Monday, December 2, 2013

Haiti: praying for those God has put before me (part 1)

In 2011, I visited The Apparent Project in Haiti. While there, I was tasked to help out AP's efforts by taking photos of their newer Haitian artisans. My job was to take each person's picture and interview them through a local Creole interpreter - learning about their individual lives and then recording it in a few short sentences.  Can you imagine summarizing someone's life in a few short sentences?  It was difficult, but it was important.  For these sentences would later be put onto tags that would be attached to each artist's work, giving them credit for future sales.

Even while performing this duty, I knew that the Lord had put these specific people before me to pray for on a regular basis.  You see, many (if not all) whom I met had lost loved ones in the recent earthquake that occurred in Port au Prince. Many were living in tents (or worse) with no plumbing and no fresh water.

Anyway, as Christmas approaches, I felt it was important to share my Haitian photos and the brief stories I documented with hopes that you too may pray in tandem with me for these individuals.  So, for the next few days, I will be posting my pictures and the few sentences I recorded about the lives of my Haitian friends.

I hope that you will look into the beautiful eyes of each of these hard working individuals and consider their hopes, their dreams, their future.  I hope that you will join me in prayer and ask the Creator of every soul to bless abundantly and meet every individual need today, and into the New Year.

Thanks peeps.

Love love love in JESUS' name!!!


This is Baronise.  Baronise is one of the many individuals God has put before me to pray for.  Baronise is married with 4 children and lives in Haiti. Her husband suffered a stroke and is unable to work. She would love to earn enough income to provide for her family.

This is Beloni.  Beloni is widowed by two husbands and is doing her best to support six children. She recently moved into a new house through Apparent Project and would love to make enough money to send her children to school.

This is Cherloune.  Cherloune lives with her mother, brothers, and sisters. She would love to make enough income to support her family.

This is Dilene.  Dilene is 21 years old. Her mother is deceased so she would love to earn enough money to help her aging father as well as finish school. She is currently living with her sister and brother-in-law.

This is Elmise.  Elmise is married with four children. (Two of her children are adopted.) Unfortunately, Elmise’s husband has no work, so she would love to make enough income to support her family as well as save to buy a house.

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