Haiti Reflections, Part 2: The Stories We Tell

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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What words come to mind when you think of Haiti? What stories have you heard about this country and the Haitian people?

Meet Yvette

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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We are so blessed to have this incredible lady working for us! Yvette is our cook here at the FHM guesthouse. My expanding waistline is proof of her delicious feasts!

Kanaval time in Haiti

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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“Invaded by a euphoriant fever in the streets, maskers lost themselves into lascivious dances to the beats of drums, guitars and the songs of both mini and walking bands.” (Hudler Joseph, Le Matin) 

Haiti Reflections, Part 1: The Pictures We Take

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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In brainstorming topics for this blog, I came up with an idea for a series of posts I’ll title “Haiti Reflections”.  I’ve got a potential list of four or five entries already—I’ll number them—but they won’t necessarily be right after another.

God willin’ and the creek don’t rise

Posted on February 17, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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Growing up in East Tennessee, this is a phrase I’ve heard often. “Tomorrow we will do such and such, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.” Meaning, we will do it—so long as no unforeseeable circumstances arise and change our plans.

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