Life has SO not been dull the past three months...
Quick Recap -
At the same time, Rebecca’s brother, Bob, began conversations with us and created a timeline for the first business as mission development project under our ministry org - Ten Million Toes. The first phase of a computer programming outsourcing business / training (& eventually post-orphanage transition program) will roll out July 1st!
Rebecca was asked recently to fill in at Midwives for Haiti for July & August in several capacities and started preparing to open a free-standing birthing center collaboratively with them and Hopital Albert Schweitzer later this year. She has just submitted her final application for an online midwifery school program this fall & already has a partial scholarship.
Our family size here IN Haiti has doubled at the moment!
Syndie joined us on March 30th & is pretty much as excited as we are about her adoption...now in progress!
Last week, OLIVIA joined us here again too, after 2 years away. She is enjoying being a big sister for the first time ever & some family “face time” while seeking God’s next steps. She plans to be here through September.
AS IF THAT IS NOT ENOUGH EXCITEMENT…
God has been rolling out plans for us that we never even dreamed of!! (Imagine that)
A few weeks ago, Ted was approached by a friend of ours here and asked if he would be interested in taking over his own ministry position with an organization called Operation Blessing. After quite a lengthy time of prayer & discernment over this semi-change in direction, we decided that it was a perfect fit for Ted’s personal skill set & previous experience here in Haiti.
As of TUESDAY this position offer became official - Ted will transition into the role of National Director - Haiti for OB this summer!
Read more about the organization:
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN for our ministry?
Well we expect that nothing will change at all, with what we currently have in development. Ted will continue to oversee our highly qualified Haitian manager as the business unfolds. Rebecca will look after everything else...with some help!
The BIGGEST difference with this organization for us is that they use their donations to provide ALL of our personal living expenses & housing!
This is where we get REALLY excited...& yet somewhat fearful…
While we won’t need personal support financially in order to stay here anymore, we DO need a continuing ministry team to engage, to PRAY, to work alongside us in so MANY WAYS!
So we admit, we’re a little worried that you might step back and let go or even leave the team… just when we need you the MOST.
We have always said that anything above & beyond our personal needs that comes in each month will go to ministry supplies or projects. Now EVERYTHING will go to support the actual ministry work at hand!!
We will continue to post specific items or needed resources monthly as they come up and report when they have been fulfilled.
WHAT WE NEED MOST:
Teammates to consider how they can engage more actively in ministry here!!!!!
There is a lengthy LIST of opportunities to come serve alongside us in the coming year OR to provide stateside support services as the organization grows.
We are also looking for additional field staff to join us here. If this is something you would consider, please CONTACT US: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always reach us via Skype phone: 916.790.2319 - we’d LOVE to hear from you!
We cherish the constant support & encouragement that you are for us day in and day out... knowing that we aren’t ministering here on our own always keeps us going!