Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 22:37-39

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Week

Hello everyone!
Well the start of a new week & we are just praying we can all get better soon.
Lyndlee was seen by a doctor again last week & we were told she had scarlet fever.  But the fever finally broke praise the Lord, now she is starting to peel at her fingers, toes, knees & elbows which is apart of scarlet fever.  She seems to be getting better each day but now I seem to have a little something. We are just praying it isn't strep throat.
We finished up first quarter grades, hard to believe time has gone by that fast here.
We enjoyed a nice weekend & had some great family time.  We are looking forward to a Halloween party we are having this Friday night at a teachers house.  We don't have costumes but Lyndlee will be going as a Chinese girl since we have her dress from Taiwan with us!  We will post pictures later of that!
Funny story from this week, we went to the 7 eleven to buy some more powder milk for Lyndlee & were also excited to see some apples there!  When we were paying, the cashier asked if Lyndlee was my baby, I said yes!  She said oh no, you lie to me.  She just kept saying that so I tried to explain she is my baby, that we adopted her from Taiwan.  Not for sure if she really understood!  It gave us good laughs though.
We are so thankful to be here in Haiti, continue to pray that we can all start feeling better.  Continue to pray for all teachers & students here at Sonlight.
 A praise, the boat did leave Miami last week, should be here soon in Haiti with our new generator & packages from friends & family.  It will feel like Christmas in October!
Much love,
Janna, Brennan & Lyndlee Jya-Ying

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Hard Week

This week was probably our hardest here in Haiti.  Lyndlee has been very sick.  We were hoping the doctor would be here this week so that he could look at her.  Luckily there was a nurse here this week with the group that came in & she was great help, along with advice from our mothers, sisters, & several women here!  Lyndlee was running a high fever, had a rash all over her body, wouldn't eat & sleep.  We were told to keep her cool but that was a challenge since we didn't have power.  So most of the days we put her in the tub with cold water to keep the fever down & to relieve her from the rash.  We still don't know exactly what she has, we have her on medicine right now thinking possibly she may have strep throat or an allergic reaction to something.  So this week has been hard watching our baby girl be so sick, not being able to help her much.  Than there is this awful virus going around our students & teachers that Brennan got the beginning of the week & I got it towards the end.  We appreciate all your prayers during this time, please keep praying for Lyndlee & that she will continue to feel better.  Our good friends/neighbors had quite a scare with Amanda being very sick.  But she also is on medicine right now so please pray for their family & that she can continue to feel better.
Yesterday morning we wanted to get out of the house & enjoy the holiday/day off here in Haiti so we took a hike.  It was beautiful sights we saw, from the ocean view, the mountains, the Haitian people coming out to greet us & smile at Lyndlee.  It was a great day & we thank God for it!  
Enjoy the pictures!  We love you all!  Please keep praying the boat can make here to us with the new generator, they are telling us it will arrive Oct 22nd so we wait & pray!  We have had power for 4 days now & are loving it!  We feel spoiled even!
Janna, Brennan & Lyndlee Jya-Ying

Sunday, October 5, 2008

We slept great last night!

Well, last time I wrote, I said we had power, well we lost it that very next day & went another 7 days with no electricity.  So we survived 14 days with no power!  It was long & hard at times but the Lord brought us through.  Last night about 8pm we got power, we slept so great!  It went off once, & I was thinking Lord why would you give us a taste & than have it taken away again.  But Brennan reminded me that we need to praise Him just for that taste, even if it was a short one!  So we went to bed thankful & woke up to power still.  I can't tell you how excited we are to do laundry, to cook again, to have light, to shower with hot water!  There is a new generator on its way by boat, we are all hoping that we can raise enough money for a second generator.  
Thanks for all your prayers & support during this trying time.  We appreciate it so much & you have all uplifted us!
Lord Bless you all!  Enjoy the pictures, the girls got so good at helping wash our clothes by hand!  The days we have been off school we spend lesson planning, going to see my students at their homes, one day I had some students over to play.  There is also a picture of some of Brennan's students at the Bible College!  
Tomorrow we start at school again, please be praying for all the students/teachers at Sonlight!
Janna, Brennan & Lyndlee