• Delivering Bibles

    7 November 2014
    So with the concrete work done on 52 cisterns . . .
  • A Big Project

    Updated: 13 August 2014
    We are at the 5th week of a 12ish week cistern project . . .
  • Twins

    Updated: 13 August 2014
    Bertina and Valentina continue to do very well . . .
  • Tree Give Away

    13 August 2014
    We gave trees away in an area called Felsab today . . .
  • Faltine

    13 August 2014
    We had a good night showing God's Message in Faltine . . .
  • The Second Hope Study Completed

    26 July 2014
    It was just fantastic to be a part of helping 19 more folks finish . . .
  • It's All About The Rain

    24 July 2014
    A wet spring helped the tree project tremendously by causing the trees to produce abundant fruit . . .
  • A Big Project

    20 July 2014
    We began a big cistern project on Monday, July 14. We have several contributors for this project . . .
  • Latest Project Underway & Cisterns Overflowing

    7 May 2014
    Since beginning building cisterns in January of this year, we have completed 31 . . .
  • Ending The Year Well

    10 December 2013
    Our final showing of the year of Lespwa on 8 December went very well . . .
  • Photo Gallery Addition: Signs of Christmas

    7 December 2013
    We don't have the crisp weather or the barrage of ads here, but . . .
  • The Hope Study

    16 November 2013
    Our first group to participate in The Hope study finished today . . .
  • Photo Gallery Addition: The Road To & From

    14 November 2013
    The trip to and from Port-au-Prince can be grueling and the roads are, well, hard to describe . . .
  • Repairing Existing Cisterns

    23 October 2013
    We have been repairing existing cisterns and rain guttering for folks while . . .
  • Nursing Students Thank Faith

    23 October 2013
    Some representatives from the nursing class that have . . .
  • 9 Rainwater Cisterns

    Updated: 19 October 2013
    We finished the project, complete with guttering, just in time . . .
  • Ambulance Run to the Coast

    5 October 2013
    Dan had another ambulance run to the coast, to a town named An sa Chat . . .
  • Baby Delivery

    4 October 2013
    Dan took a healthy newborn home to Krev . . .
  • God's Hand

    30 September 2013
    Dan had an ambulance run over some pretty rough roads . . .
  • Krisli

    Updated 27 September 2013
    Here is current little one we are taking care of. He came to us on August 26 . . .
  • The Widows Experience Lespwa

    24 September 2013
    We realized that we had not shown it to the lovely ladies at the widows home . . .
  • Sky & the Widows - Update from Betsy

    19 September 2013
    When Sky was on his 5 week stay here with us in Bombard we had the opportunity to visit the widow women . . .
  • Shipment of Bibles

    19 September 2013
    It is always exciting to get Bibles to folks who will use them. Our goal is not . . .
  • Tree Project On Track

    19 September 2013
    Any time we see folks walking down the street here carrying whatever fruit is in season . . .
  • Gran Boulage

    28 August 2013
    Sunday evening went very well. It is so humbling . . .
  • Nursing Students

    22 August 2013
    The first nursing class coming from the Professional school of Bombarde . . .
  • Trees & Rain

    5 August 2013
    We gave out 140 trees in the past week . . .
  • Onisia, aka Sweetgirl

    Updated: 4 July 2013
    Well, it has been a long road but Onisia has reached the weight for being able to go home . . .
  • A Small Humble Church

    9 June 2013
    We showed Lespwa Sunday evening, June 9. I always appreciate the smaller more humble churches . . .
  • Roo, The Little Bitty Premie Baby

    Updated: 28 May 2013
    Thank you all for your prayers. Roo just went to her rest in the hands of her Father . . .
  • Mole St. Nicholas

    19 May 2013
    We showed Lespwa in a village called Mole St. Nicholas Sunday evening . . .
  • The Hope Study

    18 May 2013
    Saturday, May 18, was the second meeting of the study group of men and ladies who are . . .
  • May2 Gets Help

