Friday, April 30, 2010

Magalie in Haiti

Kim Meredith flew to Minnesota from Texas at the last minute to escort Magalie back to Haiti because Charlene was too sick to go and I needed to be here with Charlene. All these pictures and those on the previoius post are Kim's. Thanks Kim for your love for Magalie and for God's work Back in Haiti.
Being cute.
With her mom, Marie Rose. Haitians typically do not smile for photos. They prefer what I was told is the french style of posing. It's kinda like a fashion model or something.
The bus to take them back home to the northern montains.

Magalie Goes Home in Haiti

But first, as promised, here are the pair of mallards who have been hanging out under our bird feeder out front.
Magalie stalking the mallards:On the slide at our local park during the final interview with Tim Sherno from KSTP-TV: Our front porch on the last day here:
At the airport at 4:30 a.m. to catch the plane, with Kim Meredith and David. Kim flew to Minnesota from Texas at the last minute to take Magalie back to Haiti because Charlene was too sick to go and too sick for me to leave at home. Kim took all these pictures and those on the next post. Thank you Kim for your love for litttle Magalie and for God and for His work!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Charlene's Birthday!

As many of our family as could went to Feed My Starving Children last night in honor of Charlene's Birthday.
#1 Making packets of food, using chicken flavoring with vitamins, dried veggies, soy, and rice.
#2 Jennifer (Mick) sealed each bag.
#3 Mike and Gypsy held and weighed the bags while the kids loaded them.
#4 And Charlene, still recovering, took a job with a seat, putting the labels on the bags.
We all had a great time and the kids are already asking when we can go again.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Marie Rose & Magalie

MarieRose, Magalie's mom, made it down from the mountains today and they have been joyfully reunited. Film at 11 (or whenever we can get it). Kim is still there, so hopefully we can get pictures.

Friday, April 16, 2010

She's Gone

Magalie left this morning, is in Port au Prince as of this writing. It was a sad time, but rewarding at the same time. She did what she came to do and is going home a very different looking child. May God bless her and protect her.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Magalie's New Glasses

Magalie and I have been hanging together a lot since Charlene got sick about a week and a half ago. One of the places we went (twice) was to Rochester to get her glasses fitted, then to pick them up. We also did Aunt Jennifers' birthday party last night. At the end of the day we were both worn out.

Kim Meredith is here now from Haskel Texas. She came in this afternoon and will accompany Magalie to Haiti on Friday. Our remaining time together is short.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Chicago Experience!

We have lots of photos of Chicago (though not as many as we might have had since both cameras broke down at one point). To pick a group that would be representative of the trip was very difficult, We did two museums, an art gallery, an aquarium, the top of what used to be the Sears tower, and several really good places to eat. We really enjoyed being together, and enjoyed Chicago.

Here is Magalie showing us something on the Chicago skyline from atop the sears Tower.

A stroll down a Chicago Street & heading to the Field Museum (Day 2).

David, Magalie, and Pat's son riding a cow.

Mike and Pat Odum, Mike's former college roommate, outside the church where Pat preaches