Saturday, January 23, 2010

UPDATE: Helping Haiti's Helpers

"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something."

This quote is so true. In the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake, we wanted to do something!! But we knew we couldn't do much alone. SO- we sent out the call for help in our community, and so many people said they could do something. This week we gathered up those "somethings" and sent out 4 BOXES to the Betor boys today!!

The Betor boys who have only known life in Haiti are now with their uncle Casey in Washington State. Praise God!
Please continue to pray for Licia, her husband Enoch, their kiddos Carmelo, Henley, and Trey.

And dont forget to pray Licia's sister Lori as she provides medical care for the many patients! For her dad and brother who run the Rescue Center, and all the staff who work hard to keep the center running. And of course all the children and patients being cared for.

There was a post recently done by Casey to show opportunities to know more about what RHFH does on a daily basis and how you can partner with them in the future. Click here to read more about it. I am in awe of all they do for the Haitian people. "They are spending their lives well" as Casey put it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Helping Haiti's Helpers

Our hearts have been stirred since the tragic event in Haiti. As you know, we have some friends (from REAL HOPE FOR HAITI) who run the Rescue Center in Cazale, which is close to Port-Au-Prince. Licia and her two siblings moved to Haiti with their parents in the 90's and has lived there ever since. She and her sister married Haitians. Licia married Enoch and they have 3 precious boys: Carmelo, Henley, and Trey.

We have been praying and thinking about HOW we can help in this crisis, even with the's hard to just sit and watch. The kids in the rescue center are safe, but have been sleeping outside since the earthquake. People are coming to them for help- for they also run a clinic. Enoch and Licia decided its best to send their kids back to America.

In Licia's words "The kids are being exposed to so many things. The Haitian TV stations have no censorship and show everything. The workers talk and the kids hear. They are having bad dreams, we are running out of food. So we all talked yesterday and decided to send them out to my brother Casey and his family that live in Washington State. This has been a very difficult decision for us to make but we feel for now it is the best one for our kids."

Licia's brother lives in Washington State and will take the boys. They are only allowed to leave with a backpack, so you can imagine- they will need clothes, shoes, and of course some comfort items. This has become our calling!!

This family has given so much to the Haitian people. What a great opportunity to show them the Lord's kindness and goodness!! If you have been wanting to give, but didn't know how or where- this is your chance!

We are gathering supplies for the boys until THURSDAY!!
I have talked with the owner of our local UPS store, and he is willing to send any packages to the Betor boys for free.
~The boys wear sizes 12/14, 7/8, 4/5, new or gently used clothing (Shirts, pants, underwear, socks, PJ'S, jackets, hats)
~Boy toys and goodies!!

~Gift cards to Walmart or Targer would be a tremendous blessing too! This could cover food, shoes, supplies, and any extras. The boys are homeschooled as well.
~PRAY! Imagine yourself in such a situation- think of the things you'd want prayer for.

If you're local, we will gladly pick up any item mentioned above, pack them, and send them over to the boys!

OR you can send them directly to Licia's brother at the address below. This is not the address the boys will be staying at- just the address that will be receiving the items.


1102 8th Ave #101
Seattle, WA 98101

If you have any kind of donation, please email us or give us a call.
There is a Haitian proverb that is translated "With many hands, the load is not heavy." We truly believe if everyone can contribute in a small way- we can give MUCH!

You can also read more about the Betor family on their blog. Or you can visit the Rescue Center's website. Also, CNN did some coverage on R.H.F.H.

Click on Poster to view!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Dear friends,

Please continue to pray for Haiti and her people. We are talking about people suffering greatly: mothers, daddys, neices, sons, grandfathers, aunts... There is a Haitian proverb that is translated, "With many hands, the load is not heavy." Ask God, ask yourself HOW you can help these people. We all have something we can give.

You can click on this link and buy a t-shirt that 100% of the profit goes directly to a few organizations working in Haiti. One being REAL HOPE FOR HAITI. A group we personally support and believe in.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Please PRAY for HAITI!!

A major earthquake hit Haiti today.
Very devastating.
Remember our friends at the Haiti Rescue Center? They are all safe.
But prayers are much needed.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Bible

This is how I found DJ this morning. Seems like he got up in the middle of the night, ended up on the floor in his room, with his Bible open and next to him. SO GLAD the Bible brings him the same comfort it brings me.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Just passing along....

......some valuable information.

A friend of mine posted this and I thought it was oh so good! So good I needed to pass on! There is a great site here for a bunch of printable indoor scavenger hunts. PERFECT inside activities cause its too cold to go out!!

Monday, January 4, 2010


It's been sooo cold and the kiddos are missing their backyard! Im trying to keep the inside activites going!

Today we made a ton of snowflakes. We posted them to our bulletin board. We just love the assortment- not two alike!

Happy Winter!!

A New Years Tradition

One of our New Year traditions (other than going to bed at 10 on New Years Eve and cleaning the house the day of) is to go hiking together as a family.

It's fun to get the exercise, and to also exercise all our personalities.

Taylor wants to be held the entire time. DJ and Kayla fight to be the leaders, and Emily wants to take a break. Joel wants to hike 100 miles- "oh just a little further guys" he says. And me, I just wanna take pictures! Its fun- no doubt!

Here are a few pics!