    Updated: 16 May 2013
    Twins, a boy and a girl, were born into a family here on May 2. The mother noticed that the little girl was not nursing as strongly as her brother . . .
  • Good Rains, Gutter Installation

    7 May 2013
    So the rains continue to come very nicely, we got 1 1/4" over the weekend . . .
  • New Lespwa Page

    29 April 2013
    Folks need to hear the message that singing real loud and raising your hands real high and shouting praises on Sunday morning means little if the everyday life does not reflect new life in Christ . . .
  • New Bibles Page

    29 April 2013
    Through some of our other ministries, we do our best to get Bibles into the hands of folks who can and will use them . . .
  • Distributing Seedlings

    19 April 2013
    Since we have been getting some pretty consistent rainfall, Steve decided to start giving the food tree seedlings out . . .
  • Update from Betsy

    18 April 2013
    In the April newsletter, I wrote about a little girl that had been severely burned. She was at the hospital for . . .
  • Repairing Cisterns

    13 April 2013
    We are not currently building new cisterns. However, there are several cisterns in the area that are sound but have serious problems with . . .
  • Much Needed Rain

    Updated: 14 April 2013
    We got 1¼ inches of rain in about an hour and a half on April 13 . . .
    10 April 2013
    We got almost an inch of rain today (9 April). This follows 3/4 inch last week . . .
  • Healthy Twins

    3 April 2013
    Twins were born at the hospital last night April 2. Having sonography allows us to detect multiple births . . .
  • 56 Cisterns Completed

    2 April 2013
    In March we finished a project that involved the construction of 56 cisterns. As a reminder, the cisterns we build are . . .
  • Food Depot Roof & Expansion

    2 April 2012
    There was a small part of the food depot (storage building) that needed to have the roof replaced. We did this with materials . . .
  • World Water Day (March 22)

    23 March 2013
    So I am not sure who decided to make March 22 World Water Day but if it helps bring awareness to . . .
  • Hospital Roof Replacement

    11 February 2013
    There is a thin line between fretting and purposeful planning. Steve had been planning the replacement of our hospital's roof for well over a year . . .
    (lots of photos of the work and the team)
  • Cistern Construction Begins Again

    2 November 2012
    So I have been involved in the cistern project for a long time now. Being here full time gives the opportunity for hands-on involvement every day . . .
  • Betsy Rennells

    16 October 2012
    We have some great news . . .
  • Hospital Roof Preparations

    1 October 2012
    Here's a cool story about how God looks after us. There is a lot of electrical wiring in the hospital that . . .
  • Ernilia

    26 September 2012
    Ernilia came to live in our widows home a few years ago. She lived a hard life and had great need . . .
  • Premie Baby Update

    26 September 2012
    We have sad news to share about the precious little premie baby we cared for . . .
  • Sharing & Experimenting

    26 September 2012
    The interest in the food trees continues to grow. We have been giving some of the more mature trees away to workers and . . .
  • Nutrition Depot Completed

    26 September 2012
    The construction on the nutrition house was completed, and none too soon . . .
  • Baby Update: Twins, Angel & Julie

    15 August 2012
    Angel heads home to join her sister, Julie . . .
  • Seedlings in Stages

    6 August 2012
    We are now at a point that we can give you an idea of the various stages the seedlings go through . . .
  • May

    25 May & 2 July 2012
    Baby May continues to make progress. She is eating more and . . .
    22 May 2012
    Born today at 3 lb 4 oz, May seems to be . . .
  • Water for an Elderly Couple

    2 July 2012
    We were able to help by installing some rain guttering and getting them a barrel . . .
  • Tree Revived, New Seedlings, & Plants Ready

    2 July 2012
    We have been anxiously awaiting the beginning of the fruit bearing season so that we can get the seed to start more trees . . .
  • News from the Leaches

    13 June 2012
    News and photos of dreams fulfilled by visiting Europe; family time, including their first granddaughter, Grace's graduation, and Jacob & Amanda's wedding celebration; trip highlights, including a broken elevator at the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and a special announcement.
  • Oscillio Delivers Bibles and Hope

