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Sorry we have not posted in a while. Currently Denise, Banning, and Easton are quite sick but on the mend. Reagan and I had it this last weekend. Thankfully we got to go to a Thanksgiving dinner at the Tluceks house and had a wonderful time. On friday morning is when it hit…This is our first major sickness.

There is a possibility I had either malaria, dengue fever, or just a bad flu. This also goes for Denise and the boys. Naomi even is sick. We hope to feel better this week.

In taking chloroquine my eyes feel like they are wanting to pop out of my head!! Fun fun in beautiful Haiti! Our internet connection (actually most of the country) has been very sporatic. Seems like its ok for now. We will update you more as we are able.

In His Service,
Sean, Denise, and family

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And here is a little of this weekend’s service…

In His Service,
Sean Blesh

Small World:

Our Fed Ex guy from Kuna was here!! We know Gordon from when we lived in Kuna as he delivered many parcels to our area & we first knew of him from several years back from some transracial adoption meetings.

I just happened to be with Byron Tlucek running errands one morning when we stopped by one of the local guest houses to pick someone up. I knew I recognized him from somewhere but thought I must had seen or met him from around here.

I’ve met so many new people & faces since we have been here, I figured I had already met him here but had forgotten who he was.

It turns out he is a friend of the Tluceks & is from Idaho. Then it hit me. He is our Fed Ex deliverer in Kuna!! I had remembered him specifically from those transracial adoption meetings because he did a lot of the talking & God used him to spark some interest in our hearts for transracial adoptions. Then like 5-6 years later we met again in his Fed Ex truck once we moved to Kuna & I mentioned then that I had remembered him from those meetings. We have seen him frequently as our Fed Ex guy for the last 3 years…

Gordon was here to finally bring home 2 more beautiful children his family is adopting.

It was a blessing to run into him again all the way in Haiti!!

What a small world really!

Gordon we hope all is well with you & your growing family!

Here are 2 pictures of them when they were here:
Gordon & kids Gordon’s daughter

Heartline Ministiries Womens Program:

This program is wonderful & focuses on helping Haitian women to learn life skills to help enable them to take care of their own children instead of abandoning them or not having the means to care for them. Their are 15 Haitian women in the class right now. My first day was quite hard (emotionally), as these women have many trials & hardships in their everyday lives. We took history on the women, took their blood pressure & measured their uteruses if they were pregnant.

Heartline has a sewing class for these women. They are also learning some english, proper skills to raise & care for a baby, prenatal care, hearing the gospel, learning how to pray, & all kinds of info. on healthcare & hygiene.

They come once a week for the prenatal class & get 3 hard boiled eggs each & a glass of whole milk. The women also get a weeks worth of prenatal vitamins.

Many of the babies born in this country have various disabilities due to extremely poor nutrition, especially lack of protein, while in the womb.

Shelley Tlucek teaching me about the Womens Program:
Shelley Denise Shelley weighing one of the babies Denise with David

Kesline:
Kesline is still staying with us on the weekends. She is doing really well and we are enjoying her.
Reagan & Kesline reading together & Kesline in her weekend bed at our house:
Reagan & Kesline Kesline

These are some pics of the QCS High Schoolers & Middle Schoolers during Chapel:
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More QCS Pics:
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Naomi:
Naomi is doing awesome! She is really learning a lot & growing!
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It has been raining here all week night and day. This causes severe flooding as well as mudslides. People in the low lying areas were really hit hard by this latest storm. It was also unseasonably cool which also is difficult for people who are already soaking wet. We have been blessed with a dry place to sleep and some electricity while others have suffered much.

This week has also been difficult for the staff and students of QCS. We lost a great friend, teacher, leader, coach in Katie Broecker. I worked with Katie on the yearbook staff and she will be sorely missed. We only had school on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday was Katie’s memorial here in Haiti. Thursday and Friday there was no school for all saints and all souls day. Today is really the first day it hasn’t rained. It still might this evening so we’ll see.

During this week we went to a Haitian run orphanage and here are some pictures of the visit:

Denise and I were so proud of our children wanting to help and participate. We hope these outings will help them in their lives and help them to appreciate and care for others.

The person who took us is another amazing lady named Kim Hargrove. At just 23 she is really doing God’s work here in Haiti. Hey there might just be a possibility that we could work together in the near future!! She had some pencils and stuffed animals that were donated and we went to the orphanage to hand them out. These kids were so respectful!! They waited patiently and took turns without pushing or shoving. I also promised them a soccer ball the next time I came back. Anyone have an extra one?? They were playing with a flat mini soccer ball. Friends back home have asked “what can you use??” Well as you can see just the littlest things really give these kids hope. Pencils, small stuffed animals, paper, craft items, anything like that. We will be sure to get these items to these kids. Kim is also going to get with Cherie Kay Sessions (who is a physical therapist) to go to this orphanage to work with the boy (Angelo) who is in the purple shirt. He is walking better now but some therapy would do a world of good for him.

That is all for now but we will keep updating as things happen (which is everyday!!)

IN HIS SERVICE,
Sean