Random pics

We are gradually getting settled. I am so thankful to have our furniture and belongings here. It really helps to make it feel more like home. It’s hard for me to believe we have been in Haiti for over 2 months.  Here is a little update on our family.

Team season started yesterday. Bri left this morning to go out with the team. She was really excited to go out on her first team. I’m sure she will come home with some stories! We are already looking forward to the Roanoke team coming down this spring!

Scott and I continue to study creole. It seems our teachers favorite expression to us is, “little by little the bird makes it’s nest.” That’s his way of encouraging us to keep practicing and studying. Thankfully, our communication with Haitians is progressing. It takes a lot of practice, and we are getting used to being corrected quite frequently.

The girls have all finished their first quarter of school, and they seem to be getting used to their new school and teacher. Chloe is so happy to have her art supplies here, and Gab has been busy running around with some of the other girls here. I think there are five, 7 -8 yr old girls!

We had the privilege of seeing some friends/relatives this past week. We had dinner with Steve and Dawn Maibach at Bonn Finn. They spoiled us by bringing apples, candy, and pretzels. Later in the week they stopped by to check out our house. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture with them. Here are a few random pictures.

Girls wearing bracelets made by one of their friends in Roanoke. 20131109-093127.jpg Family movie night on the roof! 20131109-093434.jpg Chloe preparing star fruit for the first time. 20131109-093559.jpg Gab with the children that Mamize cares for. 20131109-093713.jpg Daniel, Madame Lorette’s son coming to visit us this week. 20131109-093842.jpg An afternoon spent exploring some waterfalls. 20131109-094049.jpg More hiking. 20131109-094153.jpg And last but not least….. The black spot on the wall, is in fact a small frog in my pantry! Better than a tarantula!!!! 20131109-094406.jpg 20131109-094511.jpg

8 thoughts on “Random pics

  1. I totally know what you mean about having your own stuff there. So glad for you. 🙂 Enjoyed the update, and thanks for your e-mail, Mandy. love you guys!

  2. Thankful you could get unpacked. That sounds neat that Bri could go out with the team. Be sure to fill us in when they get back. The Roanoke team is not full so anyone interested can get in touch with me. Keeping you in our prayers.

  3. Great to hear from you and get the pictures, too!! Do you have an address that you could get to me? Thanks!! Praying for the Yordy’s!!

  4. So glad you have your things that can make it feel more like home. Thankful for the updates on each one of you and the pics. So grateful you have an avenue to share with us your unique experiences in Haiti. Anxious to hear about Bri’s experience with a team! We love you all!

  5. I see a couch and 2 chairs in the first photo! You are really living now! 🙂 Steve and Dawn had the time of their lives! It was nice to see them so excited about their visit and to get to hear all their stories!

  6. Love the pics & updates – the frog reminds me of the tree frogs we experienced in Puerto Rico last year on our mission trip – they would sing very loud all night long – all apart of God’s wonderful creation!! Can’t wait to hear about Bri’s time with the team!! Love to all!!

  7. DEAR SCOTT, MANDY & GIRLS, LOVE THE PICTURES & HEARING ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES!! PRAYING THAT ALL GOES WELL WITH & FOR YOU!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT YOU’RE DOING!! LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR UPDATES!! LOVE, PAT

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