This time I am writing about my need of support workers at HATS.

Some of you realize I need help with the workload I carry here at the mission.

As I said on a previous blog Mariah has agreed to return to work with me for September to December and will have the position of coordinator of the children’s homes – overseeing things for the children and housemothers. I am thrilled to be able to pass this responsibility to Mariah for this time period. This is a tremendous blessing for me and for the children. She will be sorely missed at the school this year, but their loss on that compound is our gain on this one.

Mariah with Karena Mariah

Mariah has a need of some financial support which includes help covering the cost of airline tickets to return here at the end of August and to return to Calgary to live in December. Mariah has again delayed attending university in Calgary. She is doing this so she can return to Haiti to help me out for four more months while I wait for my permanent help to arrive. To say I am thankful to Mariah is putting it mildly. I need her help!!

Mariah helping little kids with their freezies

Brad and Lois Reimer and their children, Kaeli and Peter, will be joining me in the work here sometime in the new year. How long into the new year remains to be seen. That is up in the air at this point due to them needing to take care of something before moving here. I, of course, hope it is not too long after Mariah leaves, but we will make it to whenever their help arrives. When they move here Lois will take over the coordinator position of the children’s homes. Brad will be our resident Mr Fix-it and keep things running as best he can with what supplies we can find in the area. Brad, however, is not only a handyman but is also a bookkeeper. I am hoping to see his handyman skills in the financial area here as well. I have been waiting patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, for this kind of help. (Photo of the Reimer family will be posted in a later blog.)

Mariah feeding Sandra and Jonathan at the same time

Support with finances, prayer, and encouragement – will be needed for both Mariah and the Reimer family. The first need of this kind is for Mariah. She plans to return on August 27th.

Anyone wishing to help this mission, and the children we serve, by helping with these needs can do so through:

Hands Across The Sea Association
Box 101
Yarmouth, NS
B5A 4B1

All donations are tax deductible and all funds donated will reach those for whom it is sent. Donations can be made by cheque or by paypal.

Thank you once again for all the past, and ongoing, support for the HATS Mission, which includes the support Mariah received last year.

Mariah goofing around at Radio Creole

May God richly bless each and every one of you as your support continues to bless the children in this area of Haiti.

I T I S A L L A B O U T T H E C H I L D R E N

~Karen