The firsts of the lasts.

The past 3 weeks, has been a whirlwind of activity!  We have so much to be thankful for!  It started with a well-drilling team, a HarvestCall retreat with our board members, Thanksgiving, and ended with a visit from my parents!

As I reflect back on some of the special moments in the past few weeks, that we have shared with those that we love, I realized that our family is starting the ‘first of the lasts.’  We had our last HarvestCall retreat, our last Thanksgiving with our CLC community, and the last visit from my parents.  It’s surreal.  4 yrs ago, what was foreign and uncomfortable, is now familiar, comfortable, and just normal life (most of the time:))    Although experiencing some of the ‘lasts’ here in Haiti brings heartache and sadness, I am also thankful and peaceful.  The scripture from Ecclesiastes 3:1 comes to mind, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  There was a time that we were called to Haiti to serve, and now a time to prepare to return to our home culture.  Through it all, I’m so thankful for God’s sovereignty and the peace God has given our family to accept and appreciate His perfect timing.

Enjoy some highlights from the past few weeks!


HarvestCall missionaries serving in Southern Haiti (minus the Plattner family)

We enjoyed a time of teaching, relaxation, and fellowship together!  A big thanks to the board members who joined us, as well as Randy and Evie Mogler, who taught and shared their hearts with us!  It was a special time together!



Thanksgiving was a special time with my parents visiting.


Our Haiti family and a few guests at our annual Thanksgiving dinner


Helping the Wray family with their first ever Triathalon!


Having my parents visit Renault with us!


Fun exploring waterfalls and enjoying the beauty of the island.


My dad had the opportunity to help wire the Kaeb’s new house, while Scott and his Bosses put a new roof on the Dairy’s feeding center.


Renewing friendships with those we love.



Dinner at the Bistro

Moving forward, pray for our family, as we purpose to finish strong in our mission and purpose we have here, and for wisdom as we process and prepare to transition back to our home culture.

As my parents flew back to the US yesterday, our first construction team of the season arrived.  Please join us in covering our Construction season in prayer.

-Pray for the safety of our team and those visiting the Construction Dept.

-Pray  that the Lord would be glorified through all that is said and done.

-Pray that the Lord would touch hearts, both American and Haitians, and that those that do not know Jesus, could come to know Him personally.

Love and blessings to you all, as you celebrate the reason for it all, the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!


4 thoughts on “The firsts of the lasts.

  1. It was a blessing to read your posts and see all the pictures. May the Lord uphold you emotionally and give you strength as you finish out the mission He has called you to in Haiti. Our prayers are with you.

  2. Hello Yordys! Steph & I are both home fighting flu symptoms tonight but we’re listening to Roanoke’s music program online – one of the highlights of our Christmas season. We are praying for all of the missionaries this holiday season, especially those of you who won’t be with your families this year. We know God is in Haiti & will provide for all of you! We are so thankful that your Dad & Mom were able to visit at Thanksgiving. Steph has enjoyed cutting wood with your dad this fall & we have been blessed with exceptionally warm weather this month.

    Praying for you too, as you work with the team in preparation of your return to the US this summer, Lord willing. May God give all of you strength, protection, & peace to finish your service in Haiti.

    We love you! DonnaLou (& Steph)

    Sent from my iPad


  3. I was wondering what y’all decided regarding the future. I sure hate to see y’all leave but you’ve done a great work in Haiti. I am thankful for your family. I’m confident that y’all have a great opportunity ahead.

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