DR 2.0

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog you know that at the end of February I visited the Foundation in the Dominican Republic for 4 days. It was smack dab in between three groups and the original purpose of the trip was to get to know Callista and her family as they were closing out their time here in the Dominican. Aside from that, it was great to be able to catch up with the FFP staff over here as I had not been since the spring of 2013!

Anyway, after I returned to Haiti to work Woodside and SHCP(!) I planned on returning for a longer visit both as a vacation and also just because I like the Foundation staff here. Kristin was very gracious and wanted me to return and spend time here and to make a long story short, here I am! I arrived yesterday after a full day of travel starting at the bus station in Haiti at 7AM and arriving at Kristin’s farm in the mountains at around 7PM. God is so good, and I am thankful for safe and smooth travel in all forms that were taken yesterday.

The purpose of this trip is more leisurely as I am here for 9 days this time and they don’t have a group at all so we are gonna be chillin. I told Kristin that I am available to help her with anything that she would need me for while I am here because I don’t just want to crash at her house/the FFP house and not help in any way, so we’ll see if there is anything that she has for me to do in the coming days. The team just came off of working seven trips in a row and so they are exhausted! Please pray for the staff in the DR as they recuperate and recharge and get ready for their busy summer. The summer work in the DR is much busier than our summer work as they have up to three trips in country PER WEEK 😮 … mind blown.

Anyway, it’s been a great start as I came up to the farm with Kristin last night after her and Nico got in from the airport (they were visiting family in the States). Last night was the first night I slept well in at least 4-6 days which was nice; I slept for almost 11 hours 🙂 That probably has to do with comfort as much as anything else because in Santo it has been pretty hot at night and I’ve had a hard time sleeping. It was cool and quiet up here! This morning I got up and walked around the farm a bit and prayed. I then ate breakfast and spent some time in the Word/devo. I plan on using these next days as a spiritual recharge as much as I do a physical one. Things are so much quieter here and when I’m surrounded by natural beauty I feel closer to it’s Creator.

I was thinking about coming back last month and wishing that I had taken time to visit before this past February.. I could have been coming here since I started working in Haiti! It’s so easy, and relatively cheap to visit since we are so close but as they say, hindsight is 20/20. I’m just glad I get this chance to return again before I finish my time in Haiti. These are lovely people with lovely hearts doing amazing work on the other side of this beautiful island. I somehow feel at home here which I think has to do with coming and visiting with Adam in 2013 along with knowing and admiring Kristin for all she does here (she’s superwoman, remember?). I am blessed to have time and means to come and experience this country and culture and I’m looking forward to what God has in store here for the next week!

Please pray with me for spiritual re-connection and recharge as well as good, rich fellowship with my friends and co-workers in Christ here. I am so thankful for every person who still continues to support me a year and a half later. You guys rock!

Tout glwa pou Bondye,

Soli Deo gloria,

To God be the glory alone.

With love,

Ben Henrie

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