post from Aaron...
Our plans often have a way of being interrupted and changed. The last few years seem like one major change after another. Our family has changed. Our jobs have changed. Even our country of residence has changed.
So it comes as no surprise that our plans for when we're returning to Haiti have changed as well. Our summer in American just got shorter. In less than 3 weeks we will all be back in Port-au-Prince.
Soon everything will change again. Our showers will get colder. The roads will get rougher. Our ability to drink good, whole milk and eat Blue Bell ice cream will be severely hindered.
How we spend our time will change.
Heather will return to working with the women at Heartline. The kids will start school in a new setting. I will begin figuring out what it looks like to train and disciple a group of Haitian young men while simultaneously trying to make sure that our house has enough electricity to keep our fans on at night so that my wife doesn't divorce me or smother me in my sleep.
And in the spirit of change, I guess it's time to pull the plug on Mosaic Village.
The idea originally was to use that site to connect people in the U.S. with needs in Haiti. And in some ways we still want to do that. But we will do that primarily within the context of the needs we encounter through working with Heartline Ministries. Having two websites is too confusing.
I mean, come on … our life is confusing enough as it is.
So I – Aaron – will start writing here occasionally… on Heather's blog. After all, if I have something important to say, it's way more likely to be read here than it is on the other site.
I have no doubt that Heather will still write most of what is on this blog, but I have every intention of posting on a semi-regular basis to keep everyone up to date on what's happening on the men's side of Heartline.
Mosaic Village. It seemed like a good plan at the time. But I guess it's like Proverbs 19:21 says:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”
Now about this tattoo on my arm ...