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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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Glimpse Of Heaven: An Autism Mama’s Christmas Gift

It had been years. Years of longing to hold her, to breathe her in. I missed her. I would think back to the day I met her. She slept in my arms as I snuggled her close. Then, quickly, it came to an end. The distance between us became so vast…all of me ached to be… Continue reading Glimpse Of Heaven: An Autism Mama’s Christmas Gift

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Live Love…Whether They Like It Or Not

For a few months now, I’ve been struggling with challenges I didn’t prepare myself very well for. I’ve shared a little here in the past about my visits to Haiti and how, up until last Spring, I had always thought that my being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom was the plan; the only plan for my life.… Continue reading Live Love…Whether They Like It Or Not

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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