West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

A stick of gum, a bottle of lemonade

The days in Haiti are so long and packed with activities it’s hard to remember at the end of the day what I actually did this morning.  After Morning Prayer on the lovely shaded patio, and several cups of delicious … Read More

Ode to Reynolds Cheney

We were enjoying dinner and “adult beverages” last night at the Hotel Montana when Jennifer, our SVC development coordinator, handed me her phone to show me the announcement of the death of Reynolds Cheney  It hit me like a stone … Read More

An Insiders View of Haiti

Today I saw the wonderful new school and reconnected with many old friends.  Marie Carmelle gave me a tour, including the bedrooms which are filled with natural light.  The old site had dark shadowy airless closet spaces filled with bunk … Read More

First night in Haiti

Sweating in my room at the guest house, I am thinking over our first day in Haiti today   I do have two fans going which is a blessing.  There is promise of that AC unit coming on at some … Read More

St. Vincent’s Spring 2017 Newsletter

                      An Easter message from  Père Frantz “Fanfan” Cole (Director, Centre Saint Vincent)   ALLELUIA! CHRIST IS RISEN! We have walked together through the 40 days of Lent and learned to … Read More

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Part 4 by Sonya Yencer

TUESDAY :: PART 4 :: Sometimes jewelry making wasn’t about the final product; it was all about the process.  Meet Bens. He has no physical disability, but rather a mental one. He gives the world’s longest, most precious hugs every … Read More

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Part 3 by Sonya Yencer

TUESDAY :: PART 3 :: The afternoon was spent finishing the earrings we began on Monday. Little did we know that ALL of the blind children had either music or Braille class on Tuesday after school! One of the greatest … Read More

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Part 2 by Sonya Yencer

TUESDAY :: PART 2 :: While Sherye was at the board meeting, Sonya spent time with “Drew’s Kids” while waiting for some guests from Memphis to arrive. [Back story: Anyone who knows Deacon Drew Woodruff from West Tennessee Haiti Partnership … Read More

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Part 1 by Sonya Yencer

TUESDAY :: PART 1 :: Our second day in our favorite Caribbean country. Today, Sherye went in one direction, Sonya in another. We’ll begin with Sherye.  Sherye serves as the educational advisor on St. Vincent’s Governing Board, a newly established … Read More

Lent 2017: Turn My Heart of Stone into a Heart of Flesh, by Drew Woodruff

Lent 2017: Turn My Heart of Stone into a Heart of Flesh Lenten meditation Friday, March 24 Mark 12:28-34 It is more important to obey these two commandments than to offer other sacrifices to God.   The West Tennessee Haiti … Read More