Friday, December 27, 2013

T minus 14 days to Haiti!

14 days!!

We are so excited!  We are so ready!  We are so not ready!

Yeah, you read that right.. WE are ready.  Unfortunately it's not an easy task to move 8 people to another country!  We have been cleaning, clearing, organizing, downsizing, and repeating said process over and over for the last few weeks and even more so this week.  I am over it- lol However, I can't wait for the end result!

Praising the Lord -
The house is SOLD!   We close next Friday - Jan 3 and will head out shortly after closing to some dear friend's house in Arkansas for a couple of days and then on the road again to Georgia to spend time with family and then we are off one final time on the road to Florida.  We will fly out of Florida on Jan 10 and arrive in Haiti a couple of hours later!  YIPEE!!

Updated Need:

We have booked our flights!  Thanks to the Lord helping us sell some of our equipment we were able to book our flights to Haiti!

FOR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS:

Make a tax-deductible check to:
Youth With A Mission Haiti
PO Box 236
Akron, PA 17501
NOTE: Please make all checks payable to YWAM Haiti and include a separate note designating how you would like to see the funds used. THANK YOU!!
If you are wanting to donate by year end, PLEASE let us know your intentions.  I know this is soon but this is urgent.  We need to raise the funds quickly.  Please share this with those you think would be blessed by the work we will be doing and who would prayerfully consider coming on board with us as support members.  This seems like a large number but really, for an entire family of 8 people to go overseas for 5 months, it's not that much! 
We cannot do this alone.  We are not called to do this alone.  We are a family in Christ and we need the support of our brothers and sisters as we spread the Gospel.  
Here is a breakdown - would you consider covering one of these items? Consider doing a  fundraiser within your small group or within your family or coworkers to get an item fully funded. We are happy to come speak and share our hearts and plans with your group! If you have a large group that can do $100 a piece and there are 40 folks.. boom a tuition is covered.  
DTS tuition Bryan - $4,000
DTS tuition Alecia - $4,000
DTS room/board for all 6 Horner Kids - $5200
Airfare to Haiti - DONE!
Airfare back from Haiti - needed by June - $1376-$2000 depending on changes
Will you prayerfully consider donating to this cause?
*if you don't care about it being tax deductible - you can donate with the button on the right of the blog too :) 
If you do donate, please let us know as it takes a while to go through processing with YWAM and we need to be able to know what we need to raise still and where we are at in our budget.  
Thank you in advance for giving

Please pray about giving and helping to send the Horner family to work in Haiti!

Time is drawing near.  We need your help and we need your prayers.

Tuition and fees must be paid when we arrive in Haiti on Jan 10, 2014.  That's 2 weeks from today.  Will you help us?

MONTHLY SUPPORT - AUTOMATED - CAN BE DONE HERE:


https://kingscross.webconnex.com/horners


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Everything Changes..

If you are now singing the song.. you're welcome!

We have had a lot of change happen in our plans to go to Haiti over the last month or so.  All for the better and nothing bad!  So super excited to share with you about our new plan that God has set before us.  We have been accepted into a Discipleship Training School (DTS) that takes place in Haiti through a mission organization called Youth With a Mission (YWAM).  This schooling is a 5 month program in which we spend the first 3 months intently building our relationship with Christ. We focus on who he is, who he is in us, to us and through us!  We will spend time in worship, lecture, one on one discipleship and then put that into action.  We will spend the following 2 months on mission around Haiti sharing the love of Christ and what we have had poured into us we then pour out into the Haitian people.  We are so very very excited about this!

If you'd like to check out the program to know more about what we're doing you can click here:
www.ywamhaiti.org

Great news also is that we are able to be home for the holidays; which our family is super happy about!

