Airports, airplanes and finally HOME!

4 airports… 3 airplanes… 2 roadtrips… … and the team will be home!  They hit Seattle at about 9:30 tonight and I KNOW they are ready to see family and friends and sleep in their own beds tonight! I talked to Dixie during their Chicago layover and she said things had gone just fine. No […]

The journey home-sweet-home begins

Hot, sweaty, and tired the team finally made it back to Port au Prince this afternoon.  It was a long trip but uneventful with no problems or setbacks. The ride was a little different than usual as the group picked up from the orphanage in Dessalines, 2 1/2 week-old, sweet twin boys weighing no more than 5lbs. They brought […]

The final day of VBS…

The final day of VBS… … was GREAT Dixie said. There were fewer kids for various reasons but still an excellent day to finish off the week. The team completed the painting of the main room of the Upper Room. The new, light-colored paint has significantly brightened the room which becomes ‘home’ to all who travel to Haiti […]

A dance off?!?

The 2nd day of VBS proved to be another great day! Dixie briefly said it was another good day of VBS. Apparently VBS ended with a dance off of all things and Aaron Day pulling out all his moves! For those of you who know him, you can especially appreciate this. His legend shall continue […]

1st day = Success

Dixie texted a short, sweet message this evening saying… The 1st day of VBS was “amazing“. Praise the Lord!! She said the teachers of the school assisted A LOT. This helped things stay much more orderly and calm than in the past. She said there weren’t quite as many kids as usual either, which I’m sure, […]

Up next: VBS and a few hundred excited, hyper kids!

The team had a good 4 hour ride up to Dessalines/ Nan wo today… Things were crowded with 13 people plus all the luggage, but it sounds like everything went smoothly. Dixie said that they visited the orphanage where she and her late husband worked from ’89-’91. They also planned and prepped for VBS which […]

Day #10: Here they come – home sweet home!

UPDATE 9 Your Hope in Haiti team is one its way home!!! The group arrived in Port au Prince yesterday and were met with a welcome meal of Shelley Tlucek’s delicious potato soup. American food!! Guaranteed…. it was savored. 🙂 Unfortunately, some members of the team came down with what we fondly call “Haitian Happiness”. […]