Genuine Beauty

“I think missionaries are beautiful people because they carry treasure so that those searching can find it.” –Minister Allan Howard What does it mean to be beautiful? It exceeds just glamour, it is more than skin deep. A good dictionary would emphasize that in order to be beautiful one has to epitomize a very high and…

The Living Water

The Artibonite River meanders from the high mountains of the Dominican Republic, through vast Haitian plains down to the rolling emerald waves of the sea. It marks the boundary between Lubin and a neighbouring village. We assume that the dark water is at least an intimidating ninety foot width. The jade forest lacing the banks…

That Our Souls May Truly Bless Him

It is Sunday and the church is full to the brim. Neatly dressed children huddle together and a tired head finds comfort in a neighbour’s lap. Red roses cascade from the ceiling in some places and cerulean paper rings tumble down in others. It has taken arduous hours of work to adorn the church in…