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From Pearl to Poverty (part two)

Read part one here. Peace Keeping Chaos In 2004 after the 10th coup took place in Haiti the country was again riddled with unrest and the crime rate had risen. Haiti was left in a lawless state. The UN, Brazil, Chili, Nepal, and a few smaller countries came together to

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Ministry Update Summer 2022 

Sponsor Students  School ended in Haiti last month. My last week there we were able to visit each of our sponsored students homes and proud to find that several of them had made over average grades on exams.  We are happy to announce that our letter exchange program between children

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Blog Name Change

You may have noticed the name of my blog has changed from Love the Journey to Espwa Demen. I started Love the Journey in 2019 to share my thoughts and updates as I began working in Haiti. Some of the content is now changing. Though I will still be sharing

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Christmas Season In Haiti

There is joyfulness throughout December in Haiti. People say that Haitians store up energy all year for this holiday month.  This year was my first time experiencing Christmas in Haiti. It was beautiful–the cool nights, the brilliant stars, the random fireworks shooting off in the evenings, the food, the lights,

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Ministry Update

God is good, and I am humbled. I have waited SO long for the privilege of sharing this with you all! God is doing new things in Nelson’s and my life, along with close friends in Haiti, and we are super happy.  Start Of Scholarships  I am excited to say

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A Sobering Update

Lord, I know who you are and that you are working even now. I stand in fear of you. In this time, while we have yet to see your purposes, revive your work. In this time, make it known that you are working; as your wrath pours out on this

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Hey Guys, We’re Married

Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:14-15 He’s down on one knee, smiling up at you, ring in hand. You’ve

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2021

Welcome to the new year! I’m a few weeks late. My year began with a funeral for a close relative and lots of work so, I didn’t write this post on the first. Regardless, I would like to share a few of my personal goals with you as we start

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Upcoming Trip

Hello friends, Lord willing, I am heading to Haiti in the middle of February. There are two main goals for this trip. First, to assist with our first Farming God’s Way training for local farmers. I am super excited about this! Second, for Nelson and I to purchase a motorcycle

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Start of School

I am in Haiti again. So many of my posts begin that way. The school year started last Monday. Political unrest and the COVID crisis broke up school last year. The year before more unrest. And the year before… you guessed it, unrest. Since I have been a part of

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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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