Lent 2015 – Eneldine

This Lent I’m asking people join me in prayer for Haiti180: their projects, the staff they employ, the missionaries who serve, and the children who live at Kay Mari.

Eneldine

Today we pray for Eneldine.

Eneldine is one of the children who never lost the joy of being known each time I called her by name. For some of the children, the joy faded after I called them by name once. For some,  it took an hour. For some, it took a day. But, she still giggles with a beautiful smile each time I say, “Eneldine.” What a gift it is to be able to say, “I know your name and I see you. You are important and loved.”

Today we pray for her.

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Lent 2015 – Elourde

This Lent I’m asking people join me in prayer for Haiti180: their projects, the staff they employ, the missionaries who serve, and the children who live at Kay Mari.

Elourde

Today we pray for Elourde.

Elourde is one of my buddies. She will hang out with me when we’re at Kay Mari. She frequently asks me to put band-aids on her cuts because she refuses to wear shoes when she plays. She likes to brush my hair and play hand games. Most of my “stand out” memories of Elourde are little moments or conversations like this one: the night before our team had to leave, she came up to me and said:

“Ou fatigue?”
“Wi.”
“Ale dòmi?”
“Wi.”
“Ann ale.”

She walked me to my room, stood at the door as I got into bed, and said, “Good night.”

Today we pray for her.

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Walk to the beat of a different drummer.

I really had fun being your grandmother! I left a box for you full of “stuff” from my life. I hope you enjoy going through it. May it teach you that it is okay to “walk to a different drummer.” Love your parents and each other, but most of all love and trust God.

2002 was the hardest year of my life. My step lost it’s pep. The world lost a little of it’s brightness. My grandmother was taken to heaven.

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My grandmother was a tenacious, stubborn, loving, holy woman.

One day she led a calm life as the devoted wife of a Baltimore City police officer and mother of four who enjoyed directing local theatre productions. And then Roe vs. Wade happened and she became a pro-life warrior.

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