His Heart for Haiti

Giving Hope Through Child Sponsorship

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Merry Christmas! And a new baby!

Merry Christmas to each one!

This year we are separated for the holidays. Mike, Trinity and Grace are together in Haiti as Susie went back to Ohio to stay with Grant, help out with her dad, and eventually go see…our new grandson in Illinois!!

Welcome to the world Eugene Richard Walder, born to Evan and Leah December 23!

A perfect Christmas gift, don’t you think?

Backing up a bit now…we returned to Haiti the end of September and almost immediately were able to move to another missionary residence at Cite Lumiere. It was a lot of work but we really like it at the “new” place!

Another move…another adventure!
Back yard view!
In full bloom!
Interior view!

Soon after we moved we had a few waves of visitors! First, Grant came for about three weeks! We had him fly to Jeremie and picked him up there. It was a lot safer and way less traffic than driving in to Port-au-Prince. We sure had some fun times with him!

At our favorite, Rainbow Beach!
Our second favorite place, Sunset Cove!
It was a spectacular day!

Next, Rich Pfister and Rob Lehman came for a week to support Child Sponsorship in a list of ways. We enjoyed these guys, their generous time and great encouragement to our ministry here!

Rich and Rob saved the day in many ways!
Enjoying lunch on the beach!
And meals at our house!
Rich visited his sponsored child at his home!

Most importantly, we are thankful to God for His provision through seven years in Haiti. We moved here December 17, 2013! There are so many stories but the bottom line is God is always faithful!

Birthdays have a way of creeping up on us!
Meanwhile in Bonne Fin, Trinity has two new students, Summer and Sawyer Bertsch!
Anticipating Christmas gifts!
The high school students sang beautifully for us!
Our recent Salvation Seminar was well attended!
It is a blessing to share the gospel!
Things you only see at the beach!
Grace made several fun little gardens like this!