Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Michelle Meece from Richland, Indiana has been a dear friend for many years to the Stuart family. She lived with us in St. Louis-Du-Nord when we were missionaries for Northwest Haiti Christin Mission. Her love for missions and the people of Haiti is evident. We are certainly fortunate to have her work with us at Hands and Feet Project. Michelle, a school teacher, just spent 6 weeks (her summer vacation from school) helping us. She just left this morning and we and the Haitian people are already missing her. Thanks, Michelle, for all your work and care for this mission and our kids! Hope to see you soon! Drex and Jo

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Moving day!!!

Drex and Jo have finally got to move into their apartment upstairs. They officially spent the night last night. Boy do I have a big place to myself now. It has been rather fun to help move them in. Georgina and Logley help with transporting things to the apartment. They thought they were big stuff. I ask them how much it would cost for their expertise in moving and I was quoted a price of 4 gorde. Which is about 2 cents U.S. Now were can you get good help for such a reasonable price. They were awesome. They settled for a piece of cake and some candy for payment. They keep asking when they can help some more. The apartment looks really nice. I think Drex and Jo will be really happy up there. The men are almost done with the foundation to the second home. I wish you all could and would come down and see the progress of the Hands and Feet Project. What the Lord has done here is amazing.


Only in Haiti!!!!

Well here is what’s up in Haiti! I will start way back on Friday. Jo, Georgina, and myself had a girls day at the “mall”. hee hee. More like, to the open market out in the blazing sun. Geogina needed clothes desperately. She basically had nothing. You can only wear flipflops so many times (yes even to church). We needed to get her out of the boys swim trucks and into some girl clothes. We had so much fun!! Although Georgina had never been shopping before and she was a little scared at first, she was just like any other child on this earth. She spotted a “pope” (a baby doll) that was the only thing on her mind. We had to explain to her that she already had a “pope” at home. We had to laugh, it made you realize that kids are still kids where ever you are. What a very fun day we had.

Next came Sunday. We are sitting in church (for those of you that has never been to a Haitian church, the doors always stay open to try to cool the place down to about 100, at least that is how hot it feels.) I happen to look back and see our handy man Carlos standing back at the door. He starts waving for me to get Jo’s attention. I look back and realize there are two men with flower pots for sell. I nudge Jo to look. She can’t believe her eyes. So we send Drex out to take care of the situation. Well it hit me funny and I had one of those church laughs that you just can’t get rid of. I know the people around me was wondering what was wrong. To them buying a flower pot during church must not be a big deal. I just had to wonder if a man came into my church in the States to sell me a flower pot, how long would it take to get the authorities there?? But only in Haiti is it approapriate to buy flower pots during church.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Arizona and Alaska Group 1-2007

It was only three of them, but they worked liked it was six! Maureen (Mo) McSpadden and her daughter, Krisanne from Arizona met friend, Kristie Pepperworth from Alaska (yes it was really cold when she left home) to come to the little village of Cyvadier. They met to work at the Hands and Feet Project for about 10 days! They painted on the two little houses and stained 12 doors and painted tables for the kids. They also spent a lot of time loving on the 12 kids here. We had to check their carry-on baggage when they left to make sure one of the little kids was not in them!! Most importantly, they learned first hand what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ! They not only poured out their hearts to our kids, but to all the folks living around us as well! Thanks so much, guys, for your labor of love! We hope to see you again! Maybe next January ? Drex, Jo and Michelle

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Here’s the lastest!!!

Isemaels First Hair Cut.jpg Just in case some of you have not heard, we now have two more children in the house!!!! They are brothers. Isemael and Woudy Paraison. Isemael is the oldest of the two. He is 4. Wouldy we believe is two, but are not certain of his age. It has been a change for both of them. Isemael was not to keen on moving in, but Woudy took to his new home quite quickly. We were able to have a fellow missionary (who happens to be a physicians assistant) to check both boys out. They seem to be rather healthy, besides a slight case of scabies (which we are treating). Woudy has taken to Drex like he was his real grandpa or something. It is quite comical. We had to take care of getting hair cuts for the boys since Isemael had been mistaken for a girl everytime someone met him. (Braids and all.) So this morning Drex and I took the task of hair cutting. I chopped off the braids and Drex took on with the clippers. Isemael was not sure what was happening, but I think he likes his new do!!! To top off the day, after we all went to church, we headed to the beach with the kids. None of them had ever been so close to the ocean. Not even our nanny, which suprised me. We had so much fun. They were all a little nervous at first, but that changed quickly. Themera wanted nothing to do with someone holding her hand in the water. She is so funny!!!! Woudy decided he need no help either, but that changed too. He loved the water also. Georgina was almost like a little fish. (As long as she was close to the shore.) She wanted to go out farther, but was like a suction cup to you. What a fun day we had!!!!!!! Hopefully we will have some photos up soon. So stay tuned to the wonderful work here at the Hands and Feet Project.