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Archive - February 2015

Ready to roll — in Haiti

Ready to roll — in Haiti

Today was our last day of mission. We all got up and were enthused to go be with the children one last time in the Children’s Home before our flights left this afternoon (at least for most of the group). We spent a long morning at the Children’s...

Haiti Mission Update — Day 5

Haiti Mission Update — Day 5

We’ve had another very full day here in Port-au-Prince.  It has been a common reality among us to forget the day of the week and even the fact that we are still in the first week of Lent.  It seems like it’s been ages since Ash Wednesday.  And today...

A Haiti of contrasts

A Haiti of contrasts

Yesterday, one of our missionaries mentioned that she felt she could go home since she had experienced so much that day already. If tonight’s moment of sharing was any clue, today topped it. An opportunity opened up for us this morning because of...

Smelling like Jesus

Smelling like Jesus

While in Haiti I had the grace of visiting a few houses of the Missionaries of Charity and spend time with “Mother Theresa’s nuns”. As always, they are women of few words. But those words can be sharp as a knife or rich enough to fill a...

The Home for the Dying

The Home for the Dying

It was with a bit of trepidation that we faced our first full day of mission work in Port-au-Prince. You can imagine why that might be as our first destination was called “The Home for the Dying”. Take a moment to picture in your own mind just what...