The Lion King of Sylvain

The Lion King of Sylvain

Kalou and his family at their home One of my favorite movies of all-time is The Lion King. Released in 1994, I was a high school freshman and even though it was an animated movie, I still was drawn to the film. One of the characters in the movie is Simba, the cub of...
No Longer Slaves

No Longer Slaves

Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. Photo courtesy www.chathamchurch.org Within every great story, there is a moment when the hero has an opportunity to fold, to lay down the sword, and give up. Typically, they’ve gone through some great struggle and they have a choice...
Confirmations

Confirmations

JeanJean and Kristie with their children (L-R) Kerri and Tana, 2008 In 2007, Many Hands was a seed about to be planted in Haiti. Over the years, I’ve been taught by Keith Korver on how to discern the Holy Spirit, as opposed to discerning your own will. The crux of the...
Friend to All

Friend to All

“I want to do what you do,” stated Liz Clarke in a matter of fact tone. At the time, she was drifting between jobs, without a clear purpose for the next step in her life. “No, you don’t. I can promise you, Liz, you don’t want to do what I do. But, there is something I...
The Wisest Man

The Wisest Man

It is said that King Solomon was the wisest man in the world. As described in 1 Kings, God granted him the gift of wisdom, after appearing to Solomon in a dream. Later in life, Solomon penned the wisdom-ladened book Proverbs, impacting the world forever with nuggets...
The First Volunteer

The First Volunteer

There are two people who have officially been with Many Hands for Haiti from the very beginning of the organization to the current day. Two people who have been through every up and down, all the good days and all the bad days. Two people who have prayed, cried,...
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