Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ponder Anew What the Almighty Can Do...

For the past several days I cannot seem to get enough of the song, "Praise to the Lord The Almighty"  Here's a little listen for you:


Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The King of creation
O my soul, praise Him
For He is thy health and salvation
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near
Praise Him in glad adoration

Praise to the Lord
Who o'er all things so wonderfully reigneth
Shelters thee under His wings
Yea, so gladly sustaineth
Hast thou not seen how thy desires e'er have been
Granted in what He ordaineth

Praise to the Lord
Who doth prosper they work and defend thee
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do
If with His love He befriend thee

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him
All that hath life and breath
Come now with praises before Him
Let the 'amen' sound from His people again
Gladly for aye we adore Him

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Snip-Its

Whirlwind, jam packed, 24/7...these are a few phrases that would describe the past two weeks for us.  I must admit I am slightly overwhelmed at where to begin and what to say...let's just say A LOT is going on here in our little Haiti life and we are thankful for this journey.  Here are a few highlights to get us back on track:

-We have just completed 2 back to back weeks of hosting teams from the U.S. who came to serve with Baptist HaitiMission.  6 new homes have been built for families in the community over the past 2 weeks.  We are so thankful for the relationships we formed as we worked alongside these teams and for the impact the Gospel is making throughout Haiti.

-Yesterday was a great Saturday afternoon for us.  We did a whole lot of not too much, and it was very enjoyable.  I cut Trey's hair for him yesterday.  Thank you YouTube for your help, I spent a good part of the morning watching video's on "How To Cut Men's Hair" and it all turned out pretty well if I do say so myself.

-After a busy few weeks, and preparing for the start of another, we decided to spend a Sunday morning just the two of us at home for worship.  We joined Pastor Johnny Hunt and FBC Woodstock in GA via the internet this morning.  It is incredible that we can sit in our house in Haiti and worship with our family in GA.  Now...if only we can figure out a way to get burgers from Canyons for our Sunday lunch, we would be set!

-Last weekend my little sister Dalice turned 20, and today my older brother Dempsey turns 26!  I think it is safe to say, our "little family" is quite grown up.  My mom still claims to be 35...my math skills aren't the best, but I can still see something is not adding up.

-I have a new addiction, a website composed of Blogs by Missionaries all over the world!  I love checking in and hearing the honesty as well as receiving encouragement from these women.  I've even been blessed to stumble upon quite a few blogs from sisters here in Haiti.  What a small world this is becoming!

-Have a restful Sunday!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ramblings of a Crazy Canine

Well, it's the start of a new week and I must say, things are a tad different around here.  Last week, Girl Salter had visitors from her family and boy did we have a good time!

I was treated to a surprise bath last Monday.  Even though the water was extremely cold I enjoyed all the attention I received!  Oh, by the way, I realize I look ridiculous in the picture above.  I was pleasantly relieved when Boy Salter finally came home and I was no longer the only man around.

Although I was not taken on many of the visitors adventures, I know they had a good time...

They made jewelry with Girl Salter and her friends.  They even went to the Kindergarten to teach, I have always wanted to go there!  At the school they taught the children about all the animals God created.  I thought for sure they would take me...after all, I am an animal!

I suppose I understand why they did not take me.  I tend to make the small people cry because I can look them eye to eye.

I was happy to see my people have such a good time with their visitors.  They took me on walks every night.  I even got to lean on the furniture when Boy Salter was not looking.  

Sweet visitors, know you can come back any time.  And when you do, don't forget the dog treats.

I heard my people talking last night, it seems we have another visitor coming in May.  I hope she likes me!



Sunday, April 7, 2013

Team Time!

This time last week, 71 students and leaders connected with Crossings Ministries in KY, traveled to Haiti to serve alongside Baptist Haiti Mission.  24 of these were from my home church in Corbin, KY.  2 of these were my Mom & my sister Maggie!

Now, one week later, the team from Crossings has returned to the U.S. and we are spending a few extra days with mom & Maggie.  There are so many things to share about the ministry that took place last week.  Here are a few pictures for a little "sneak peek"...

A very full Tap Tap (Haitian taxi) taking some of the group to the market & then heading to the work site for a day of Vacation Bible School.

Mother & Daughters, enjoying the ride!
A few of the boys at Vacation Bible School gearing up for games & recreation.
Maggie has always been a kid magnet!  It turns out she's a pretty good pillow as well.
We have been so encouraged by the work of this special team last week.  We are also very blessed to now have a few days of rest with some of our family.  I'll post more information and photo's in the days to come...Happy Sunday!