From Pleasant Valley & Momentum…

Greetings from The Mole! We arrived safe and sound yesterday around noon. We were greeted warmly and fed an awesome lunch before heading out to walk the town. Our goal yesterday was to meet as many people as possible and invite the children to a movie on the steps of the Mission.

We also went to the orphanage and played for a while before taking a short break at the beach…the beautiful beach. The water was so refreshing. After dinner, when the sun went down, we showed The Tale of Desperaux and shared popcorn and Twizzlers with all the kids. Talk about a feeding frenzy! 😉  The movie was interrupted twice by a power outage, but no one seemed to mind. It was a beautiful night with the beautiful childen of The Mole!

This morning we headed to the local park with a football, a basketball and a jump rope. We invited every child that we encountered to play with us and we got to love on them too. We played catch with the football and there was quite a game of pick-up basketball that took place. Lots of fun and lots of talent, and let me tell you, they are really good at the slapping hands game. Fun!

After the park, we went back to the orphanage…the kids are amazing, full of life and smiles and eager to be held and loved on. We were all too happy to accommodate them. After lunch and a few games, we cooled off at the beach again.

We are currently awaiting the arrival of the group from Georgia. They were delayed today. I’m sure they will be just as happy as we were to get here after a long day of travel and we are ready to meet all of them as Well and to continue sharing God’s love throughout The Mole.

Thanks to all of our family and friends back home; we appreciate your continued prayers, love and support. We miss you and will blog again soon.


Momentum was delayed in Miami. They didn’t arrive in Haiti until noon. It was a 4-hour wait at the little airport before they took off to the Mole. They arrived in town right before dinner! Even though it was a long day – they were in good spirits! I am SO excited that they are here!!

They didn’t get a chance to blog tonight since they arrived so late! They wanted to spend what time they did have with the orphans before it got too dark!

More to come tomorrow!! Please pray for Pastor Rick as he preaches in the morning. Our revival also starts tomorrow night!

Please feel free to post comments. Comments will be read each night at dinner!


  1. So glad your trip has gone well and that you are getting to be a part of thr children’s lives and that God is present.

  2. So thankful they are there. Figures they got right to loving on babies 🙂 Praying for a good nights sleep! Love y’all Tammie

  3. So glad to hear everyone made it safely! We miss all of our Family Medical and Momentum families already! We are praying that you are able to touch many lives through the Christian and Medical ministries. Can’t wait to hear all about your day tomorrow. Please give Allan Imes much love, hugs and kisses from his wife and baby!! We miss him tonight! We are looking at the stars baby!! ~Lorrie and Ava Grace

    1. It’s always so pleasant to know that God is at work , in the lives of those across the ocean. so looking forward to coming and loving and sharing and teaching sign language all I’m so excited!!! Shalom!!!

  4. Glad you guys got there safely. Miss you much Groves family!!!!!! Lots of love and prayers going out to all of you guys.

  5. We have had a great two day training here this weekend that reminded us of how much we need to share the stories of Jesus and make Him known. We are praying you deliver the message from His Throne to the ears and hearts He is drawing to Himself. You are doing the work. Be bold and may He work in amazing ways before your eyes! Press on and press into Jesus today! Psalm 86

  6. Hi Renee looks like you are having a great time the kids look like the love all of you too please be safe and all your hard work will pay off God is with you love you mom and dad

  7. Hi Renee I’m not sure how to do this here goes Looks like you and the kids are getting along just fine all of you love sharing with the kids Glad you are doing good God will keep all of you safe and return you home safely I got Jess’s dress today hope it is alright love you alot love mom and dad

  8. Hey its Jessika and Bill just thinking about you! We miss you ton & hope you are enjoying your time. We looked at the pics and saw you! Were praying for you and your team & we love you. 🙂

  9. Hi Renee!, I have been thinking about you so much and praying for you this week. I am having Haiti Mole withdraw just looking at the pictures! I knew you would do amazing work there, the pics of you hugging those children of God just makes my heart sing and eyes well up with tears of joy! Excited to see there is more medical relief there this week with you guys. Have a wonderful rest of your journey! God Bless You. Love, Tracey your Ready Set Go! partner and july 2012 medical team member!

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