Wednesday, May 22, 2013
~We slept well that night, knowing we didn't leave for home until 3:15 the next day. However we were woken by a phone call from our agency again. They needed a picture of our actual passports immediately as they were presenting our paperwork to Haiti for approval. I quickly sent picture after picture until we got ones that looked good and we packed and headed for the airport.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Here we are! In the final stretch before our first ever visit to Haiti. We will be leaving Wednesday night and coming back soon after on Sunday night. A great trip, but much too quick. We will be meeting the children at Giving Hope Rescue Mission and taking part in lots of fun activities. They will be having birthday celebrations, time on the beach with the kids and just a lot of loving on all of these special little folks!
Since this is our first time traveling to Haiti we are excited but also nervous. There are a lot of people that have helped coach us through this maiden voyage and yet the uncertainty of it all still leaves a knot in my stomach. Maybe it's nerves but more it is probably just straight up Excitement for what God has in store.
We have asked you all for a lot of prayers and support and we thank you immensely for that! Without you we certainly would not be at this point in the journey and we owe you all more than we could ever repay!
Dancing with the Staff was a great time and a big success! Our current garage sale is going great and it is fun to share our story with so many strangers! And the pure randomness of God providing is unbelievable!!
It is all crazy!!
But like I said we are leaving on the 15th and are wrapping our heads around the trip. One thing that we keep hearing and getting are requests from the orphanage in regards to their needs. Unlike us they do not have the luxury of running down the street to a Target or WalMart. If they need something they generally have to ask someone to bring it with when they visit. And we are taking this opportunity to ask for them!!
This time it is ALL ABOUT the people that take care of these incredible kids!
We are filling four large suitcases with supplies and other requests from the missionaries and the children. If you have any desire to drop off any of the items listed below please let us know as soon as possible so we can pack things in the best possible way!! We hope to have our big bags packed Monday night so we can enjoy our boys on Tuesday night!
Some of the items requested:
Balls can be used or new and we will flatten then before we go
Prepackaged snack foods that won't melt
Baby Formula-Up and Up- Found at Target
Snake for a toilet- This one should be new, ha
Thank you and God Bless!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Along with that we are praying that our paperwork will miraculously make it into the doors of the Haiti Offices! It is an up and down time for them but we have high expectations that God has got this one taken care of also!
Once we make it into IBESR we will be "official" and the games begin!! That is when we start the next phase of this crazy journey and put even more Faith in God to do his thing!