Linking you to us

We’ve done a couple more interviews lately that have gone “live” and we thought you might want to check them out. (This might also be called the “hey look at us” part of the blog where we shamelessly promote ourselves.)

A couple weeks ago we got a phone call from a lady named Kathie that wanted to talk to us about adoption. She had been given our name by the guy helping with our paperwork. She was looking into the adoption process here post earthquake compared to pre-earthquake. The main story appeared in the Christian Science monitor this week I believe.

Link to the MAIN STORY HERE.

There is a side bar article specifically about our family HERE.

“Kathie” ended up being Kathie Klarreich, the woman that wrote the book Madame Dread. I haven’t read it yet but Chris has and says that you all need to read it. Go! Now! These particular pieces were for the Christian Science Monitor, but she is also here doing pieces for people like ABC and the Miami Herald. Cool huh? We really liked her and hope we get to hang out with her again.

The other fun link for us is the Crossroads (100 Huntley Street) interview that we did two weeks ago. We’ve worked with Crossroads before, in 2004 after the flooding in Gonaives, and are receiving funding from them again to keep doing what we’re doing in Port and other areas.

Watch the video HERE.

It was affirmed that I have horrible posture and I squish my lips around a lot when I’m nervous and trying to act like I’m not. Also loving the little appearances my nose makes in the scene. Not necessarily my whole face, just my nose. Pop, here I am! And out again. And in. And out. We love the way they represented the mission and that people can see some of the process. I also love that they went to Yonese’s house to see her filter in action. And Olivia looks really cute. Except her hair. Because we were crazy busy and at the end of the day I barely had the energy to give the kid a bath. Sue me.

Blatant promotion of ourselves over.

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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

5 thoughts on “Linking you to us

  1. You’re a star!! Seriously, nice job on the Huntley St interview. Have you shown it to the workers and Yonese so they can see themselves? What a morale booster for them. And Olivia looked darling, hair or no hair(do).
    Two visits ago I brought you Madame Dread and raved about it then, so it’s time you read it in your spare time (yeah, right). What a privilege to have met Kathy — wish I could have been there. Her sidebar on you was excellent. Let’s hope she stays around Haiti and continues to expose the problems there.

  2. Loved watching the video since I have never met you. You guys are doing such a fantastic work in Haiti. I hope you receive many more “thank you’s” from the local people….you certainly deserve it. Blessings to you as you work so hard to improve the Haitian life.

    G.S.

  3. You looked fine on the video. If you fidgeted a little, small wonder. The 2 men might have given you a nod, interviewed you and let you be more than a sidekick.

    Male posturing aside, the video made your mission in Haiti understood to viewers.

    Klarreich’s article was disturbing – adoptions a $100 million industry! Families spending $30,000 for lawyers, agencies, deluxe hotels, etc. I hope my own country’s budget never includes a large amount of income that is labeled “exporting children.”

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