Something wonderful is going on in Léogâne, and a Different something wonderful is ongoing back home in Kalispell, Montana!
Donnel and I just had a great week of visiting together in the snowy north, for Donnel’s birthday. You can see the Mission range of mountains behind us in the first photo, taken by Donnel’s cousin Kent, a little ways out of town in Bigfork. A marvelous friend from Christ Church Episcopal, Kalispell, named Jeannie Fischer gave us matching buffalo plaid pullovers so we wouldn’t freeze!
The church in Kalispell is active in outreach in many ways: advocating for the homeless, helping to shelter teens at risk of homelessness while still in high school, welcoming people at a soup kitchen, and helping with summer camp programs such as the one for children whose parents are incarcerated. Those are just the first projects that come to mind. The Flathead valley is truly beautiful, but it has a lot of folks who live on the margins financially.
The people of Christ Church enjoy each other’s company too, a LOT! It’s another image of the Kingdom – good things pouring out, multiplying, in places even beyond Haiti!
I am on my way back to FSRL now, between flights, and I promise more good news and pictures later this week!