26. May 2012 14:03
by Jordan Piper, NVM Intern
Our core NVM "family" started to undergo changes at the beginning of May. Brodie Herb (bottom row, white t-shirt) headed back to the States after being at NVM for 8 months. She will be getting married in august; Head nurse Aubree Dell (bottom row, Army t-shirt) headed home for a month to refresh and to raise support for her new commitment of an additional 2 years (she has already been here for 2 years); GAiN USA Staff Jim Warner (top left), Cheryl Warner (bottom row 2nd from left) & their kids Jamie (blue shirt, bottom row, left) and Janessa (orange shirt, middle row, left) headed home a couple of days ago to take some time off to refresh and raise support; Intern Maggie Younker (bottom row, orange) will be heading home in mid-June after being here for 5 months and will be heading to England in September, where she will be interning with the International Justice Mission for a year; nurse E'tienne York (top row, middle, on my right) will be heading home at the beginning of July after being here for one year; nurse Brooke Smalley (to my left) has signed up for another year; our leaders Brandon & Katie Hutchens (top row, right) have also committed to stay for at least one more year!
As you all know, I will be heading back to the States on July 17th. It has been an absolute blessing to work alongside this amazing group of people. We all like to use the word "family" to describe us, rather than the word "team". I am so thankful to have the opportunity to get to know each and every one of these people....my time here would not be the same if it weren't for this family! I could go on and on about each person individually, and the million stories we've all had together, but I will spare you the time. I will say thank you to my "second family" for all the wonderful memories we've had together, but those words are merely understatements.This may be the last photo together as our core "family"...but I pray that God continues to use each one of us in the next chapters of our lives. I have no doubt that we will all continue to serve the Kingdom of Heaven....whether God leads us here in Haiti or back in the United States.