A Joyful Occasion

Back row from left to right: Aimee Maier ('98-'99), Reese Grondin ('01-'02), Elizabeth Mason ('03-'05), Mary Jo LeGrand ('00-'01), Kate McDodson ('03-'04), Elizabeth O'Connell ('02-'04), Jimi Grondin ('01-'02), Brian Rhodes ('04-'05), Bill Newton ('05-'06).  Front row: Patrick and Christina Moynihan.

We offer congratulations to our Director of Development Elizabeth Cross, née O’Connell, for her marriage to Adam Cross on Saturday.  The marriage was as beautiful as Elizabeth standing before the altar with her new husband.  Friends and family from all over the country flew in to participate in the joyous event, and I was taken back a bit by how many Volunteers (pictured above) are now married – many with children. I knew Christina and I were getting older but not that much older.

Learning More After All These Years

I was very happy to welcome back Dick Kunnert to the campus. Dick is an expert in Leadership/Management coaching. This is his second trip. We first encountered the Lead Like Jesus program, based on Ken Blanchard's [author of the One Minute Manager] program, back in 2002.

Update on the Storm

Dear Community,

I spoke with Patrick this morning who reported that throughout last night and this morning a consistent and soft rain has been continuing to fall, but there have not been any strong winds nor strong movements of water in their area causing any debris or destruction. The storm has grown a little in strength and has become a category 1 hurricane; however, it continues to move north—doing just what we want it to do. Patrick was in Port au Prince early this morning and says that while things are wet and muddy they are relatively quiet and calm. At the school the students are having make-shift classes since schools in Port au Prince have been canceled and teachers are staying home. The students, staff, and volunteers are all faring well and continue to remain vigilant as the storm moves past.

Thank you all for your support and prayers.

Peace, Elizabeth

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