“Friends” versus Kentucky Friends

I had a really good day today! I woke up at 4am and flew to PAP and was back in time for lunch! When does that happen?? Janeil, Andy, Mary Beth and the Kids Against Hunger group are here. We started a feeding station of 100 people at Three Rivers. Andy and Curtis plan to be on the road at 6am tomorrow to survey some damage and get some good pictures. So overall – I feel like we’re finally starting to get on track. We hope to head to the far west tomorrow – and by “we” I mean everyone but me 🙂

I felt like it was time to have something a little “light”! I feel like the last few posts have been so much drama……imagine me being apart of drama. Go figure! 🙂 I got this from a friend today and since I’m from Kentucky…I thought it was cute and very true!! 

Friends vs. Kentucky  Friends


FRIENDS: Never ask for food. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Always bring the food.


FRIENDS: Will say ‘hello’. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.


FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad.


FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Cry with you.


FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, and just being together.


FRIENDS: Know a few things about you. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.


FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s what the crowd is doing. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds’ back-ends that left you.


FRIENDS: Would knock on your door. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, ‘I’m home!’


FRIENDS: Will visit you in jail. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will spend the night in jail with you – may even be the reason you’re there!.


FRIENDS: Will visit you in the hospital when you’re sick.  

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home.


Friends: Have you on speed dial. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Have your number memorized.


FRIENDS: Are for a while. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Are for life.


FRIENDS: Might ignore this. 

Kentucky FRIENDS: Will forward this to all their WEST VIRGINIA Friends.

Well – hope you enjoyed a lighter posting for today. It’s just been a lighter day – feeling extremely blessed right now. Seems like they’re finding a new route to get through Gonaives – there is hope that we might be able to get trucks through there by next week! Agape Flights called and we’re going to try to work out a way for them to help. Janeil wants to go to market tomorrow and “see” exactly how hard it is to find rice/beans/soap/etc.  There is still so much work to do – but for the first time since we arrived – I feel like we’re really ready to tackle it – head on!

Sometimes I think Janeil’s presence alone makes all of us missionaries feel more confident  – so I’m really happy to have my brother here today. It just helps to have someone to bounce off ideas  – and he’s got a lot of ideas of his own on how we can be effective in giving hurricane relief. He can only be here a week – he’s got a baby due very soon! Please be in prayer for Heather as she’s very pregnant and I’m sure wishes she had Janeil with her in case the baby decided to meet the world early. She makes a lot of sacrifices sharing Janeil with so many people.  Pray this week will go by fast for her.

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