Living The Life That God Has For Us....

God's Plumbline Ministries is called to repair devastation in the lives of God's people allowing restoration both physically and spiritually. Providing creative solutions for employment, education and life skills allowing God to repair and restore hope.  Empowering each community to establish a secure foundation both inside and out, while keeping in tact God given talents and uniqueness, not focusing on man's ways but God's ways.  Developing working relationships within social and economic circles, working hand in hand with community leaders to bring the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Candy seemed like a good idea

This was Oct. 2000 in #Haiti
Five very brave friends embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. 
Her name is Shirley, she was dressed in her best. 
Traveling alone, oh so tiny and such an old soul. 
She didn't say a peep, ever. 
Her hair seemed red, a sign of severe malnutrition we would learn much later. 
For some strange reason it seems like a good idea to bring huge bags of suckers for the kids. 
Candy, it proved to break the barrier between us, like an unspoken language. 
She liked #hugs, always smiled, never complained. 
Looking at her, her story may seem carefree. 
And yet, in my mind I know it to be the farthest thing from the truth. 
How do you leave your family? 
Yet, she did, like so many others.

Monday, August 24, 2015

No One Believed Us

This was October 2000 in #Haiti.
Five very brave friends embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. #comewhatmay 
She was the sickest of the five children. 
Her story, well, it's hard to explain. 
It is layers of complicated. 
There are many highs and lows. 
When we got to PAP #Port no one #believed she was real. 
All of it, still has a sting.
People pointed.
The questions still hang in my mind, for Haiti, Africa, India.
All the places I have been have a thread that pulls them, lumps them into a space and place that seems like it shouldn't be real. 
Time worked against us on this trip, this one and others. 
Her life would hang in the balance more than once.
Her life set a fire in motion deep within.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Boy, my boy

This was Oct. 2000, five brave friends embarked on a journey to #HaitiOn this journey they would cross paths with five #miracle children. 
He stood in his tiny mountain village with his family watching us with curiosity as if nothing was wrong. 
Nothing, outside of the fact that his leg had literally burst from within because of raging infection lingering from a break several months prior to our visit. 
He is now grown. 
He calls me "mom". #blessed 
He knows his story well, I have lived it with him, walked the same dirt roads with him and actually met his family. 
His story has tested my faith to the core of my being. 
His story has given me hope, compassion and the ability to fight for something outside of myself. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Five Friends

These five #brave friends left #Atlanta in October 2000. 
We booked our tickets for #Haiti after collecting, well begging for stuff to sell at garage sales to earn money for our tickets. 
We now hate garage sales! 
Buy your clothes at the Goodwill the haters told us, we believed them.  #fools 
Once in Haiti our leader said, "you will see what God sees every day. It will be a gift, it will change you." 
We had zero experience to prepare us for what would come. #comewhatmay #adoption #grateful#brave #missions #neverthesame #hope

Monday, August 17, 2015

Come What May....

This was October 2000 in #Haiti

Five very brave friends embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever. #comewhatmay 

 One of those friends will take this tiny little girl (now grown) and her #forever #family back to the place it all began. 

She will hear her story as we know it, walk the same dirt roads and meet the people who live in that tiny little place high in the mountains where all of our lives changed. 

We all agreed we would live a better story because of her, the other children and their brave mothers who let them go with us that day. #brave #haiti#neverthesame #friends #adoption 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seeds Planted

Dear Sheila,

Greetings in the wonderful Name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I hope you are all doing great. On my side I am doing fine too.
Dear Sheila, I do appreciate the seed you planted in my mind during the time you were in Tanzania. Since you shared your experience on how you helped women in Haiti, I started working on that idea, glory to God last year I started a Tailoring training center in order to empower women. Last year 6 women achieved their training and now we have 10 candidates.

God bless you so much for bringing this generous idea. We need your prayers please.

The idea was born for Haiti but now it's also helping in Tanzania and I hope it will help more people in different countries.
I appreciate you,
Nack Imatha