Sunday, May 31, 2009

Favorite Views in Port-au-Paix

Our time in Port-de-Paix was spent with the family that Stephanie will be living with. If there is one thing that really struck me while I was there was the PEACE and the LOVE in this place! God was most certainly present all around us. We stayed with the Lashbrook Family
What amazing things God is doing through this family and ministry! It was an honor to witness it for a couple of days. They have their family home (where Stephanie is living with them), a boys home, and an adoption home. They also have founded a church, school, and feeding program. The children were so well behaved and you could tell they not only felt very loved but also had big hearts and loved much too!

Here are some of my favorite sights while there;
I loved seeing these donkeys hanging out as I walked back and forth between the different homes.
I wish I would have been here on a Sunday to enjoy service in this church.

The boys home

This brave and sweet mission team group were all camped out in their tents on top of the roof of the church. It made me all the more thankful for the comfy bed I was offered in the Lashbrook's home. ;) Everyone on this team was very sweet but I especially enjoyed meeting my new friend Kim. You know it's a small world when.... I had briefly met Kim and when we got a chance to talk a little bit she informed me that she had been praying for me for months. We just met, How could this be? She has visited my blog! It was such a neat encouragement! She is adopting four children and was there visiting them. HI KIM!!

This is the view from the roof near the boys home. STUNNING! I just stood there saying WOW! Directly on the other side of their building walls was the ocean water. So cool!

If you ever get a chance to visit the Lashbrook Family Ministry in Haiti I strongly encourage it. You will be welcomed and loved like family. The kids will all steal your heart and you will leave a changed person~ encouraged, inspired, and excited!


Rachel said...

Hi, my name is Rachel. I'm on Haitian Angels, and I read about Stephanie needing a family. I'm so glad you found a family for her...with the Lashbrooks! We're adopting 2 little girls...Eva (Chandeline-11), and Eden (Woodnaika-2 in July). We haven't been able to visit yet (or meet the girls), but I loved reading what you had to say about how God is working there.

Our Haiti Adoption Journey said...

HEY! So I am totally just getting caught up on being home and I miss you :) It was so wonderful to meet you while in Haiti. I didn't get any of your info from Keith but you can contact me at I'd love to hear from you again. Praying that you and your family are doing well. I was a lil sick after first coming home but am feeling much better now. Hopefully, you had a nice healthy trip in and home. Hope to talk to you again soon~ with all God's love~ Kim Kintner (adopting Lily, Steve, Wally and Rose from the Lashbrook's mission)