Prayers Please

There’s a young missionary couple here in Haiti that need prayer right now. I’ve never met them, but their situation is something very close to my heart because it could have very easily been us.

When we were talking future plans for our family we intended to give birth to any children we would have here in Haiti, that was until we were doing Olivia’s Canadian visa and we talked to our contact at the Embassy about what the process was to get citizenship for children born here in country. I remember Cathy’s words so clearly. She said, “Go home. After what you guys have been through with paperwork for Olivia, go home. If you did have a baby here you would have to get a Haitian birth certificate, then get the extract from archives, then apply for citizenship which might take over a year to come through. Go home.”

We made the decision right then and there that we wouldn’t be going with plan A, but would in fact be going with a whole new plan and just pray it worked out for us and God totally paved that way and provided every step of it.

Jared and Jalayne stepped out in faith and decided to have their first baby here in Haiti at the Heartline Ministries birthing center, the very place I would have loved to give birth at because of the fabulous people that run it. Their new son came down with a fever within 24 hours of being welcomed into this world, and the Haiti medical system being what it is (or isn’t) has left them wanting to get him to the US. But, they have no papers. He’s only three days old.

I can only imagine what they must be feeling and thinking right now. Will you please go here and read the last few posts so you know better how to pray for them? And then do just that – pray.

~Leslie

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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.

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