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Headed Home!

A Haitian man I met recently asked me some hard questions.  What was it that drew you to Haiti in the beginning? What is it that keeps you coming back here when the international image of Haiti is so bad and everyone tells you it’s dangerous? I didn’t have a

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Start of School

September means the start of school. After preparing material, training teachers, and fitting new uniforms on squirming kids, we began. Previously, I was not very involved with the school. But it has been a joy getting to know each of the teachers and bonding with the kids.  A new teacher

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The Ending of Summer

If the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.  Psalm 94:17-19 ESV August

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Where Cross Cultural Meets the Cross

If I take offense easily, if I am content to continue in a cool unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love.  Amy Carmichael While living in one culture, with a heart and ideals fashioned after another, it is easy to become offended. Daily. Deeply. All relationships everywhere are

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My Family Visits

July 1st my feet hit the ground running. I returned to one of the busiest seasons yet in Haiti.  At 8 am I head out to the school in Boyer for the summer program. We feed and teach kids of all ages the gospel through Bible stories, crafts, games, and

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Opened Eyes

If there were two words to describe this life on mission. Loving the creator and ALL people in His creation… it would be those. Opened eyes, to simple joys of life. Weeks where laughter or a hug become the greatest treasures in the world. Material items grow strangely unimportant and something

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Safe and Sound

I arrived back in Haiti safe and sound yesterday (July 1st)! Thank you all for your prayers for that!  Most of May and all of June were spent at home— 7 weeks total. I visited with family, a few close friends, spent lots of time in the kitchen, watched my

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Goodbyes

I’ve gotten really good at goodbyes. I’ve spent 12 months away from family over 10 international trips in the past three years! Each of those times I’ve said goodbye to my parents and 8 siblings. I’ve also had to say goodbye to my newfound friends who have become family away from family and my many babies.

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Searching in All the Wrong Places

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11 Where can I find the path of life? In college? Following the counsel of a friend who thinks I would be good at x, y, or z?

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A Busy Month!

The first nine days of May were very busy for all of us at GSA!  I created clipboards with two months of daily preschool projects for the mamas to use with the littles. Then, I taught them how to do some of them.  We planned a simple and beautiful wedding

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Hi! I’m Rachel. Through a series of God orchestrated events I ended up in Haiti, in 2017.  Through years of serving with a ministry there I came to love the country and its people. I met Nelson and we got married in 2020. It was the best decision of my life! 

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