 2 of 2)”  I went back to the 5th, and listened to the first part.{5B7B89A9-8D7A-4AF6-A38E-CBA91AFA770A}#

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What did I gain out of this?  I think the biggest thing at the moment is my maternal need to share.  To help people understand how close to home this is.  I live in a very rural area, and have thought for years that I am protected from this type of inhumanity, but what does reality say?  We are targeted more in small trusting communities.  Our kids are not as exposed to things that kids in larger metropolitan areas may be exposed to, and naturally this makes them more “naive” about things.  I have this pull telling me to become more educated and do more for our children.  We have to protect them.  If you listen to the program from focus on the family, you will hear that the target was saved because of a friends knowledge of sex trafficking.  This boy was educated and because of that his friend was rescued.  Your child might be smart enough not to fall for the trickery, but I still feel that we need to educate them to recognize the signs so that they may be prepared to help a friend.

Linda Smith, a former US Congresswoman, was the guest of the 2 day program.  She is the person that stepped in to save Brianna, the other guest of the program.  She has several tools to help us understand what is really going on out there, and tools to teach our colleagues, friends, and children.  Please visit her site:


I think the biggest thing she said on the program, that really hit me hard, was when she said something about how sick we get about it, but then we don’t do anything about it.  I may or may not be able to do as much as she is, but what I am asking of you now is to educate yourself on this topic.  Protect your children, not by hiding these horrible things from them, but by teaching them what can happen and how to handle the situation.  Check out your states report card, and talk to your state government about stricter laws for the offenders.