Darryl and Shelly De Ruiter share the moments (kairos in Greek), joys, struggles, and experiences of their lives in Haiti as they serve the people of Pignon.
Darryl serves as the Organizational Development Manager overseeing many of the in-country programs such as Education, Agronomy, and Leadership Development. Shelly serves as the Spiritual Development Manager providing spiritual direction to the MH4H staff and creating sacred spaces for the staff to experience rest and intimate relationship with God.
Darryl & Shelly have been back in Haiti for a little over a month. Read about what they’ve encountered, the work they are doing, and the things that they are learning.
Darryl & Shelly De Ruiter have returned to Haiti and are settling back into rhythms and routines (and the Creole language and Haitian culture). Read about what things look like in Haiti as well as what they have been doing since they got back.
Darryl and Shelly are back in the States and experiencing life in never before experienced ways. Read about what they have been up to and how they are continuing to serve the people of Haiti from afar.
Shelly is getting healthy again and Darryl is back in Haiti. Read about their past month home in the USA and about their plan which has them living apart for the next month.
Darryl & Shelly have returned to the United States. Read about their latest journey of battling workload, illness, and travel in order to get back for their next furlough.
A year later, Darryl & Shelly De Ruiter continue to learn and adapt to life in Haiti. Read about their recent work and experiences in this month’s update.
In the midst of unrest, Darryl & Shelly are fine and continue to live and serve in the greater Pignon area of north central Haiti. Read about their experiences here.
Read the latest update from Darryl & Shelly De Ruiter as they share about their travels and experiences during their most recent stateside furlough.
Journey with Darryl & Shelly De Ruiter as they share this month about all of the learning that takes place for them and for those they work with in Haiti.
Read about what Darryl & Shelly are up to in the heat of the rainy season as they navigate the seasons of life in Haiti.
We’re back in Haiti and adjusting back into the routines and culture that are life on our Caribbean Island. This is the third time returning and it seems, as it should, that the adjustment back is faster and easier than the previous one. This is a good...
Read about how Darryl and Shelly DeRuiter are navigating a time apart and also about lows and highs in ministry development work. Two stories that illustrate tough questions and breakthrough moments.
Learn how Darryl and Shelly are experiencing the lows and highs of Culture Shock and Cultural Competence as they live and work in North Central Haiti.
After the national unrest has settled down,Darryl & Shelly return to Haiti to continue their work. Read how even in the peace of the countryside, plenty of challenges abound.
Darryl and Shelly return from their furlough and are “Back at it” in Haiti. Read about their recent experiences with Haitians and visiting teams in this month’s Experiencing Kairos blog.
After a wonderful and restful furlough, we are ready to return to Haiti and resume our work with Many Hand for Haiti.
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...
The metaphorical change of season for our lives is definitely one of adjustments.
It is good to finally be here after seven months of pondering, planning, packing, pitching, preparing, and praying for this move.