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Haiti Mission Trip Day Four – By Brian McKenney

[Editor’s Note: In early December, a Floris mission team returned from Haiti.  Since there was no internet available while on their trip, we will be posting blog posts written during their time in Haiti over the next few days. Read previous posts here.] After some evening rain, we awoke to the familiar sounds of roosters, lambs, pigs, and a flowing stream. The morning was humid from the added moisture. Breakfast was scrambled eggs, peanut butter and jelly, bread rolls, and fruit punch. After, the team walked to the nearby church for Sunday ... Read More »

Haiti Mission Trip Day Three

[Editor’s Note: In early December, a Floris mission team returned from Haiti.  Since there was no internet available while on their trip, over the next few days, we will be posting blog posts written during their time in Haiti. Read previous posts here.] Our first morning at our campsite in Bercy. We were all woken by many different sounds throughout the night. Rosters cock-a-doodling (they don’t just cock-a-doodle at sunrise), pigs squealing, dogs barking, goats scuffling around and we can’t forget, those not wearing ear plugs, hearing the wonderful sound ... Read More »

Haiti Mission Trip: Day Two

[Editor’s Note: On Friday, December 7, a Floris mission team returned from Haiti.  Since there was no internet available while on their trip, over the next few days, we will be posting blog posts written during their time in Haiti. Read day one here.] We slept restlessly last night at the Mission House in La Cay.  It was a long journey from Herndon to Miami to Port-au-Prince and by bus transportation to La Cay. We were out of synch with our bodies and awakened all night long by dog barking ... Read More »

Haiti Mission Trip: Day One

Editor’s Note: On Friday, December 7, a Floris mission team returned from Haiti.  Since there was no internet available while on their trip, over the next few days, we will be posting blog posts written during their time in Haiti.  On November 29, 2012, in the wee hours of the morning, 10 missioners met up at Floris to begin their trip to Haiti. Most of us were strangers to each other and the nervousness was palpable as we added yellow golf balls and tags to our luggage and weighed it ... Read More »

Packing Lunches for the Mothers Who Can’t by Susan Ward

I hate packing lunches for my kids. I know that hate is a strong word but I really do hate it. It takes a maximum of 20 minutes but in my head it takes 2 hours. My kids are in preschool and I only need to pack their lunches twice a week. I pack them at night and the entire day leading up to those nights, I’m thinking about how awful it will be to pack lunches later. I’m not quite sure why I hate it so much. I just ... Read More »

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