The school starts on January 12, 2014.  We are to arrive in country on January 10, 2014.  We will live on the YWAM base in St. Marc, Haiti.  We will have an apartment for our family while the other students will live with each other.  We will be on campus together but this way we still can maintain our family unit a little more comfortably.  Yes, all of the kids are going with us.  I don't know why that's an automatic question for most people when we say we are moving to Haiti to be missionaries but it is. lol  So, just to reassure you all, yes, we love all our kids and have decided to keep them with us even when we go overseas! LOL  Seriously, I don't know what I'd do without them!

So, I know you all have some questions and I hope to answer them all - if I don't and you want to ask - please do!

Have you sold your house?  Not yet.  Praying for the right buyer and the right price and praying it comes soon!

When is the school? Jan to June 2014

What happens after school?  We will come home briefly to debrief everyone and raise monthly support if our goal is not met by then and then  head back to be commissioned in the field.

Will you still be teaching at the Bible College and partnering with the orphanage you had planned to?  No, we have decided to do this route as it is safer for us and is where we can get more training and support to be able to effectively minister.

What is the cost?  The cost of the DTS for Bryan and I is $4,000 each.  The kids will only be charged for food which is about $130 a kid a month.

What about airfare?  We have an awesome travel agent with Golden Rule Travel which works with missionaries and humanitarian agencies that we have used for all of our adoptions and mission travel.  They have some great pricing right now on our tickets to Haiti.  We plan to leave from Florida to reduce the cost of flying 8 people overseas.  The cost from Florida to Port au Prince as of a few days ago was only $172 a person one way!  Super great price!

One way?  Aren't you coming back? Yes, we are. It is cheaper to do one way tickets right now with not knowing for sure our return date.  We don't want to have to change the flights and end up paying a $150 per person change fee.  Makes sense right?

What do your kids think?  They are ready to go!  They have their days of course where they get sad about their friends they will leave behind here but they are excited about the new friends they will make in Haiti and they understand we are here to make a difference and to share the love of Christ with others.  They are excited to be able to do so in Haiti!  They are looking forward to the warmth and can't wait to play with all the kids there.

What's the long and short of it?

Well, we need to raise some funds.  A lot of funds.  We need to purchase plane tickets, pay for our family to attend DTS and raise monthly support.

We have had several people ask how they can support us.  We need your help and we need it fast.  We have until Dec 15 to book our flights and we need to pay our fees.  That is just a few days y'all!  We just got accepted into this school this last week and thus the short notice.  We had told you we needed $20,000 or so to get our family there originally with our first plan and that number has actually decreased for this program.  Rather than having to rent a house and a car, that money will go to the DTS instead.  This is a sound investment in our future and the future of those The Lord will bring into our paths.

While we had hoped to sell our home and use those funds to get us there, it hasn't happened yet and The Lord has been dealing with us on our pride and the fact that we didn't want to ask for money or have to depend on others to help us do his work... well, that is a wrong way of thinking.  We are all part of the same body and we are called to help each other.   We all have a part to play in missions.  All are called to share the good news!  Some are called to go, others are called to send.  When we heard the Lord ask if we would go - we said yes.  We do need you.

Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”



Matthew 28:19, 20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

We need your help to do this work.  All donations made through YWAM are 100% tax deductible.  If you are looking for a great year end tax deduction, please consider donating to our missionary work.  Here is the address for YWAM - 

If you want to help pay for our DTS please send it here WITH a note saying it is for The HORNER FAMILY DTS TUITION.  It is imperative you put our name with your check.  

FOR MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS:

