At the staff retreat, Norm did an excellent job presenting the topic of creating/fostering discipleship. The staff thoroughly enjoyed his presentations and were engrossed in discussions during the break. The staffers and their spouses attended the meetings. There were approximately 50 present at each of the scheduled meetings and Norm did a most excellent job addressing the issue of how we nurture the next generation to fear the Lord.
Ruth Van Dam is explaining how the CRC is at work in Haiti by being a partner organization. The Van Dam's have been in Haiti for more than 15 years and are a great asset to other missionaries sent by our church to Haiti. Their gift of hospitality during our first year made our transition a possibility. They truly are God's messengers in Haiti.
The beach with beautiful sand and warm ocean water:-) The boat was from the US doing geological surveys of the Haitin shoreline. It was a land craft with a total of five Americans onboard, all from Maine. They were the crew and the surveyors:-)