When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. -Galatians 6:10a (NCV)

Friday, June 20, 2014

I've blogged about Marline before.

She is pictured above sitting behind the basket. While this isn't the best photogenic picture, it captures the sense of the market in Peredo. 

Merchants setting up shop where ever. 

Marline is a graduate of our microloan program. She was actually the 2nd lady to be helped through this program. You can see her white 5 gallon bucket that she keeps clean water in to wash the utensils people use after eating her cooked food. She primarily sells to others selling in themarket who sit all day, without time to go home and get themselves something to eat. 

Inside the basket, perched on top of the 5 gallon bucket, is a pot of rice and beans, sauce and dishes for people to eat off of. 

And in the midst of her working, she is buying vegies off a child walking through selling.

There are lots of children in the market on market days. They are helping their families sell. These children do not go to school and learn what work means at a very young age.

I want to try to get more market photos...it's just hard in the chaos of the everything to pull out a camera and ask if you can take a picture.

Certainly isn't Krogers or Publix...but it works!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014


Chicken what a?

Yea...that's what I was asking this time last week...

Then last Thursday, we met. 

David and Omri had already had it. Chantal was getting over it. And then the no good, cotton picking, joint breaking, headache giving, stomach turning, energy zapping virus hit me with all it had.

And took me down.

One day if not being able to get out of bed by myself. Literally. 

Two days of fevers over 102.

One day of a total body rash.

And today, 4 days later...I am still limping around as if I have arthritis in my feet and very nauseous. 

Odessa is the "last man standing" in our house. I would venture to guess 85% of the Haitians I know have it...so it is only a matter of time for Odessa!

This virus has spread like wild fire across Haiti. And, according to this CNN article, it could be coming to YOUR town too.


So not to scare you or anything, but brace yourself...it's a bummer of a virus.

Please pray for the Haitians currently fighting this virus. Some to do have access to fever reducing medications, most do not have electricity during the hottest parts of the day so are sweltering with fevers and great pain.