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For Those Who Are Struggling With Language

I was never the smart one. I always stressed over memorizing. School wasn’t easy for me. Learning to read was a chore well into middle school. When an 18 year old just graduated me was thrown onto the mission field in Haiti. After 6 months of Spanish classes, I was

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American Goodness

When You give to them, they gather it up; when You open Your hand they are filled with good things. Psalm 104:28 I am sitting in the cozy corner of a local coffee shop, customers are coming in for their morning brew, standing while they wait for the barista to

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Avèk

“One day I want to marry with you.” Thus began my now-husband’s request for us to pursue a serious relationship. In Creole “marry me” is replaced with “marye avèk mwen” (marry with me). There are other things like this in the language. Love with me. Talk with me. Kiss with

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On Marital Conflict

I was recently asked to share some of the ways Nelson and I have grown or learned to do conflict better since being married, specifically from the viewpoint of an intercultural-couple. My husband and I are celebrating our second anniversary in July! I feel unlearned to answer such questions, having

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Illegal Immigrant

I know him. I know his mother. I know he loves Jesus and has a passion for serving. I know he is kind, gentle, and rarely gets upset. I know he is partly responsible for the influence that caused my husband to pursue Christ at a young age. I know

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Under This Sky

The beginning of March was the start of a playful dispute between myself and my more intelligent Haitian half. My standpoint– once a month is a New Moon. On all other days of the month, the moon goes through waxing and waning phases. If it’s a clear sky, you will

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The Incomparable Joy of Being Loved

Is there anything on earth as sweet as being loved? Earthly relationships can be beautiful and satisfying. The reflection of Christ in a relationship centered on him is even more lovely. Today as the world celebrates romantic love, I too am celebrating. I am reflecting on all the ways Nelson

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Q&A

Q&A (Part Two: Myself and Prayer Points)

Read part one here. Myself  1. When are you getting married?  See this post.  2. Do you work a job when you are in the United States? My parents own a lawn care and landscaping business. When I am in the States, I work for them. I also have a landscaping client

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Q&A

Q & A (Part One: Ministry and Haitian Culture)

Ministry  1. How long have you been volunteering in Haiti?  I have been volunteering in Haiti since my first trip in November 2017.  2. What kind of ministry do you do exactly? I do not have a set area of work. Sometimes it is planning the homeschooling curriculum and helping

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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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