Board Meetings and a Lack of Sleep

Well, it is 3 AM and I am wide awake...again!  I have had the worst time sleeping on this trip!  I was so tired when I went to bed and as soon as the lights went out, I was wide awake!

This weekend we have had a retreat for the board members of GLA USA.  The retreat was at a wonderful hotel in Denver that was only $35 per night and each room is a mini suite. It is really nice for the money.  The board has spent until 10 PM on Friday and 7:30 PM on Saturday, brainstorming ways to raise funds, make people more aware of GLA, and how to just better run the ministry.  It has been a great learning experience and also has really helped me to better understand just how much our board members are there to help and guide us.  They have had some wonderful suggestions for us in our present financial crisis and it is nice to have them working along with us in our ministry work.

We will finish up today at noon and then head back to Colorado Springs.  I have 1 1/2 days to finish the December Newsletter before we leave for Illinois to visit more churches.  Please keep me in your prayers as I try to stay healthy and get everything done that needs to be done during this busy time!  I am still not completely over the virus I got in October and continue to have throat spasms any time I cough.  I have learned to deal with my vocal cords closing off and shutting off my airway but it is never a comfortable feeling to not be able to breath for several seconds at a time!!  It is getting better but please pray with me that it will go away completely!!

Many of you received my mini newlsetter telling you of our financial needs.  Please consider how you might be able to help GLA with a small financial gift at this time.  Keep the children and the orphanage in Haiti in your prayers and that God will bless us with the finances we need to feed and care for the children.  God has been good to GLA throughout the year and I have faith that He will continue to provide for the children through friends, adoptive families, and donors.

My staff in Haiti are doing a great job keeping things running smoothly while we are gone.  Molly is in charge and I hear that she is doing a great job.  I remember when John and I could never both leave Haiti at the same time!  It is very nice to have staff that can now step in and run things for the 7 weeks we will be gone!  This is the longest time both of us have been gone together EVER!

And life in Haiti goes on....

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