Thursday, June 25, 2009

These boy's were so affectionate and quick to hug or snuggle (that is Schneider in the picture). Changlais snuggled next to me the last night and rubbed the back of my ear until I thought I smelled smoke. It was quite a change from last trip when the girls that we lost were sickly and weak. They didn't want to be held for long and they didn't want to be put down. The youngest was struggling (4yrs old and 13 lbs.) and miserable the whole time. Don't get me wrong, We loved it because they were our girls (at the time) and we felt privileged to care for them and love on them. We will always love them and cherish the time we spent with them. This trip, we got to meet our boy's for the first time and they took to us right away. Pretty early on the first day they started calling us Ma Ma and Pa Pa (we loved that) and were full of energy. Changlais reminded us of our Noah (who is about the same age) because they both have enough energy to power an aircraft carrier. It was hard to say goodbye. Changlais did not understand what was happening when we put him in the van and we did not get in. He did a double take, saying with his expression "Aren't you coming too"? We will be back my sons. Hang in there.
I usually let my wife tell about our Haiti adoption on her blog, but I figured that after this trip we could double team for a few posts.
A Scripture to leave you with Psalm 24:1 (NLT) "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it. The world and all it's people belong to him".

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Naturally I think of Haiti when I watch the video in the upper right hand corner.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yo, from Hickory, NC. We got back from Haiti last night and I wanted to put up a few pics from the trip. My wife will have some as well at Please pray for Haiti, the many many orphans (so many are so sick) and that we and all of the other families in our little group can start bringing our children home.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We found out on our last trip, that dry formula is a big hit, plus it has nutrients that they desperately need. They love it as you can see. They are almost as handsome as me aren't they (you know I'm joking, they are way handsomer than me)?
We are thrilled to be with them and give all glory to our Heavenly Father. Thank you Jesus.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Live from Haiti

Hallo, (that is how they say it). Meet my boys Changlais (on the right) & Schneider. We are in Haiti visiting them while the adoption process is going on. For details see my wife's blog at For some reason uploading pictures is slow but between Melissa and I, we will try to keep them coming. God Bless and keep lifting us up to the Savior.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jesus Paid It All

I was sitting in Church on Sunday, when It hit me. What? The worship team started singing "Jesus Paid it All" a hymn that most of you have sung many times. When I let the words sink in I realized that no matter what I am going through, no matter how difficult it may seem, it is pale in comparison with his cleansing blood. Listen to the first stanza - I hear the Savior say, "Thy strength in-deed is small. Child of weakness watch and pray, find in me thine all in all." I could write 10 pages on trusting in Him and how Worthy He is, based on my experiences and His faithfulness but for now I will let music and the video do that. Play the Video in the upper right hand corner. Be still and worship.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Prayer for Haiti Trip

I can't see but I look good.
Dear Lord, I thank you for your love for me and what you did by sending your Son to die on the cross for me, cleansing me and washing me with His blood. Please protect us and the people that are travelling with us to Haiti next week. Keep all of us healthy as we care for our precious children. Please continue to watch over them and everyone at the orphanage. We trust in you and know that the orphans are near and dear to your very heart. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this:to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. Thank you that we are able to take nourishment to them through "Feed My Starving Children". Please help us to conduct ourselves in a manner that reflects you and your character. We ultimately pray for lost souls and that many will be won for Christ in a country where that seems insurmountable. Your word say's in Matthew 19:26 "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." We also ask that you protect our precious children here while we travel. Please be with our precious friends Ashley and Erin, who are lovingly volunteering their time and making sacrifices to do this generous thing for us. I love you and I praise you. In your holy matchless name, Amen.