Monday, April 9, 2012


Cassi (amazing intern here for 2 months) wrote PTL the other day on the calendar on the fridge.  She wrote it on the day I return to Haiti after a few days home for my Gramma's wedding.  PTL is Praise the Lord!

I have a SUPER big praise to share.

After much work with ACTED (French organization) on plywood homes, they closed their shelter program even though they promised our village housing.  It was extremely frustrating as we had been working with them since June of last year filling out all the paperwork and making a site plan.

My friend Alain from IOM recommended that I call a contact of his at UNOPS.  After calling a few times last week and twice today with no answer or option for a voicemail, I was discouraged.

A few minutes after my second call, Irfan returned it and while we only talked for a few minutes, he agreed to build for our families!

He has to find places for 100 homes in Croix-des-Bouquets by the end of this month.  Yes, please build 25 for us!

This is huge!  A project like this would cost a lot of money for us, so this is an amazing answer to prayer!

Praise the Lord for shelter for those in need!  And in His timing.


  1. How awesome that your Grandma is getting remarried and you're able to go! And awesome about 25 more houses! :)

  2. Hey Karen! I miss my CMU running buddy. Facebook tells me you have been running often!! Thanks for the comments and words of encouragement. Yes, she is getting married soon and I am so excited to go home to be a part of it!