His Heart for Haiti

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Family Treasure

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It is always fun to be served on the beach!

It is always fun to be served a meal on the beach!

We loved having Evan visit over the holidays! We went to his favorite beaches and then took some short trips, too. First we stayed in Bonne Fin at the Plattner’s invitation for a few nights (they were in the States). Then we also stayed in Port Salut at a guest house near the beach. We had extended time to relax and make extra-special memories together!

So we fast forward a few weeks and Evan is back in school already in Ohio and the rest of so soon back in our school and work schedules. The treasure that remains is the time that we had to strengthen our relationships and encourage our faith in God, our eternal treasure.

“The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure.” Deuteronomy 28:12

We loved opening all the Christmas gifts that the Smithville Ohio church sent!

We loved opening all the Christmas gifts that the Smithville, Ohio church sent!

There were some thankful expressions here at Christmas!

There were some thankful expressions here at Christmas!

It was such a blessing to stay at the Plattner's house in Bonne Fin!

It was such a blessing to stay a few days at the Plattner’s house in Bonne Fin!

It was a blessing to finally be together for three whole weeks!

Together for three whole weeks!

The girls turn!

The girls were caught hanging out!

Everyone had to try the zip line!

Everyone had to try the zip line, too!

The new Hospital Lumiere entrance! We visited our cook's sister who has been hospitalized for over two months.

The new entrance to Hospital Lumiere, the hospital our church operates in Bonne Fin. We were able to visit our cook’s sister who has been hospitalized here for over two months.

New binoculars make hiking a lot more interesting!

New binoculars make hiking a lot more interesting!

Maturin Falls, one of our favorite places in Haiti! The kids will climb up and jump from that ledge in the middle.

This falls is our family’s favorite in Haiti! The kids will climb up and jump from that ledge in the middle.

We also spent a day at the missionary retreat cabin at Zanglais!

We also spent a day at the Zanglais missionary cabin!

A family photo that we arranged without a tripod!

A family photo that we figured out without a tripod! Grant is actually taller than Mike, he is standing a little downhill!

A tall stack at sunset!

A tall stack at sunset!

Family Updates
Grant is a junior in college already and in a hurry to finish! He has been substituting for a few teachers at the local Christian missionary school, as well as continuing to teach P.E. for the entire school on Friday. He keeps busy in the community as he works with area boys and finds all kinds of ways to make a difference in their lives!

Trinity and Grace really enjoy being here too. They have to do normal things like homework, cooking, dishes or piano lessons, but they also enjoy their Haitian and missionary friends! They are both very creative and there is always a project or two going on around the house.

Evan, Grant and Trinity are all doing so well at picking up the Creole language! Trinity looks forward to weekly outings to share the gospel around the city and she has memorized many Creole verses to share with people. Grace is learning French in school but we also hear Creole coming out now and then.

Lots of substitute teaching produces lots of experience!

Lots of substitute teaching produces lots of experience!

Grant is a natural teacher and enjoys working with kids!

Grant is a natural teacher and enjoys working with kids!

Grace enjoys the schedule of a school day and getting to play with all her friends!

Grace likes the schedule of a school day and getting to play with all her friends!

Trinity designed and painted these panels to brighten up our kitchen!

Trinity designed and painted these panels to brighten up our kitchen!

 

 

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Author: Mike + Susie

Missionaries in Les Cayes Haiti

One thought on “Family Treasure

  1. What an awesome family!!! We love you and are so thankful for you.

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