Make a tax-deductible check to:
Youth With A Mission Haiti
PO Box 236
Akron, PA 17501
NOTE: Please make all checks payable to YWAM Haiti and include a separate note designating how you would like to see the funds used. THANK YOU!!
If you are wanting to donate by year end, PLEASE let us know your intentions.  We need to know by Dec 15 what we have coming in.  I know this is soon but this is urgent.  We need to raise the funds quickly to make this happen.  Please share this with those you think would be blessed by the work we will be doing and who would prayerfully consider coming on board with us as support members.  This seems like a large number but really, for an entire family of 8 people to go overseas for 5 months, it's not that much! 
We cannot do this alone.  We are not called to do this alone.  We are a family in Christ and we need the support of our brothers and sisters as we spread the Gospel.  
Here is a breakdown - would you consider covering one of these items? Consider doing a  fundraiser within your small group or within your family or coworkers to get an item fully funded. We are happy to come speak and share our hearts and plans with your group! If you have a large group that can do $100 a piece and there are 40 folks.. boom a tuition is covered.  
DTS tuition Bryan - $4,000
DTS tuition Alecia - $4,000
DTS room/board for all 6 Horner Kids - $5200
Airfare to Haiti - $1376
Airfare back from Haiti - needed by June - $1376-$2000 depending on changes
Will you prayerfully consider donating to this cause?
*if you don't care about it being tax deductible - you can donate with the button on the right of the blog too :) 
If you do donate, please let us know as it takes a while to go through processing with YWAM and we need to be able to know what we need to raise still and where we are at in our budget.  
Thank you in advance for giving! 





Monday, October 14, 2013

How you can help!

Well, we have sold just about everything we own!  We have our major baking/kitchen equipment left from the shop still.  We listed the house on the market this last Thursday and have had 6 showings.  No offers just yet, but we are praying!  We are now down to 46 days before we are scheduled to head to Haiti.  We have a few things we need to do to get there.  Most importantly is funding.

I have had several people ask how they can support us and what our financial needs/goals are.  I wanted to put this out there for you.

We need $20,000 to move our family of 8 to Haiti and get established with a home and vehicle.  Here is an idea of what you could do to help us achieve this goal:

If we were to raise $20,000 in the next 46 days (including today) we'd need to raise about $435 a day in one time gifts.

We also need monthly support to keep the mission funded of $2500.

We would love to have partners that can do $25 a month - if we had 26 people giving $25 a month that would cover 26% of our budget for the mission!

If we then had 25 people giving $50 a month that would cover another 50% of the budget for the mission!

Then we'd need 6 people giving $100 a month to cover the remaining 24% of the budget!!

Can you be one of the 6?  One of the 25?  One of the 26?

Missions is all about partnership.  Some are called to go and others are called to send.  Want to be a part of spreading the Gospel in Haiti but can't go yourself?  Partner with us and through your funding you will be laboring with us in the great commission!


You can go here to make both one time donations as well as sign up for monthly support.  https://kingscross.webconnex.com/gob  ***Be sure to put in the notes it is for THE HORNER FAMILY. ***

Side note now - updated pics!  Here are our family pics we did last week.  First ones since everyone has joined our family!  





















Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Horners in Haiti- Answering the call!


Horners in Haiti:
Answering the Call.

