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The story began on Christmas 1985 when I was just nine years old. I received my first camera as a gift that year. It was film, of course. One of those old-fashioned rectangular Kodak cameras, I’m quite sure. $10? $15? $20 max? Who knows how much that camera cost. I might not have known it…

I held two long-standing dreams for my 40th birthday. Run a marathon Take a mission trip to Haiti with my husband Run a Marathon I was going to run Grandma’s Marathon in June 2016 or Twin Cities Marathon in October 2016. The dream to run a marathon for my 40th was serious and alive for a…

I bought her from a street vendor in Haiti. Poverty stricken men begged for our business. They didn’t have to beg me a second for her. I saw her. I wanted her from the minute I laid eyes on her. I bought her for $12. Didn’t barter a cent. She’s worth far more. If she were to break, I…

Friends, I’m so excited to share some awesome news with you today! Let’s just say I’ve had a hard time keeping it to myself. I can barely contain the joy, so let’s get right to it! When I went on the sponsor trip to Haiti with Compassion International last February, I met a 2-year-old boy named Charles. I wrote a…

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  • Stephanie GreenDecember 5, 2014 - 7:37 pm

    Being a fellow traveler on last months Haiti trip with Tony, I remember meeting Charles, as well. What a happy little boy! What a blessing that you two will be to each other.As for Tony finding you- I am not surprised 🙂 God works mightily through him – he was a blessing to us all!ReplyCancel

    • AmyDecember 6, 2014 - 6:10 am

      So glad you found and read the post, Stephanie, and that you met little Charles, too! What a blessing that you had in that trip to Haiti. As for me, I’d go back any day.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen Wendt O'DonnellDecember 5, 2014 - 3:15 am

    Way cool!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah HinojosaDecember 4, 2014 - 7:55 pm

    Wow!! God is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri SiebertDecember 4, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    This story gives me goodbumps and brings brings tears to my eyes, only God could make this happen 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Antonio MaciasDecember 3, 2014 - 9:46 pm

    I’m brought to tears and humbled by this experience. I desire to be used even more by him. I am filled with so much joy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sandi BishopDecember 3, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Only God! amen!ReplyCancel

  • Donna McMorrowDecember 3, 2014 - 8:35 pm

    What a wonderful way that God has revealed Himself. Thank you for sharing. May God continue to bless you and Charles.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Heska KingDecember 3, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Oh my word. I’ve got chill bumps!ReplyCancel

    • AmyDecember 3, 2014 - 7:19 pm

      I hear ya, Sandra! This is good stuff. 🙂ReplyCancel

It sounds dramatic. But it’s true. I had to fly away to find myself. Nearly nine months ago, I found myself alone in a hotel room in Miami, Florida. I’d spent several hours on a flight from Minneapolis, so when I arrived at the hotel, all I wanted to do was get out for a walk…