The party has arrived!


The team arrived in Nan wo yesterday without a glitch! Apologies for the lack of update last night. Dixie had emailed but something went wrong and it never came through. We were able to get in touch with her via the team’s Port-au-Prince hosts today and let her know to text instead of attempt email […]

Bricks, Mortar, and Smiles All Around


Eske ou te wè l’? Eske ou te tande?  “Have you seen it? Have you heard?” All along the dusty road that snakes through the lush green farm land of the little hamlet of Nan Wo, Haiti, people are talking about it. It’s the biggest thing that’s happened in this valley for many months, and […]

Updated Kawo Sponsor Cards in the mail!


Hope in Haiti Kawo Sponsors, It is beautiful and sunny in Seattle! I am also looking at the beautiful and sunny faces of your Hope in Haiti sponsor children in Kawo, Haiti. In a few minutes, I’ll drop them in the mail and you will receive your updated sponsor card for 2012. Hopefully you will […]

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 […]

As the sun ruses over Haiti


By 9 AM in Haiti, the sun is already sweltering …And in the farming hamlet of Nan Wo, a mile and a half outside of Dessalines, there is a flurry of activity under the morning sun rays. Women lay out their best dresses and begin doing their daughters’ hair. Men pull out there best slacks […]

Visiting friends with machetes


Saturday… a day to buy machetes With VBS having come to its end, Dixie and the team made the most of their Saturday. Having a bit more painting to do, the teammates grabbed their brushes and rollers and completed the work on “The Upper Room” of the church building, and then laced up their walking […]

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, […]