Looking for Normal

Looking for Normal

Today there are many things uncertain in Haiti as well as in other places of the world. Communication through news media, social media, internet sources can be helpful but also can shed a negative light which in turn can breed fear as a side effect. In times of...
As The Pendulum Swings

As The Pendulum Swings

Today was a beautiful day in Haiti, as are many days: sunny, slight breeze, warm temperature, bright, blue sky with white clouds. The past several days we have been hearing of the opposite weather in and around Iowa: bitter, unprecedented cold, deadly, harsh winds,...
Rested & Ready!

Rested & Ready!

After a wonderful furlough, we are rested and ready to return to Haiti and resume our participation in the great work God is doing through organizations like Many Hands for Haiti. Our blog this month will be shorter and simply highlight some of the things that we were...
Degaje

Degaje

The Haitians have a word that we have really come to appreciate. The word is degaje and it is best defined as, figure it out/do whatever it takes to keep going. It is problem solving at its best and we have witnessed some great examples of ingenuity, such as the...
Ancient Words / New Realities – Darryl DeRuiter

Ancient Words / New Realities – Darryl DeRuiter

Many Hands Organization Development Manager, Darryl DeRuiter, recently moved with his wife, Shelly, to join the staff based in Haiti. He’s applying himself to learning Creole and forging relationships among his teammates and the community. Darryl has carved out...
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