Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Antoinette became a friend of Heartline Ministries after the earthquake. She was on the U.S. Naval ship for an amputation due to an earthquake injury and because she was pregnant, she had her son on the ship too. Her post-surgery recovery happened at the temporary field hospital Heartline operated. She and her family have been in our lives ever since.

A few weeks back she tore her prosthetic leg when it caught on a piece of metal on a tap-tap (public transportation).  Today she met with these fabulous guys at Project Medishare to ask them about a replacement leg. I was touched by how loving they were to her. 

She shared her earthquake story, Ronald (right) listened intently. When the new leg was not exactly perfect they urged her to tell them what she needed to make it fit better. It has been a long time since I saw such wonderful and kind customer service and because Thomas (training others in Haiti since the earthquake- He came after being trained in Kenya) and Ronald (being trained now) were so excellent today, I wanted to acknowlege it.  

They truly brought joy and hope into my day with the kindness they showed and the way they did their work with love and percision. 

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“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” 
― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” 
― Booker T. Washington

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” 
― Henry James