Life for me is sharply split between work on-site in Haiti, and two and a bit more weeks each month with Jenny and the girls in the Dominican Republic. There are numerous difficulties with this situation. One that comes to mind, from my perspective, is dealing with the transitions each time I change countries. Jenny may have a different calculation, but I figure it has been taking me at least three days each shift to get in the swing of wherever I am. There are blessings, too, though. For the time I am a away from my girls, I increasingly miss them, until, at times, it becomes a sharp pain in my consciousness. And then, VOILA! I am home again with the very ones for whom I have been longing!
Here are a few photos from our life in Barahona and a few of the people with whom we share that life. Blessings to each one of you who is in this journey with us. God's special blessing for the prayers you have sent on our behalf. Be assured that those prayers are the substance of all that has sustained us in this ongoing transition.
At church at the Cassandra IED (Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana--Dominican Evangelical Church) church in the Alpha neighborhood of Barahona where we lived for one month when we had just arrived. Far left, Keila in the arms of Yoyki Leandra Matos García and Annika (far right) in the arms of Bellanira, Yoyki's older sister. Bella and Yoyki work with Jenny and me helping take care of the girls and keeping the house in order.