returning to haiti
Spring 2016 in PA was busy. My family said goodbye to the street on which we grew up as our mother nestled into her new apartment. We dug through tons of memories. We painted. We emptied. We painted some more. On nostalgic occasions I often recall the proverb that says : “Better for something to be good and over, than bad and still going on.” Check out the video of the song CHARLES STREET on the movie page of this website if you want to be nostalgic about growing up on a small street in the 1970’s.
We put together another ASAPH Concert for April 17th. Great musicians made the concert a success.
And in the middle of all of that, I was able to finish a couple of translation projects (and get paid for them :) ). That’s always a good thing.
On my first day back in town, I was able to speak with a man who lost his son in a motorcycle accident while I was away. Wesley was about 18. He was a former student of mine and friends with the kids at my house. Wesley was on a cycle that was hit by another cycle. It’s always a privilege for me to meet with folks here that are suffering. Sometimes they don’t get a lot of encouragement from people close to them. It’s a very tough culture in some ways. I also met with Wesley’s sister. I can’t imaging suffering a loss like that at a young age. It was a special occasion for me to offer some advice to her and listen to her story.
Haiti can be a tough place to live. We’ve had our share of funerals. But I love being here in the name of Jesus Christ. No place I’d rather be.
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Missionary in Haiti.