Hi there! As we are on this journey in Haiti, one of the things we want to do is truly get to know each of our partners and pray for them as much as we can. We look forward to doing that in the coming months and years. We thought it would be fun to share a little bit about our family as well so you, our partners, can know a little bit about us too.

Our story starts 20 years ago! We met at church and started dating when we were just 15 years old. We dated all throughout high school and on July 4th 2004 Jim asked April to marry him, while we were surrounded by fireworks! 10 months later, in the church we met, April’s dad married us. We were 20 so it was kind of funny when we went on our honeymoon and couldn’t even rent a car at the time! 😉 During our first 5 years of married life God grew us in more ways than we could have imagined. Most of it was through loss. We went through years of infertility and loss and we now have 7 precious children waiting for us in heaven. 6 through first trimester miscarriage and 1 beautiful daughter named Annabelle, whom we lost through stillbirth. Through those years though, we had some of the sweetest, most raw & intimate times of worship with God. Through those years, He changed us in so many ways and for that, we are forever thankful.

Well I bet you are wondering, how those three adorable little boys got into those pictures above, since we had all those losses right? Well, God is good, He is faithful and He knew the whole story He was writing for us long before we even saw the first page. June 20th of 2010, we were filled with joy to bring home our firstborn son Isaac through the beautiful gift of adoption. March 11th 2013, we gave birth to our second son, Micaiah. Then on December 31st 2016 we were able to bring home our third son, Ezekiel, through the beautiful gift of adoption as well. God definitely did more than we could have ever asked or imagined! We are so thankful.


Jim is head over the internet to help make sure it is running smoothly for our organization and several others. He is also part of the Sun Tech Solar team who goes out to churches and schools in Haiti to install solar panel systems. He also goes out with teams, when they are here, all across southwest Haiti to bridge the gap between language/culture. He was a youth leader for their church’s youth group. Jim loves The Ohio State University football team.  He is quite the cook and can make the best Eggs Benedict! Favorite food is fajitas. He has been a welder for many years now! He was one of the sound guys for our home church and also one of the game guys for our children’s program. He loves to read and listen to books on tape! His favorite TV show is Psych and his favorite book is Forgotten God.
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April goes out to schools and churches to take video footage and then edits them into videos to send to the partnership churches back in the states. She also helps with the social media aspect from the Haiti side of things. April homeschools all 3 of their boys. April’s passion is singing. She loved helping lead worship at our home church before Haiti. She enjoys taking photos as a fun hobby. Her favorite color is purple! She helped with teaching bible in the children’s program at church as well. . She loves all things nature & her favorite place to be is beside mountains.
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Isaac is 11 years old. He is full of energy and loves to serve people! He REALLY loves Legos! He loves building new creations with them. He enjoys playing soccer and loves to swim. His favorite food is Shrimp tacos & Chipotle. He loves sea creatures, especially Octopus & Squid. He loves to make homemade pizza. His favorite movie is Despicable Me 3. He wants to own his own food truck when he grows up. 
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Micaiah (Kiah) is 8 years old. He is quite the storyteller and loves to make up his own songs. His favorite color is green. He is our nature boy, our explorer! You can always find him outside playing and looking for things. His favorite food is pizza & Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers. His favorite movie is Despicable Me. He loves all things transportation and sportscars. He enjoys soccer and loves to swim. His favorite animal is a Tiger! He likes to ride tractors & go-carts.
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Ezekiel (Zeke) is 4. He LOVES his big brothers and loves when they play with him. He likes to do anything his brothers are doing. He is full of spunk and silliness. He is our daredevil and is very persistent with trying to figure something out. He is a BIG helper and loves helping cook or create. We are so thankful for him. He loves to dance and be silly. He loves Lightening McQueen and all types of cars.