Friday, June 20, 2008

Another Little Angel In Heaven!

Jabez Matthew Pye was loved by everyone who ever knew him! I never saw anyone he didn't love. Jabez was part of Hands and Feet Project for many months. He first came when Danny and Leann Pye decided to go back to the states. They originally had him when he was born in Seguin. When they came back to take over Haitian Children's Home in Jacmel he was returned to them. We have remained close friends with the Pyes and followed his 3 years of life. Jabez became very ill Tuesday morning, June 17th and died in his mother's arms at the doctor's house. To you who didn't have the pleasure of knowing Jabez you missed one of life's greatest blessings! Jabez was a joyful baby and a joy to all who loved and knew him. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Pye family.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Franklin, Tennessee Group

Well, another great group from Franklin Christian Church Franklin, Tennessee has come and gone. Their group consisted of (L to R) Tyler, Amy, Mandy, Christy, Andy (youth minister and team leader) and his son, Caleb. (Christy and Caleb were first-timers) They worked hard and played hard with our kids, as well as the neighbors. They also provided us with another "Hands and Feet" wall. The old one was outdated (having only about 15 kid's prints on it). Today, with thirty six kids we needed to update the wall. It was a long and hot afternoon, but was well worth the effort. The photo is of Tyler and Andy painting yet another kid's foot and hand for the wall. The kids loved it! Well, some of the little ones were a little scared! Thanks to all you guys for another great trip, and hope to see you again next year!
Drex, Jo and Michelle

Monday, June 9, 2008

Russellville, Kentucky Group June 2008

Well, after a long, long day of flight cancellations the Russellville, Kentucky group finally arrived! The six came ready to love on the kids and do whatever was needed to help the Hands and Feet Project. They worked hard in the depot, with painting the new apartment and pouring the porch over the depot and office doors. Carol, Sue, Missy, Michelle, Billy and Darold have lived up to the reputation of this group's past. However, we have really missed Brent (their preacher). Brent came two years ago and did a fantastic job of preaching and teaching. If you or your church group would like to schedule a short-term trip to HAF why not write Joel Griffith, the info is on our web page. We all feel one of the highlights was Billy being baptized in the ocean with many of the kids looking on! PTL!
Drex and Jo Stuart