Bryan and Alecia Horner
September 10, 2013
The Background
God started a fire, years ago, he started a passion in our hearts for the lost people of this world.  You see, when I (Alecia) was only about 8 years old it was prophesied over my life that I would be a missionary.  It was confirmed throughout my life and then as I grew up and got married it was spoken again over my marriage and my family.  A few years went by and we weren’t sure where we were to go or how we were to be a part of the mission field but we trusted that God knew those things.  We went about our lives and answered God’s call on our lives of adoption; overseas, 2 times; 3 kids.  We then came back and felt the Lord leading us in a different direction.  We began to really seek what it was God had for us and still were not sure of when or how or what was next.  Fast forward to May 20, 2013.  The day of the worst tornado in the history of the world.  My family and I were taking shelter in the Moore Medical Center when it took a direct hit from that EF-5 and was destroyed.  We felt the hand of God over us and honestly, we thought it was there to pick us up and take us home.  None of us ever expected to walk out of that building alive, much less unscathed!  God in his great mercy and infinite wisdom had other plans.  You see, we shouldn’t have lived through that tornado.  We should have died in all human reasoning, that building should have imploded on us; but it didn’t.  We were spared.  This was a wake up call for us.  We felt more than ever that God had a call on our lives and had left us here for a very specific reason and that was to impact this world for him and for his kingdom!  We began to cry out to God to show us why he saved us.  What did he want us to do? 
The Message
A couple of weeks after the tornado we were in our church service and our pastor was teaching over missions. This was a break in a series that he was doing as he felt the Lord leading him to preach on missions and the call to do one of two things.. SEND or GO.  He did say we had one other option and that was to sin.  I knew in my heart of hearts that we are the ones that are called to GO.  I didn’t know what that looked like as in where or when.  I began to wrestle with God over this during the closing prayer time before the altar was open for ministry.  I was trying to rationalize what was going on in my life.  I was saying “well, maybe those guys got it wrong.”  “Maybe we aren’t supposed to go?”  “Maybe we are supposed to go when the kids are older.”  They are older.  “Maybe when they all grow up?”  Maybe when they get married.”  “No, we’ll want to be here for college”  “We can’t miss out on weddings and grandkids.”  Before I knew it I had “maybe’d” my life away!  I was in the grave and hadn’t done anything of what the Lord was now calling me to do.  I tried rationalizing that by us paying our tithe we are sending.  I couldn’t shake it though.  I know.. I am to go!  We are to GO! 

 I then began telling God how I wanted confirmation that what I was feeling in my spirit was REALLY him.  I felt him telling me to go down for prayer and surrender to the call.  I said “Ok God, if this is really what you want me to do.. you’ll tell me who to go to for prayer.” to which he responded “open your eyes.”  I opened my eyes and saw two sets of feet walking side by side and quickly closed my eyes again thinking, “Ok, if those people are actually there to pray for people and not going down for prayer themselves then I’ll know.”  “Oh, and if you really want me to go, you’ll tell Bryan too.”  The prayer was concluded, the worship music started up and the altars were open.  I raised my head from prayer and felt Bryan grabbing my hand.  I looked at him and his eyes welled up and the tears were streaming down his face as he said “we need to go, we’ve gotta go.”  I questioned this in my heart and thought, “ok does he mean go as in GO or does he mean go for prayer because of all the stress we’ve been under since the tornado?”  I again went to God with yet another IF.. “if it is for us to GO GO then, you’ll tell him to go to the same people you told me to.. AND, you’ll tell him to tell them that we are supposed to be missionaries and that we need to surrender to the call... THEN I’ll KNOW for sure!”  

Bryan and I went hand in hand and headed towards the row of people available to pray over us.  We walked right past the first two people and he went directly to the couple that God had told me to go to!  He began pouring out his heart and saying exactly what my heart was screaming inside.  We are to go!  We need to know from God where he wants us to go and when.  I could no longer hold the tears in and they came streaming like the floodgates had opened.  The woman looked at me and said, “Are you ok?  Are you in agreement with this?”  All I could do was nod my head and just bawl.  God had been so gracious to answer each and every one of my silly requests for confirmation and had done it to the “T”.  My heart was overwhelmed and I was so ready to see what was next for us.  The couple prayed with us and encouraged us in some practical steps to take in seeking out what God has for us next.  We went on from that prayer so excited; we got our kids and headed home. 
Urgency
Over the next couple of days I felt such a sense of urgency and excitement over what God was doing in the heavenly realms in regards to our future with missions and felt that we were on the verge of something great!  A couple of days later I woke up with a sense of urgency and excitement that I just could not contain and knew that God was up to something big and felt he was about to reveal it to us.  I posted this on my Facebook status and as I began to scroll through my newsfeed I saw a post from a friend about her mom’s new orphanage in Haiti.  I pm’d her and asked how on earth we hadn’t talked about this before and she suggested I like the page and check it out- which I had already done! Within minutes of me liking the page her mom added me as a friend.  I accepted her friend request and messaged her that we were currently seeking out where God would have us to serve permanently and asked her to tell me more about her organization.  Her response... Come.  Come with us and you’ll know if this is where you are to serve.  WOW.  That was kind of like Jesus with the disciples.  No explanation, no questions, just come.. follow me.  I got some of the logistical details such as cost and time frame of the next trip; fully expecting it to be the same time next year as she had just returned and instead I was told August 3.  August 3?! That was only a few weeks away!  

