Friday, June 30, 2006


Little Jonas went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2006. He died this morning with dignity and loving, caring people all around. A special thanks to Teresa, Dr. Edwards and his loving wife, the many individuals who prayed for him and visited many times. It was an honor to have helped with this little guy. I’ll never forget Sister Rose Martha’s comment, “At least, now, he’ll die with dignity like a human”. Adios, Jonas and may the Lord welcome you in His loving arms forever!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Audio A has arrived!

Yesterday was quite a day here at the H&F Project. Drex, Jo, and the band was coming back to Haiti. I thought I would have the place looking good for the group, but just when you think everything is going well, something has to happen. I thought I lost T-Bone the dog the night before. He was no where to be found!!! Come to find out he jumps the fince at night!!! Then the clothes I was washing did not dry, we were out of gas. So then I get to the airport to pick them up and the UN had some “big wigs” coming in and the soldiers come running to the airport and hiding in the woods and on the ground. They surrounded the runway. I started to think I needed to leave, but then I thought they might think I was up to something, so I stayed. It was nice to see the group coming in. We headed back to our place only to be met by another missionary and six of her patents. (One had been in Port-au-Prince having a baby, she was very sick at the time of birth.) Her baby was so cute. Today we set out for town. We spread the word that we were in search for some babies. I will not be surprised if we don’t have some at our door by tonight. There are so many out here starving, you just want to take all of them and care for them. The kids have enjoyed the guys being here in the short amount of time they have already been here. It is so funny to see five or six little boys not much older than 8 or 9 beating Audio A in soccer. Ha Ha Ha!!!!What a sight!!!!! You all need to come and witness the greatness of our Lord. To see a country so poor materialistic, but yet so rich in life. You truly appreciate what God has given you. (But feel guilt at the same time.) Come and be His hands and feet in Haiti!!!


Friday, June 23, 2006

Good Bye!!!!

Well, the Richland, IN and Calhoun, KY group just left this morning. I think they had mixed emotions about leaving this fair country. They were excited about getting home and back into the swing of things, but hated to leave the children!!! It is a little quite here right now. Although I am watching the kids while Edeline goes to Super Walmart for groceries (ha ha ha). Angie Williams is here visiting off of the mountain. She is returning to the States on Monday. Had to stop for a moment to take photos of the cuteness of the kids. Jabez was eating the camera lens cap, so funny he is. Well better go for now.


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Good Morning America!!!

What a beautiful morning it is here in Haiti. Not to hot (yet), not to cold, just right. At least for the next 5 minutes. We have been working hard the past couple of days. We have basically finished painting the upstrairs and staining the doors. (although we forgot one yesterday) We have had a great turn out for our little Bible Story/ Bible games with the kids. Last night we spent alot of time with Themera, Jabez, and Logley. They are so much fun. Jabez just loves to talk to you now. He can spot Drex’s voice a mile away. It is so cute. Themera and Jebez have been a little under the weather the past couple of days, (possible stomach flu) but are almost back to par. (I blame it on Drex and Jo passing their sicken to them, shame, shame, shame) ha ha!!! You know how it is, everyone in the house has to get it before it will leave!!! The group from Richland Christian Church and Calhoun Christian Church are doing great here in Haiti. I just wonder how they are going to adapt on Friday when they have to leave the kids????? It will be hard. Some time you guys need to come on down to see the greatness of this little Carribean town. It has so much to offer with nothing of material worth.

Michelle Meece

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Little Jonas

Well, we took a trip to visit Jonas today. We were not sure what we were in store for. Jonas was still about the same as Drex had discribed. What a struggle for such a little soul. The sisters are taking good care of him. They did say he was eating a little solid food. Just going into the Sisters of Charity was a sight. A very well kept area but with so many little one to care for. Jonas still has fluid coming out of the sore on his head (spinal fluid). He did not seem to be in as much pain today, but it is still there (you can see it in his little eyes). Please, please, keep him in your prayers. Please pray that God will comfort him, it is all in His timing. Just on a side note, we left the Sisters of Charity and went across the street to the hospital. We were there to check on new babies. The nurse informed us of a baby that was brought there just yesterday that had been left to someone. They were given our name and address. We thought they might come by, but there has been no word yet from them. We will keep you informed.


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Bonjour from Haiti

For those who are wondering who I am, I am a long time friend of Mark and the band and lived with Drex and Jo Stuart in Haiti many years ago. I am here in Haiti for the summer. I have been wokring with the Hands and Feet Project from the get go. I have brought a small group in from Richland, IN. We are painting, staining, and playing with the kids here. The group is over whelmed by the sight and sounds of Haiti. They are loving it here. It has been great playing with the kids here at the sight. We are getting ready to go and check on Jonas down at the Sisters of Charity. This will be a sight for all of us. It is unbelievable what God can do for us. Drex and Jo are such great host and hostess. (Even though they are both under the weather, but they will be fine.) I hope to keep up the blogs while I am here. I will be here until July 26th. So watch out for more info.

MIchelle Meece

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Michelle has finally made it back to the Hands and Feet Project after making a short visit to the States. I am very glad to be back!!!! I was so glad to see the kids. You would not believe the difference in Rood and Roodly. They are growing so fast!!! Roodly better watch out, because as you can see Rood is gaining strength and he just might sock it to him. They love to laugh with you. Our God is so amazing to see the lives that He has brought back to us that were so far gone! Please continue to pray for our kids and our staff.

Your friends;
Drex, Jo, and Michelle

Thursday, June 8, 2006

Baby Jonas Update

Dear Friends of Hands and Feet Project,
We checked on Baby Jonas again this morning and his condition had worsened slightly. He now is in more pain. Sister Rose Martha said he has been crying with pain a lot more than usual. However, she said he might live another 2 weeks or more now that he has been getting nurishment. His open sore on his head is getting larger. Spinal fluid is still seeping out of the wound. They found a mosquito net and placed it over his crib to keep the flies off his sores. It is so wonderful to see the loving care they are giving our little baby. Keep us in your prayers and Little Baby Jonas that God’s will be done. Pray that H&F Project will be open always to the needs of the people of Haiti.
In His Love,
Drex and Jo

Friday, June 2, 2006

Baby Jonas Near Death

This morning I took a PA friend, Teresa Murphy, from the mountain at Seguin, to the little mission of the Sisters Of Charity in Jacmel. We were saddened to see that little Jonas’ condition has deteriorated to very near death. A sore on his head has ruptured and spinal fluid was seen coming out. His little eyes were not opened completely today. His respiration and heart rate were extremely fast. Teresa said this indicated a very critical situation. However, little Jonas was clean and well taken care of. Like Sister Rose Martha said when she took him in ,”At least he’ll get the chance to die like a human”. Please keep the mission and little Jonas in your prayers. We’ll keep you informed as we learn more. In His Service In Haiti, Drex and Jo