Monday, May 28, 2012

Count Down

Komen ou ye?
Mwen tre byen.  mesi.
Kisa ou rele?
Mwen rele Ben.
Kilaj ou?
Mwen 15.
Bondy Beniou
Mesi anpil.

We leave for Haiti in 2 weeks from today!  Can't wait to talk to the kids I will meet there.  Feeling a little nervous and very excited.  I hope we will be able to serve God in a mighty way!!  Stay tuned......

by Ben Ose

Thursday, May 3, 2012


In one month and one day we will embark upon our mission trip to Haiti!  A lot has happened since we started planning this adventure including the upcoming move of our dear friends and mission partners Nick and Sarah Beckman.  I consider it an extra blessing that we will get this special time with them before they head out on their next adventure in New Mexico!

Also, in the weeks leading up to this point we have had the privilege of meeting with our team and team leaders to prepare our hearts for this trip.  Jeff has so beautifully shared how his life has changed over the past 6 years from a life of seeking success to a life of seeking SIGNIFICANCE.  Significance....things that matter, things that are eternal, things that go beyond ourselves and change the lives of others.  I feel so blessed that at the impressionable ages of the boys going on this trip, they will have the chance to be mentored by a man who has found the joy and blessing of seeking a life of purpose and of being available to God and His will.  It makes me think of the verse in Matthew when Jesus reminds us, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also".  I am not exactly sure what it looks like to live a life seeking significance, but I am excited to give it a try and see what God has in store!

I also want to thank all of you for your SIGNIFICANT prayers, support, and donations to our mission trip and Healing Haiti.  We are all so blessed by your gifts and honored to have you as part of our team.

On a lighter note, we have decided to change our fundraising pancake breakfast to a charity garage sale to benefit our mission trip and Healing Haiti.  Be sure to stop by and see us!

Saturday, May 12th, 2012  8:00am - 12:00pm in the Cul De Sac at 9063 Gould Rd.  Eden prairie, MN 55347

Pictured is Gus living a life of Significance in his eyes :)