Posted: December 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tata is a thirty-three year old Haitian woman who has worked for us since 2003.  She primarily worked at the children’s homes as a nanny and at times as a cook.  She recently has been working at the sewing center cleaning and making sure that the house is clean and tidy.

About two weeks ago she came and asked for some time off because her mother, who lives several hours out of Port au Prince, had been hit by a motorcycle and was in the hospital seriously injured. It was several days later that Tata returned and said that her mother had died from her injuries and she needed more time off for the funeral.  I, of course, told her to take as much time as she needed.

Then on December 1st Tata called the office and gave this disturbing news.  She said that her husband was coming back early after the funeral as he had to get back to Port au Prince.  He, while on his way back on a motorcycle taxi, was instantly killed when the motorcycle was hit by a vehicle.  The driver survived.

The Haitian Proverb: Dye mon, gen mon (Beyond the mountains, are more mountain) can be interpreted as: There are problems after problems.

We gave her money to help with expenses and are praying and ask that you too pray for Tata, who has a young son,  and her family.


  1. Sheila says:

    John, that is so awful…..I am so sorry! My heart goes out to her and her family. She has always been so helpful to me, please give her my love. Praying.

  2. Erin Richer says:

    I am praying for Tata. God Bless her and keep her through these tremendous trials. Provide her with the peace that passes all understanding to guard her heart in Christ.

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