His Heart for Haiti

Giving Hope Through Child Sponsorship


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A Peek Behind the Scenes!

What a picture of JOY! We are excited to announce the engagement of our son, Evan, to Leah Bertschi, from Roanoke, Illinois!

We are rejoicing together with Leah’s parents, Rich and Bev Bertschi. We look forward to getting to know them and their family!

“For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 We are overwhelmed with joy and God’s goodness in bringing these two lives together, that even the mountains and the hills break forth into singing and the trees are clapping their hands. Our Lord answered our many prayers for the daughter He chose for our son! We welcome Leah as our daughter into our family. We feel incredibly blessed!

We had a wonderful two weeks with Evan before he went back and proposed to Leah. We loved our family time together plus the many adventures we shared. Here are a few scenes from our time together. Precious memories! We look forward to joining them in the States in a few months to be together as a family. In the future, we hope for a time when they can visit Haiti and make more adventures!

Enjoyed a day of hiking by these beautiful falls!

We thought we would try this but it didn’t last long!

Evan and Grace capturing the rays of the falls!

We enjoyed visiting with the Haitian Administrators for HCH (Help a Child in Haiti), Loumy & Adline.

Evan and his sponsored student, Julner, laboring together to give the gospel to this Haitian lady.

We hiked to visit a school in the mountains. The scenery was beautiful and the time together was sweet!

The time together with Evan was a precious gift! I will always remember. Thank you Lord!

We really enjoyed our family time. It was so special!

Evan and Grace enjoying the waves!

Enjoying the beach together!

Beautiful morning! In the far distance, there were souls being baptized in the ocean.

Great boat adventure to visit a school and share the message of Christ on the Haitian island of Ile-a-vache

Do you think these school kids could smile a little more?

As a reminder of God’s love and faithfulness, this sunrise came up on the road after we had to say our goodbye to Evan, which wasn’t easy. But He is faithful to be with each one of us as we continue to do His will. “It  is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22.23

What a great two weeks we had together! We are now entering into a new chapter in our lives, “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.” Matthew 19:5 We are excited to see what the Lord will do through this loving couple to glorify His Name! Evan and Leah are shining bright lights of Jesus  individually, so together they will shine even brighter!

After a 9 hour drive, Evan arrived at Leah’s house with a beautiful bouquet of flowers!

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:31

We are rejoicing in what God has done! We love you Evan and Leah!!

 

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Visitors are Great!

Enjoying the Tomic family’s visit!

Over Christmas we enjoyed the visit of Tim & Melanie Tomic and their three boys, Brian, Jonathan and Matthew (out of six children). They are from Smithville, Ohio. Th projects around the house for us, fixing things or upgrading. We appreciated it so much! We loved spending time with them around the holidays to visit different areas. We so enjoyed the many conversations we had together and the encouragment we received to continue on in the Lord’s work. When we asked Melanie what she enjoyed the most, she said, “definitely the morning walks!” Special memories we have of our time together!

Tomics worshiped with us at a new Haitian church!

The kids always enjoy traveling on top!

Great hiking through a canyon!

Sure enjoyed God’s creation together!

The boys could not get enough jumping off the edge into the water!

Our Ranger was used many times to travel around town!

Tim and Brian working with Haitians to fix the Ranger, which broke down at the house where Tomic’s sponsored child lived. You can bond together even if you don’t know the language!

Visiting Tomic’s sponsored child’s house. The mother loved the gift of rice, beans, and of course, pork meat!

Visiting with a dear old widow who enjoys company!

Enjoying sugarcane!

Melanie loved the Domestic Center (Centre Lumiere)!

A fun visit with Caleb and Olga at the Domestic Center.

Evangelizing at the market! Trinity is translating for Tim!

Brian is handing out tracts at the market while Trinity is talking to them about the gospel.

Stopping to say “hello” before getting on the boat to the island.

A highlight was taking a boat to an island!

The Tomic boys loved the ocean and looking for sea creatures!

Really enjoyed the Wray’s Renault Sunday School with over 1000 kids that come every week!

It was exciting to see all those children’s faces!

We got to shake the hands of many precious children that day!

Jesus said, “Let the little ones come unto Me!”

Jesus said in a thought, “See those faces…that’s My face.”

So many kids, so many souls!

They got to watch the Haitians climb to get coconuts, then drink the fresh juice and eat the meat!