The week in review!

Woodleyson with Mama on Arrival - 6 September 2011 -1.We received a new baby….yes, of course, it was a little boy!  His name is Woodleyson and he was born on 28 June 2011.  He is a large baby for just over 2 months old! He weighs 12 1/2 pounds!

He is mother’s 8th baby.  She is very poor and this is the second child she has brought to GLA.  An older brother went to a family in Canada a few years ago. 

We advised the mother of available birth control methods to help prevent unwanted pregnancies.  It is very sad when a poor mother keeps having children and she cannot keep them.  I worry about the mother’s health.  So many mothers die young here during childbirth.  The more children, the more chance of complications.  Complications can mean death in Haiti.

 

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On Monday, we had our staff meeting in Fort Jacques and grilled sausages and chicken while sitting on our new gazebo that was just finished! Much of the gazebo was built with left over building supplies from other projects.  John thought of it for this spot where nothing else could be built and we are thankful that he did!

It was so nice and cozy sitting on the gazebo just visiting with each other.  It’s big enough for a fairly large group.  Not everyone could sit in chairs, but the young ones sat on the railings.  The volunteers came with us and we all had a wonderful time.

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Education

All of the children who qualified for sponsorship have found sponsors now!  I am thankful to God and to the sponsors who said they would sponsor a child in school for this school year!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  By educating the children of Haiti, you can help change the direction of this country!  These children have a greater chance of finding some sort of employment if they can read and write.  If they can find employment, then they can help not only help themselves but help sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and other family with THEIR educational needs. 

Give a man a fish and he eats today, TEACH him to fish and he can eat every day!  We are trying to do this by seeing that 388 children are sponsored and go to school this year!

 

RAIN

We have received more almost 15 inches of rain this week!  It has been a wet and dreary week!  At least, it has cooled off some since Wednesday.  At the beginning of the week is was hot and humid, now it is cool and humid!  But it’s nice when God sends the rains to wash all of the dust and dirt away.  Things have a nice clean look to them for a little while!

 

Leaving for the USA

I leave on Sunday to go to the States for some meetings, to work on some brochures for our different programs, and to be with our daughter, Kate, for some major surgery that she is having on Wednesday, the 13th.  Already, her kids have a menu planned for all of the food they love that our family makes!  Pray for me because it will be difficult for me to make those things and not eat them too!  Winking smileI’m hoping to make a lot of things that I can put in the freezer for them to eat after I come back home.

It has been quite some time since we developed new brochures for GLA.  I hope that with help from a lot of resources, we can get some done before my trip to Canada in October.  It is difficult here in Haiti for me to get this done due to so many interruptions, but maybe in the States I can hide away in the corner of the Colorado Office and get them ready for the printers.

Pray for me also as I travel out of Haiti on 9/11!  I cannot believe I chose that day to travel.  I wasn’t even looking at the date!  I pray there are no problems where airports would be shut down and if there is…please Lord let me get stuck in Miami rather than Dallas!  At least I know where the Walmart is located in Miami!  Winking smile

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Julie deBoer wrote:
Will be praying for you Dixie, and for your daughter and her surgery. The gazebo is amazing!

Fri, September 9, 2011 @ 4:36 PM

2. Kelly D wrote:
PRaying for traveling mercies ...and if you do have problems with the flying end of things I pray that any delays willl happen in Miami cuz that is where my parents live and I know that would love to give you a room to stay in How long are you going to be in the Springs?? XOXOXO

Fri, September 9, 2011 @ 6:50 PM

3. Terri Norton wrote:
Will keep you in my prayers, Dixie. Am so glad you can be there for Katie and know you wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Safe travels... Love the gazebo. Looks great!

Fri, September 9, 2011 @ 7:24 PM

4. jane wrote:
Dixie, so glad you can be with Kate and her family during her surgery, nothing like your mom being there with you! will be praying for both of you. can't wait to sit in the gazebo in January! blessings,

Sat, September 10, 2011 @ 12:06 AM

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