Monday, April 26, 2010


A few weeks ago at church we had a cookie sale for the children in Haiti. But this one was different. Me and Paula didnt come up with idea-it actually never even crossed our minds. It wasnt a Pastor, an adult or even a High Schooler. No- it was a second grader. After Gwendolyn found out about the earthquake in Haiti she told her parents she wanted to do somthing to help all the children. More speicifally she wanted to sell cookies and call it "Help for Haiti". How could you not make this happen? She met with us and we came up with the date and got all her ideas for what she wanted it to be.

That sunday I got up and made an guilt trip announcement in front of the church- asking them to not only support the children in Haiti, but also our kids as well. We are here to make disciples of Jesus Christ and what better way then by encouraging them to be missionaries in their own church?

A few pictures off google images, a few cute kids behind the table and lots of homemade cookies and what is the result? Helping Haiti.

Here are a few snap shots of the morning:

 Getting ready to start selling! Johanna was yelling "BUY SOME COOKIES FOR HAITI!"
Rather adorable.

 We got lots of cookies and helped spread the inspiring story of how this all came to be.

Hannah and Elliot helping for round 2.
It was so awesome to see all of the kids enthusiasum to help and wanting to be apart of it.

Gwendolyn giving the check ($1,278!!) to our Missionary Barb, who lives in Haiti.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Time has passed

I haven't posted anything in almost a month. Kinda crazy and ridiculous, but there are many factors that play into that. One is I have been ridiculously busy, and the other is I havent sat down and written anything in a long time. I want to. Part of me wonders why, but then the that clostorphobic feeling in my brain and chest starts to accumulate and I know its becasue I need some creative outlet. I can think up of numerous excuses, but the fact is I am just lazy about it. I have heard that you are to make yourself write everyday. EVERDAY. And I used to- really. But somewhere in the recent months the unction has seemed to fail me and my pen.

  As a result, last night I had emailed myself and it said "Before anything, write something." So I wrote my friend Melanie a letter. Then I didnt want to stop. So I kept reading and writing.

Maybe one day soon it will grace the pages of this once updated means of communication.