December 2001 Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving took on a new and special meaning this year, having just returned from a nine-day trip to Haiti.  Thirteen of us came together for the trip, one from Canada, Enumclaw WA, and California, eight from Christ the King Church in Lynden, and Bernie and myself.

One of the most significant times on the trip involved traveling to the village of Ravine.  Starfish Ministries opened a school in Ravine this past September, the first educational facility in that village.  It was interesting to see boys and girls taller than myself beginning their education in kindergarten or first grade.  There are four classrooms with about 150 children attending. Continue Reading →