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.

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Unchanging Changes!

Unchanging Changes!

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.

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Return of the “jedi.”

Return of the “jedi.”

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.

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Unprecedented!

Unprecedented!

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.

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Return to H(e)a(l)it(h)i!!!

Return to H(e)a(l)it(h)i!!!

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.

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Survival!

Survival!

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.

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Time Change(s)!

Time Change(s)!

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.

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Tout bagay anfòm!

Tout bagay anfòm!

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.

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Soul Care!!!

Soul Care!!!

Read the latest update from Darryl & Shelly De Ruiter as they share about their travels and experiences during their most recent stateside furlough.

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Learn Something New Today!

Learn Something New Today!

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.

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Tis the Season…

Tis the Season…

Read about what Darryl & Shelly are up to in the heat of the rainy season as they navigate the seasons of life in Haiti.

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Recalculating!

Recalculating!

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...

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A TIME FOR EVERYTHING…

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING…

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.

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The Challenges Around Us

The Challenges Around Us

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.

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Back at it! “ISIT” working for…

Back at it! “ISIT” working for…

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.

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Rested & Ready!

Rested & Ready!

After a wonderful and restful furlough, we are ready to return to Haiti and resume our work with Many Hand for Haiti.

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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...

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