Abitye – to become familiar with

My Creole friend and I were washing laundry one day.  My knuckles had become raw and sore.  She spent the better part of an hour trying to explain to me that it was because I was not “abitye.”  Perhaps I would have understood sooner if she knew some English but I came to understand that…

Expect the Unexpected

Today is an unusually dreary day in Port au Prince.  Instead of the typically bright, sunny sky it has been gray all day with periodic drizzles.  This morning, just before getting up for the day, I snuggled under my blanket because I was cold.   Reaching for my phone, I saw the temperature outside was…

New Beginnings

Last Sunday I had the privilege of attending church services with my two children living in the States, their spouses and children.  My son’s father-in-law led the adult Sunday School class in reading the first two chapters of Genesis and discussing the number of new things that occurred in the text as well as the…