Ok God, if this is you, you can make this happen. I told her if God provided childcare for our 6 kids and the funding to go we’d be there.  I really wasn’t sure how that was going to work out but I trusted that if it was of God and in his timing then he’s provide.  Well, he did. Childcare was immediately taken care of; which with 6 kids is no small feat!  I made some calls and checked online fares and found the amount we’d need to get our tickets booked and handed it over to God. We prayed and asked God to provide if this is what he had for us.  With our situation as it was after being in the tornado we didn’t have that much coming in through our business, definitely not enough extra to cover this trip.  I was due to head to Andrews, NC with our youth group for a week long summer camp in a week and that wouldn’t leave much time for us to take on any extra business or even market for more.  I had to trust God to provide in  his own way, not my way or my idea.  

We had a customer come in and give us an envelope from a little girl in California that had a letter enclosed telling us that God had told her to send us this money and tell us to use it how he told us to.  I had set the envelope with the $400 on my night stand and left it there waiting to see what else God would do.  Shortly after the tornado I had received a call from a friend that wanted to donate to our family to help us get a vehicle to replace the one we lost in the tornado.  She said they  were going to sell their car and give us the proceeds.  I hadn’t heard anything in a while and had assumed that hadn’t panned out and had forgotten about it.  I got a call from her saying that they had sold the car and had a check for $1000 to give to us to help with a new car.  I told her that God had actually provided a car for us and asked her to pray and speak with her husband and see if God told them to give it to us knowing it wouldn’t go to a car.  She said she would and would get back with me.  July 14 was our daughter Aliyah’s birthday and we were having a party at our shop that day after church.  I got a call from that same friend that morning and she wanted to come by and give me a check saying that God had told her to give it to us with no stipulations and to use it how he told us to.  WOW!  OK, we now have $1400 out of the approximate $2800 needed.  

