Friends of ours have been active in Haiti for many years. They had a regularly scheduled trip planned prior to the earthquake. They financially and physically support an orphanage in the Haiti that is normally a 12 hour hike up the mountains. Because of the earthquake, the trip was delayed by the airlines until Feb. 20th, and when they arrive, they will not be able to go into the mountains to the orphanage but will instead be about an hour North of Port au Prince helping to rebuild the facility of a church they partner with and usually stay at when they arrive and depart from Haiti. Here is their description form their Facebook page:
HOPE in Haiti is dedicated to serving the children of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. This non-profit organization based in Monroe, Washington planted its roots in 1987 with a desire in the hearts of Dick and Dixie Montgomery to share the love of Christ by taking their family to work with children in Haiti. After two years in an orphanage helping the poorest of the poor, the Montgomery family came back to the States ever changed, and carrying memories that would drive the creation of the child sponsorship program nearly two decades later. This group is dedicated to spreading the awareness of what the Montgomery family has started. Please feel free to join this Facebook Group, and to learn more about HOPE in Haiti on their website at http://www.hopeinhaiti.com
So I'm posting this blog so that you will be aware of everyday, normal people who are making a big difference in a very quiet way, to a people group the World has just been exposed to. And they were there before the World saw a need. Feel free to friend them on Facebook. Follow their journey and get involved in whatever way touches your heart.
Sorry I've been absent from blogland lately. Chris and I have added a new business to our repertoire. It's a technology company that produces a live beverage that you blast when you are ready to drink. The first beverage is called Truth, because they believe in no pasteurization, no artificial anything and all natural products freeze dried so that you get maximum potency of everything in the beverage. The second beverage being previewed right now is called Fun. It is a sports recovery beverage and is being endorsed by Bryan Clay and Carl Lewis because they are seeing such great results with it. Oh, by the way, neither athlete is being paid to endorse the beverage or the company. If you are interested, you can find out more here: www.Thirst.GoYoli.com. There is one video on the landing page, if it captures your interest, register to watch the other videos. Don't worry about being spammed, your info will only come to us.
So on Thursday we picked up the mail. And in the mail was a letter from one of the Founders and President of the company, congratulating us on the new level we have reached: 5 star bronze. Also included was the 5 Star bronze pin. Both Chris and I were shocked, and surprised. I even called to make sure there was no mistake. There wasn't. In just a few short weeks we have moved up 10 ranks. Blows us away. And the fun part of it, we've been having fun doing something we love to do - talk to people and help them to live their dreams. Very cool. So, I'm sharing our joy with all you in blogland. Couldn't find a picture of the Bronze pin so I'm posting a picture of the Diamond level pin - we haven't reached that level, yet. It's only a matter of time!
I enjoyed lunch with a good friend on Friday who told me she and her family are celebrating the Chinese New Year this weekend. Because I didn't know all that much about the Chinese New Year, I went and did some reading on the festivities.
In honor of the celebration today I will wear red and gold . And to you and those you love - may this year be filled with joy, prosperity and blessings in every area of your life.
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