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One Thousand Sunsets

I vividly remember the 9th time I watched the sunset behind the Western mountains in Haiti. It was November 18th, 2017. Myself and a group of foreigners were standing on a roughly paved porch of a roofless school building. We had finished our ten day trip and were heading home

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Christmas Program 2023 Picture Dump!

Hello community! My husband arrived safely back in the US on the 22nd with a treasure trove of pictures and info about the two Espwa Demen Christmas programs. Everything went very well and I am excited to share with you. The trip was a big feat accomplished and luggage was

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Longing For Home 

The autumn leaves are gone. In a matter of weeks they changed from green to shades of red and orange and yellow. Then they died, turning brown overnight and leaving the trees naked and cold. A strong breeze brought crisp fresh air taking away the lingering warmth of Fall.  It’s

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Language Learning

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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Kissing Waves, Hope In Loss

Kissing Waves

I have learned to kiss the waves that throw me up against the Rock of Ages Charles H. Spurgeon I lay there crying, the events of the night plunging me into sadness every time I thought about it. It was the morning after we lost our baby to miscarriage. I

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Upcoming Haiti Mission Trip

Hello Friends! In preparation for my husband and my upcoming ministry trip here are a few ways you can get involved. Donate Electronics! Maybe you don’t have extra finances to contribute right now but you have a used phone, laptop, or tablet laying around. Many schools in Haiti have an

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You are in the US, now what?

Hello friends, it’s been a while. As most of you know my husband and I have been busy adapting to our new season of life stateside. He was finally approved to travel to the US on a ten year green card the first week of April. We made quick plans,

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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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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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