From March 20, 2020 I told Billy we need to get baseball hats or t-shirts with “I work for Rose” printed on them. She is making dramatic changes. We spent nearly $700 on Tuesday purchasing new t-shirts with collars and shorts. Rose wants each kid to have a set of five, with their names inside.
From March 19, 2020 On St. Patrick’s Day I hired a Haitian named Patrick. How could I not? He came highly recommended from a friend of mine, Dr. Michael Page from Michigan. Dr. Page makes regular medical missionary trips to Haiti each year, and the organization that arranges the trips always contract Patrick to be their drive, translator, and all-around…
From March 18, 2020 Thomas Merton felt that the more contemplative a person became, the better they would be able to recognize moments of grace in their lives and respond in a manner most pleasing to God. I think grace is happening all the time, but we are usually totally unaware of it.
From March 17, 2020 In the photo below, [Sabrina] is with her aunt, Judeline (center), and her sister Stephania (right). The three girls are inseparable. I’m very happy the two sisters not longer live in squalor in Cite Soleil, and Judeline is with her family.
From March 16, 2020 Went to the Caribbean Market yesterday morning. I was in dire need of a latte and some fresh squeezed carrot juice. I couldn’t resist the temptation of a butter croissant; I’d probably have to travel to Paris to get a better tasting one… besides travel to Europe is not in the cards for anyone, let alone…
From March 15, 2020 On Friday, I drove a woman staff member to a government office on Delmas, 31. It was only a 10 to 15-minute drive. But because of real concerns about kidnapping, I didn’t want her to spend twice that amount of time on two top-tops, plus have a long walk down and up the dirt road.
From March 13, 2020 The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. How can you know if you are infected? By the time you have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital, the lung is usually 50% fibrosis.
From March 12, 2020 Mackenson built me a new feeding platform for the seeds. The birds are jittery. The slightest hint of anyone walking down the path near the tree, and they are winging it upward.
From March 11, 2020 In Haiti, if you are going to build something, you list all the supplies and material you would need and you bring it to a building supply store. They would then give you an estimate of the total cost. In Haiti they call the estimated price quote a “pro forma.”
From March 10, 2020 Yesterday a Journal reader send me a link to the Johns Hopkins Hospital website that focus on solid information regarding the unchecked, rapidly spreading Coronavirus. Now that it has hit this island, it will only be a matter of time before the virus takes a bus ride to Haiti.