Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Christmas in Haiti


Yesterday afternoon we celebrated Christmas with the staff of NVM. It was a great time.  We had amazing food (rice and beans included), spiritual challenges, we sang together, we laughed together, we played games and "you know who" even made a special appearance. And guess who played that role!! Ho Ho Ho!! Everyone had a great time. Cheryl worked hard making the evening festive and the Haitian cooking staff did themselves proud. Here are the sights and sounds of the gala event. We have included a short video and a number of photos.

The celebrating will continue next week. We will share more at that time.  We love and appreciate you all.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The week before Christmas in Haiti

Hi everyone,
It is the week before Christmas and we are busy preparing for the big day. Actually, Christmas starts tomorrow with the NVM staff party. We will have to post pictures because Jim is going to play “you know who!!”

In preparation for the big occasion, we have spent the day in the kitchen baking cookies and making the dining hall look festive. (Most of the credit goes to Cheryl)

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NVM also is getting a Christmas gift today. One of our two generators was failing and the guys are installing the new one this afternoon.


It is such a joy to be a member of God’s family and to fully appreciate the meaning of Christmas. Let’s rejoice together that Jesus was willing to visit us and to give his life for our sins. May each of you experience God’s presence and joy during this wonderful season of the year.

Serving on your behalf in Haiti,
Jim & Cheryl

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Our Grandkids!

We had the opportunity to be in Dallas for Thanksgiving. And we had our entire family together, including our three grandkids! Shandi and John live in Minneapolis with our two grandsons Max and William. The rest of the family lives in Dallas. Shay is married to Chris and have a baby girl Vivi. Our other daughters are Shallie, Janessa and Jamie. So, here are our three grandchildren.
Thank you for your continued prayers. We will continue to keep you updated on events in Haiti in the weeks to come. Serving on your behalf in Haiti.
Jim & Cheryl