Posted: August 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

Amanda & Beth

Last Saturday Amanda left Haiti, escorted by Dr. Jen to Minnesota, to the Mayo Clinic where she will be treated for earthquake related injuries.  It has been over seven months since the earthquake hit Haiti and we are thankful to God and to so many caring people who have made it possible for Amanda to travel to the Mayo Clinic for treatment that she could not receive here in Haiti.  PLEASE continue to pray for Amanda as she has a long road ahead of her on her way to recovery.  As I type this I think in scripture of how many were touched by Jesus when they were on a road.  And so we expect that Amanda will be touched by Jesus as she travels this road and that Jesus is there on the road with her.

I last week spent three full days in the States where among other things I was able to spend time with our two children and three grandchildren.  It was great to be with them and to see although they are no longer in Haiti, how Haiti impacted their lives.

While in the States it occurred to me that I’m not sure that I could live a successful Christian life there.  There seems to be so many distractions and so much time and resources seem to be necessary to just take care of daily living.  Perhaps God knowing that has allowed me to live and minister in Haiti which from where I stand seems  a lot easier place to be a Christian and to serve God.


If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. Luke 9:24 NLT

What is Jesus saying here? ~ In what ways are you giving your life for His sake? ~ What does that look like in your daily life? ~Do these words of Jesus cause you to evaluate life decisions? ~ Do you at times find yourself alone in how you think and in how you act as you allow these words of Jesus to penetrate your heart?


I understand that the economy in the U.S. is down and that things are tough; and so you may be looking for an investment that will reap a good return.  May I suggest investing in the lives of students from Haiti’s infamous slum, Cite Soleil.  Check it out by clicking here.

John McHoul


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