The kids officially got started back to school this morning. It really ended up being very good they didn't have school last week, as we had the whole Irma thing to deal with. But it was good to have them all get off this morning. Here are a couple of pictures...
Manouchka and Mits
(I know this picture looks like they are being tortured -- but they really were excited to go this morning!)
Valandjina is ready to head off for the 5th grade
In the end, there wasn't a lot of damage to our area of Haiti after the storm went by our Northern coast. We seemed to have had a lot more rain than other areas were reporting, but that is not anything new for us. We are grateful for being spared, while at the same time realizing with sad hearts that many other people were not.
Our prayers continue to be for our friends, family and supporters in areas of the Caribbean and US who were severely affected by these storms and ask you to do the same. It feels so weird for them to be the ones in need and not be able to help them as they so often do for us when we are in need. So for that, we ask you to pray along with us as they have some weeks of tough recovery ahead of them.
We are so thankful for your support in so many ways. Thank God for us as we received enough funds this past week to be able to pay off the first installment for the kids' school tuition. God is so faithful in providing for our needs -- thank you for being a part of that provision.