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Michael’s Story-Hope For A Future In Haiti

As a short-term missionary, I work with special needs children at an orphanage in Ledier, Haiti. Though I’m continually learning the culture and language, I still rely on the help of my translator, Michael, to communicate with the children. Michael’s own story is an incredible one, which I’ve shared with permission below. Being visually impaired… Continue reading Michael’s Story-Hope For A Future In Haiti

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Being Real: Accepting Help In The Trenches of Special Needs Parenting

I’ve had two county meetings and two diagnostic assessments to get through in the last week and a half, in the midst of both of my children with Autism being in a deep valley of negative behavior, social limitations and sensory struggles. There’s been more time spent navigating screaming meltdowns in the past two months… Continue reading Being Real: Accepting Help In The Trenches of Special Needs Parenting

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Haiti Missions Update: Restoration Begins

I returned from Haiti four days ago. I’d made the journey to GVCM Orphanage with a list of children tucked in my backpack. Out of over 100 children who live there, these are the kids with known stories of abuse and trauma in their pasts and/or special needs of some kind. My primary goal during… Continue reading Haiti Missions Update: Restoration Begins