Upon our return from Haiti, Cathi and I sat down with our kids within that first week back and talked about what we had done and what we felt God telling us through people, experiences, and in our prayer time. We let them ask questions and share what their thoughts and feelings were about everything, as well. When we had discussed, each member of the family wrote a simple "yes" or "no" on a piece of paper and put it into a basket. The question was whether God was telling them that our family belonged in Haiti. Our family came back with a unanimous "yes"! The decision then, really becomes whether we will obey and follow where God is leading us.
Since talking with our children, we've been on the phone, talking with family members to tell them of the news, as well as I've met with staff from our church to let them know, as well. We're so grateful for the support we have in them, as well as in you, who are reading this. Thank you for that support. Thank you for praying with us as we sought God's will for our family. Please continue to lift us up in prayer as we make this transition (and as we serve in Haiti!).