Our Point of View

Serving in Les Cayes, Haiti


January 2016

Pictures of some pretty people

Something we enjoy doing on Saturday’s (or any day!) is to go to the Center and spend time with the boys and girls. We don’t usually have a particular “agenda” we just enjoy sitting with them under the gazebo and playing with them, talking with them, and generally spending time together. All it takes are some magnetic letters…

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connect four…

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and you’ve got a lot of happy girls!

Happy Monday!


Prayer Request

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While, the days leading up to the 2016 presidential elections in the U.S. seem to be relatively peaceful, the days leading up to the election here in Haiti are quite the opposite. In Haiti, when the people aren’t happy they protest or demonstrate in a variety of ways: road blocks, burning tires, mobs, vandalism, etc.

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Right now we’ve heard of demonstrations in Port Au Prince, the capital and the city where many friends and visiting teams travel through. We’ve also heard of some demonstrations in other smaller cities or districts along the way to Port.

We haven’t seen any protests in our area. We’re just fine with keeping things that way.

Through all of this, we are reminded of how shaken and unstable our world can become without the peace of God.

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Please continue to pray for peace and the stability of God.

*All photos are from this link

And we’re back!

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You know the saying time flies when you’re having fun…. I can officially vouch for the truth of this statement. A month never went by so quickly like it did with our Christmas holiday–first in Maryland and then in Iowa. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and I cherish the traditions as well as the reunion with family and friends. Needless to say, the trip to the US was a sweet, sweet time.

Now we’re back!

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Our trip back to Haiti was challenging–but proof that God provides. We missed our second flight from Omaha to Chicago, apparently the plane thought it was too cold to travel (just like most of it’s passengers) and we arrived at the airport as our plane was leaving. But God provides because American Airlines graciously came through and gave us food vouchers and not one, but two, hotel rooms.

The next day we had an early flight out and arrived at our final destination (Haiti) right on time! Our driver, who we’ll call Stop and Go, because that’s basically what he did the ENTIRE four hour drive home, got us safely home by 8:30 pm.

I say all of this to say that God is faithful in the small things. He provides for us, down to food vouchers and hotel rooms. He provides for our needs when we don’t even recognize them as needs. He provides granola bars and words of encouragement from family and friends. He protects us, provides for us, and leads us–even in an airport. We can have full confidence that the Lord will provide, in all areas of our life, as we trust in Him. Do you have that confidence?

“Who provides food for the raven,
When its young ones cry to God,
And wander about for lack of food?” Job 38:41

The answer? Our Mighty and Powerful, God.


Special 2016 News

Every New Year is special because it marks the start of a new set of goals, desires, prayers, and events. 2015 was an exciting year for us–first an engagement, then a wedding, and then full time ministry. 2016 is already proving to be quite the year…and since you probably won’t read anything beyond this point except for our announcement, I’ll just skip to the announcement šŸ™‚

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Baby DeRoos is due in July (4th of July actually) and we couldn’t be more excited! So far we’ve already had one sonogram and got to see the littleĀ bean and got to hear the heartbeat. This summer will be busy for us to say the least, but so farĀ theĀ plan is to return to Haiti inĀ a few weeksĀ and thenĀ come back to the U.S. for the delivery. Please keep us in prayer over the next few months!




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