I went to camp that evening and praised God for his provision thus far and over the week continued to praise him and prayed for God to make it even clearer what he wanted us to do and if he wanted us to go to Haiti that he would provide the remaining funds.  During the camp week we had many breakout sessions and small group times and sermons that were all pointing to missions and the call of God on our lives to tell the world about him.  I became more and more excited about it!  When I came home I had an envelope in the mail from Autismcares.org.  You see, when we were in the tornado word spread and we were contacted by Autismcares.org telling us to please share our story with them as they were helping families that were affected by the tornado with $1000 grants.  I had responded with our story and they contacted us telling us we had been chosen as a recipient; this was in early June I believe and it was now late July.  I had figured they ran out of funds or we didn’t get in in time or some mistake was made and we weren’t going to get the funds after all.  I opened that letter and in it was a check for $1000!  We now had $2400!  We could come up with $400 somehow I was sure and of course, God provided!  I was amazed at how the Lord had provided! We booked our flights and we were ready to go to Haiti August 3, 2013.  I just love how God works in miraculous ways with his provision!   
Horners in Haiti
Fast forward a bit and we have made our way to Haiti.  We spent several days working at Agape Girls Orphanage spending time with the kids as well as putting in a bathroom with a shower for them.  We also worked at Hope House orphanage and built a chicken coop there and just organized things to prepare the home for children (it’s a new orphanage).  We also spent time in a tent city.  This was the day it all came together for us.  It clicked when we were there.  As we went tent to tent ministering to each of these families my heart was set.  Seeing these people so full of joy and hope even in the midst of total devastation still willing to hear about God and others even coming back from their own mission trips.  I am just in awe of the beautiful masterpiece God is working in Haiti.  We ministered to families that believed, families that had no clue who Jesus is, and even some who were wrapped in VooDoo.  God was with us and we could see him at work all around us and we were so thrilled to be joining him in his work!  Bryan and I both felt such a pull to stay and join in the harvest. We prayed and asked God to continue to move and to show us what he wanted us to do in Haiti. (if you want to read more about our tim in Haiti scroll back a few blog posts and see all the pics and read the stories!)
The plan
In addition to the tent city being a time of great healing and nourishment for the people there as well as us, we also met with Pastor Diosmy, the founder of Agape Girls Orphanage and Christian Ministries Association in Haiti.  Pastor Diosmy has several churches as well as the orphanage, schools, and is in the process of opening a Bible College.  The college is set to open in November of 2013.  As he shared the vision the Lord gave him of this college with us we were so excited to see what God was doing.  He asked us to come and teach at the school.  We will be teaching ESL, life skills such as cooking and sewing, as well as Bible Classes.  We couldn’t be more thrilled about this opportunity to partner with him in the college, orphanage, schools and churches! Our main focus will be raising up pastors through the college to do church plants all over Haiti and spread the Gospel all throughout the nation!  SO EXCITING! We will also be spending time at Agape Girls orphanage and feel that the Lord will eventually have us open an orphanage of our own.  We plan to have a home that is large enough to host missionary teams as well as have it be open for those in need in our own community. God has carried us through so much in our lives and has opened so many doors for us to do this.  We can’t wait to see what he does next!  We can see how God has woven this common thread through our lives for years. 
The Need
We  have partnered with King’s Cross Ministries, a non-profit based out of Owasso, OK to start our missionary journey.  Jason and Ginger Lovan are the founders as well as missionaries on the ground in northern Haiti.  They have been praying for missionaries to come to expand their mission across Haiti.  We contacted them and they reviewed our info and contacted us to bring us on board!  What we would like to seek is Bridgeway’s blessing, commissioning, and financial support of our ministry as we seek to do the Lord’s work in Carrefour, Haiti.

We are currently in the process of selling all our belongings to be able to move to Haiti.  Pastor Diosmy is actively seeking housing for us and we have a couple of viable options.  We have also found a vehicle that will suite our family and ministry needs.  The anticipated upfront cost of moving our family with travel, house, and car will be approximately $18,000 to $20,000.  We are budgeting for monthly expenses of $2500 which will cover standard living expenses, a sinking fund for our next year’s rent, and travel back home.  

We appreciate your time and willingness to prayerfully consider our mission and partner with us in the work the Lord has set before us.  We cannot wait to be boots on the ground and working with the people of Haiti.  We have already started our Haitian Creole lessons, have shut down our retail location of our business and are listing our home this week!  We have work to do until November 16th and will spend the rest of the month visiting family for Thanksgiving and then we will head to Florida in our vehicle and stop to visit a few family and friends on the way.  We will fly out of Florida and arrive in Haiti sometime in early  to middle December. 

We are so honored that you take the time to read our story and share in our lives with us.  Please subscribe to our blog so you'll get the updates as we post them via an email notification - should be a way to do that on the right hand side of the blog.  

If you're interested in donating to our mission you can do so in several ways at this website:

https://kingscross.webconnex.com/gob  - Be sure to put in the notes it is for THE HORNER FAMILY.  

Thank you all!  Most of all for your prayers and your love for our family!  We are so excited!

51 days till we are off!!!






Thursday, August 22, 2013

FINAL Haiti blog post - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

How about a ton of pics from the trip and our last day?

Cassandra!





Love this girl!

This is Marcus - he made some really cool bracelets that I brought home for the kids.
Very talented!




Cool BIG tap tap


We even use Dump Trucks for tap taps!





The bridge over the road on the way to the ocean to watch the sunset at the light house.



Bath time!




Light house




This breaks my heart.. just trashed out... Ocean front and it is destroyed by litter.  :(



These kids were out there yelling at us while they were taking their baths and doing flips.