    13 June 2012
    It has been our practice to return to the homes of the folks who receive a cistern from us after the cistern is completed and give them a Bible and share Christ with them . . .
  • Mission Work in the Countryside

    7 May 2012
    My partner in crime, Austrel and I went to do some repair work on a cistern. It is the only one we have built that has any . . .
  • Dan & Sharon Beardsley

    23 April 2012
    Their page has been updated.
  • Garden Area Preparations

    7 April 2012
    The garden area is not much to look at and has pretty poor soil conditions. That is kind of the point . . .
  • Going Strong

    7 April 2012
    So the cistern project is going very well. We are averaging 3 cisterns per week . . .
  • Testing for Early Detection

    13 March 2012
    We recently began a new program to do PCR testing for early detection of babies with the HIV virus.
  • Hospital Staff Photos

    13 March 2012
    Dan recently took photos of the staff at Hospital Evangelique.
  • Birds in the Poui Tree

    12 March 2012
    View photos taken by Dan Beardsley of the birds that came to feed on the bright yellows blossoms of the Poui tree.
  • Food Bearing Tree Project

    2 March 2012
    Give someone a mango and they will eat today, give the same person a mango tree and teach them how to take care of it and they and their family potentially will eat for a lifetime . . .
  • Big Bird

    29 February 2012
    So, before moving to Haiti this year I had been working as a nurse at Martha Jefferson Hospital (MJH) in Charlottesville, VA. Last year MJH moved into a new facility. There was a considerable amount of equipment that just didn't make the cut for the new hospital . . .
  • Baby update: Lina and Tamara

    21 February 2012
    Lina and Tamara Auguste came to visit us today. They started out at 3 lb 8 oz and 3 lb 10 oz in July 2010 . . .
  • Mobile Health Clinic to Baie-De-Henne

    19 February 2012
    Saturday, February 18, 2012, I was able to be present for one of the periodic outreaches to the surrounding community that is done by the staff of Hopital Evangelique de Bombardopolis (HEB). These clinics are sometimes broad in scope . . .
  • Busted Leg

    14 February 2012
    Saturday, February 11, we used the ambulance to respond to a call for help at the scene of a motorcycle accident. Among other bruises and abrasions the young man suffered a broken leg. We were able to confirm by x-ray that . . .
  • Zanesville Medical Mission

    2 February 2012
    Updated 9 February: team reports from Thom Saarie & Ruth Bugglin added.
    This team was in Bombardopolis January 9-16, and performed 30 procedures in 5 days. Read about their time at Hospital Evangelique, along with individual reports, and take a look at the photos (some of them are pretty dramatic).
  • A Small But Appreciated Harvest

    7 February 2012
    View photos and read about what the widows have been up to.
  • Goin' Home With Fresh Chicken

    7 February 2012
    A chicken gets a ride home in the ambulance.
  • Graduates

    7 February 2012
    It's good to see graduates of the malnourished program doing well.
  • Yet to be named

    6 December 2011
    We have an update about the little preemie who arrived in October . . . and she now has a name :)
  • Hospital building addition

    6 December 2011
    The Hopital Evangelique de Bombardopolis building project, which began in July 2011, is progressing well. Learn about the project and view photos of the work thus far.
  • How 'Bout Dem Apples, All 2888 of 'Em

    3 December 2011
    The self-labeled "Apple Dumpling Gang" met every week, beginning in early September into November to make the dumplings, complete with baking instructions, scripture, and facts about the babies and Haiti.
  • Chilanda

    1 October 2011
    See the difference 13 months has made for a little girl named Chilanda.
  • Isabelle and Julien

    July 2011
    Long-time friend Isabelle Monroy and her adopted son Julien were in Haiti for a visit with us.
  • The wait is over!

    July 2011
    The new ambulance is in Bombarde and in use! It is not what comes to mind when we think of an ambulance in America but is just what we need in Haiti.
  • Steve puts his skills to a different use

    June 2011
    Faith tells an amusing story about Steve and the little girl who needed to have her arm cast removed.

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