Monday, February 24, 2014

Up-date! ;o)

 Dear Friends and Supporters,

 Hello! We are sending out this up-date to thank all of you for your faithful, monthly support for our family and to give you an up-date. We thank God for helping us thru language school last summer in Carrefour, Haiti. God was faithful to help us with beginning to understand and learn Creole. As most of you know, our youngest son, Caleb suffered a terrible fall and concussion while we were there. This resulted in troubling MRI results that led us back to the States to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. When we returned to the States last October, we had no idea the long, scary journey that was before us. Along that journey we found out that Caleb, has a degenerative nerve disease called Neurofibromatosis (NF1). We went thru a series of tests to see how the disease is progressing and as we waited for the test results, we have asked you to help us pray for God’s touch and perfect will. God has answered and at this time Caleb has a very mild form and is doing well. His doctor’s have cleared him to return to Haiti as long as we keep the disease monitored with yearly check-ups. Praise the Lord!

  God has also helped us to get our children’s passports renewed and we still feel the need and call to serve in Grande Riviere du Nord, Haiti. We are preparing to return in April, Lord willing. God has put it on a generous donor’s heart to give the finances for our airfare and we praise the Lord that part is covered! However, we have noticed a serious drop in our monthly support the last few months. We need this to come back up in order for our family to be able to live in Haiti. (Budget: $2,500 a month) We also need the finances to pay for shipping over the other half of our things. Missionary Flights charges about $1.60 a lb for everything shipped and we have about 1600 lbs that we need to ship over. ($2,500)  We are also trusting God to supply traveling expenses from IN to FL.  Thank-you for helping us pray about these important needs!

 We really appreciate your prayers and support as we continue to follow in His footsteps. God is so good and faithful and it is a joy to serve Him and go where he leads!


Satisfied Serving Him!

Your Haiti missionaries with Hope International Missions

Danny, Liz, Rebecca, Benjamin, Abigail and Caleb Flowers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Test results: Normal! On to Haiti!

 Yes, you read the title correctly, Caleb's test results from Riley have all came back 'normal'. The endocrinologist feels that there is no need to be worried at this point in time. He has been released to go back to Haiti :o) We will plan on yearly MRI's and eye exams to monitor his NF1. We want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers! It has been a scary, deep valley that we have went thru since Caleb's accident, yet, we can look back and see how God has orchestrated events and circumstances for our good and His glory! Our hearts are full of praise to Him and we  stand amazed at His watch care and protection!
  We are still staying here in Gas City, counting the many blessings that God has given us, from a fantastic church family at Community Bible Methodist that have encouraged, prayed for and supported us to making and re-newing special friendships. We have truly cherished this time and now we are beginning to get back into 'Haiti Preparation' mode. We are praying and are asking you to help us pray that God will give us clear direction on a return date to Haiti. In the next few months, two major holidays for Haiti are celebrated. During these holidays, voodoo parades and Raa-raa bands are prevalent. Moving to Haiti during this time could cause a lot of problems, especially if the streets are blocked. Another issue to take into consideration is our un-finished house. We are praying about taking another team in to finish it up before we move in. If you know of someone or feel it on your heart to be part of that team in the next few months then send us an email.

  God continues to re-new the excitement, passion and call on our hearts to get back to Haiti and we are ready and willing to go as soon as He opens the doors. Thank-you for helping us pray!

 Below are a few pics of our last few weeks here. Our girls had a sweet Tea Party with their new friends, we celebrated Danny's 40th birthday with a Surprise party for him and we hosted a fun sleepover all in the middle of getting LOTS more snow! And we have all been enjoying getting to know our new neice/cousin, Miss Arya. She is such a sweetie and we had fun taking pics of her and her cousins when her and her mom came to visit ;o)  Enjoy the pics!