Piggy.


They were playing soccer by the beach.



Momma piggy



This fisherman was out setting his traps for crab.



















Some kids caught a crab and tied it up and were flinging it in this couple's face and freaked the girl out.
Funny kids!


She came unglued!



They brought it over for us to see.


I touched it!



Looks like a little alien lol








Me and my honey under the light house waiting for sunset... 










We had debrief at the ocean.  We had our praise music going and just enjoyed the ocean as we praised our creator!  







This woman!  I swear every time I try to take her picture she catches me and looks at the camera - she was deep in worship and I loved the background and decided to snag a pic but alas..she caught me! LOL


Chicken coop progress.. post in and ready for wire!




My morning looks like this..


Talk about some parking skills...


Christopher saying hi! 



This is the hardware store.. a desk.  You tell him what you want and they get it for you.



This is Christian.  He is a sweet little 14 yr old boy that works at the hardware store and he taught himself English!  Pretty good too!


Now, this is a hard worker!  Look at that!  


Still don't get how they do this!


The girls!


We really like making crazy faces.  This is my girl y'all!  Love her! 

We got photo bombed!





This little guy has my heart!  
Christopher was my buddy this week! 
Love him so much! 




he likes my glasses.



Cuddling with Madison.


Pastor Jean Diosmy - the founder of Agape Orphanage.
He was giving out pictures to the girls from previous mission trips.  They loved it!



More chicken coop progress!


Bags packed.. hearts sad.. see you later Hope House.








View from the top of hope house...



This girl..



Yes, I was crying here..

Lexi wanted to go with us to the airport.. he wanted to see off his family.
Love. this. man.
Heart of gold.




This was an ad in the tap tap.. had to laugh...

See you later Haiti...








ALMOST got hit.. lol seriously about an inch from it.. they just smile at you.. it's normal here. lol

















Lexi and Bryan at the airport.. brothers in Christ.  Brothers in love.
Brothers.



So, this brings me to the end of our trip to Haiti.

Definitely not the end of our time in Haiti though.
You see, after much prayer and seeking, we know that God has plans for our family in Haiti.
Long term plans.

So, with that being said...

We are moving to Haiti.

How long you ask?
Until God tells us to go somewhere else.

What will be be doing?
God's work!  
We are in the process of finalizing plans but for now we know we'll be working in some capacity with a local church, an orphanage, as well as teaching at a Bible College!

We are so thrilled about the opportunities God has set before us.
While we don't know all the details, God does! 
He's already worked it all out.
He just asked us to obey.
We will.

So, what happens to the shop?
We are closing the store front of The Cupcake Lounge on Friday, August 30.
We will complete all our orders on file through November and will not be taking any new orders beyond November.
We plan to leave late November after we tie up business here.
We are selling everything we own, chances are if you need it .. we may have it! LOL

Mostly furniture is what we have. ;)

We are thrilled to be on this journey with God and can't wait to see what he is up to and how he will use us in Haiti.

How can you help?

PRAY.
We want to pray for things to transition smoothly.
Pray for things to sell quickly and at a good price.
Pray for the entire process.
Paperwork.
passports
visas
funding
emotional and spiritual strength.


SUPPORT
You can support us by committing to help fund us for a year with a monthly donation.
You can email me for details on this (newhornerfamily@gmail.com) 
Every little bit helps.
You can make a one time donation to help with moving expenses and paperwork.
You can spread the word and help let others know of the opportunity.

RANDOM IMPORTANT STUFF
You can help us with handy man stuff that needs to be done around the house to help get it ready to sell.
You can come help pack and help with the garage sale.
You can help us clean up things and get them ready for sale and posting on craigslist.

You can help us in any way you think of!
Let us know if you have some way God puts on your heart to help us that we haven't listed.

We are very excited and hope you'll follow along with us on this Journey as we take the Gospel and the Love of Jesus to Haiti!  

Love,

The NEW Horner Family