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Sharing Christ and new life through the gift of clean water💦💧

On Monday, December 17, we were blessed to have another way in which God calls us to prepare the way for the Lord. Since we have been living in our new mission home, monthly we receive young mothers with their babies in need of diapers, milk, and clothing, as well as help when their baby is sick. It is so important for us to get to know these mothers and their situations, to be in relationship with them in the best way we can. All of them are single moms. This is not unusual among the poor. They move from place to place to find some place to live and try to be a provider for their child. It is a cycle that is difficult to break. We wanted to share the Christmas spirit with them, so we decided to to give the gift of clean water and let them know that God is here in our midst.

The arrival of our mothers with their babies.

Madame Omani and Melinda lead the formation and instruction of the water buckets and filters.

We even had a little day care with the help of our volunteers…

The women learned how to clean filters.

There were Christmas bags for babies and peanut butter sandwiches for all.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Our papaya tree is bearing fruit!

Our first papaya from our tree!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Ready the way for the Lord….

We have put up our decorations and have made ready for the Lord…We can only turn our lights on when we have electricity from the city; but when we do, it is beautiful.

Outside..

Our own live outside tree…

On the porch…

Our living room Christmas tree…

Just love those Minions!

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Learning the true meaning of Advent

During our faith formation program on Saturday, our kids had the opportunity to learn about the deeper meaning of Advent–a season of recognizing the Lord in our midst, of readying the way for the Lord, and of giving Jesus to others. Each boy and girl got a small gift to wrap; they then went to seek out someone to give that gift to, someone who would never otherwise receive a gift.

Lord God, in this Advent season of preparation, we remember the many years that God’s people waited in the hope of the Messiah’s coming.  As we ready ourselves to celebrate the birth of that Messiah, open our hearts to seeking you through prayer and service to our neighbor. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Growing our own bananas

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Our God is Here! 💫

On Friday evening, December 7, our teens and children who have received the sacraments in our Faith Formation program were invited for Praise and Worship which included the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For us, this was a dream come true. To see 23 young people sitting face to face with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, preparing their hearts for Jesus to come, was an awesome experience. Using songs in Creole and English, all gave praise and glory to God. During the prayer, we also sang the chaplet of Divine Mercy. Another gift we had that evening was electricity from the city at the hour we were having the service so we could use the lights and PowerPoint. Yes, indeed, Our God is truly here…

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Christmas Barrels have arrived 🎄

In the evening of October 25, we sent three barrels to Haiti. We placed Divine Mercy and St. Michael holy cards in the barrels and sent them off…praying and hoping they would arrive safely and untouched. They were filled with Christmas gifts for the kids, shirts and jackets donated by JDM, t-Shirts, toiletries and some candy. All would be for our Christmas celebration on December 25.

The barrels arrived in Port au Prince about two weeks later, but we needed to get them from the port to Jacmel. This was not an easy job because the demonstrations that had been going on were taking place right at the port where our barrels were waiting. Weeks passed by and, finally, in the timing of the Lord, they made it to Jacmel.

Unpacking the barrels…

Now the Christmas elves need to get to work for soon Christmas Day will be here…💫🎄

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized