Monday, January 18, 2010

For My Friends

I am amazed, humbled and so incredibly thankful for the number of people all over the world who have found this site. What started as a place for me to keep a few close friends and family members informed on my Haiti missions, grew into a place for me to write about the most precious moments of my life so that I will always remember, now it is a refuge for thousands who's hearts have been broken for the beautiful people of a country that holds my heart. I am in awe. To watch the numbers shoot up every time I log in, it takes my breath away. I feel like I need to have these beautiful, eloquent words for you all but all I know is how to write like I always have, from my heart with the words my God gives. It's all I can do.
Today I have a request for all of you. A gift I would like to give to my dear Haitian friends. I would like to make a list for them, of all the people, all over the world who are holding them in their thoughts and prayers. Today the nannies are more discouraged than ever. There is no end in sight for them. Today I would love to be able to write a list to hang on the wall where they all pass by for them to see how many people are out there thinking of them. I know that just seeing that list will lift their spirits a little. I am asking you to please leave a comment on this post with your first name and where you are reading from so that I can put together this list. Just to see the numbers and names will give them a glimmer of hope, perhaps the only hope they will feel today.
Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart, for your prayers for me and on behalf of my friends here in Haiti.

217 comments:

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Laura Chapin said...

You are all in our prayers!
Laura and Charlie (Sarasota, FL)

Stephanie said...

Stephanie & Eric - adopting Luckson Louis. God bless you all, and continued courage and strength!

Anonymous said...

Rob and Jane Wahpeton ND
We were given your link from the Redeemers Song connection... We cried for your babies and thank
God for your presense there.... I have collected some money from the guys I work with and will be putting it in you Paypal acct... Hope it helps some..

Maggie said...

Maggie Warner, Wilmington, NC

Corrie said...

Corrie from MN is praying for you all...

Anonymous said...

If i could say it in Creole I would...
we are indebted to you all. you have sacrificed for all of these babies, for our children. You have treated them like your own--because they are your own. A testimony that we will honor in our son's life forever. He will know of the women who loved him.
Cathleen and Kent
Michigan

Anonymous said...

Rhyan-I love you so much and am so glad you are keeping this account of your experiences in Haiti. There are thousands of people that are hanging on your every word, myself included. I'm so proud of you. Be sure to tell the nannies at GLA that they are as much in my thoughts as you are.
Chantell
Albany, Oregon

Anonymous said...

Blessings from Kip & Linda, Bozeman, MT

Tina Pelletier said...

Tina from Connecticut

Love and prayers to you all.

Jaime & Jason Stanley said...

Dear wonderful nannies~
Please know that we are praying for you. We are beyond grateful for the time and energy you are giving to the orphans of GLA. What a priceless gift you are to them. You give them the gift of your love each day. May you know that you are loved, admired, and pray for. May our King be the King of your hearts today and bring you the gift of peace.
Jaime, Iowa

ReikoLola said...

Emily, Winona, Minnesota, USA

Eternal Lizdom said...

Liz C - Indiana

I'm praying through out the day, watching, reading, listening. I have several friends that are also watching, praying, and seeking ways to help. Just a few...

Latifa
Jennifer
Rusty
Victoria

Rebekah Hubley said...

Count me in Rhyan!!!

Rebekah Hubley
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lots of love!!!

**Did Dixie tell you to e-mail me about Kerderns? If not, e-mail me... I have a congressman working for the mv kiddos... :-)

Anonymous said...

Tell them that many people that I personally know about are praying for all of you and the children and the others in Haiti. They have not been forgotten and if they are believers in the Living God and have come to Him for salvation then they are His children and He has said I will never leave you or forsake you. They can do all things in Christ who empowers them!
Karen in Montana

annalise + andrew said...

Annalise... Sequim, WA USA

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you and your country, as is our church. Cheryl, Antler North Dakota

Jaime & Jason Stanley said...

Ladies,

Thank you so much for the amazing love you are giving to our children and the other children of Haiti. Jaime and I are so grateful to God for you. Please know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts.

Jason and Jaime Stanley (parents of Jean Dany and Danise)

Jaci said...

Jaci Martin - Findlay, OH. They have many praying and thinking of them over here!! God Bless!

Annie said...

Anne Ellefson
Park Rapids Minnesota
saw you on the news and googled your name to find your blog.

We are praying for you so desperately!! You have been put on the map for ignorant but loving people who are learning and WANT to help!
I have passed on your blog to many and we are all praying for you. KEEP the strength and know you are fueled by God with much prayer things will change!!!
Blessings and we will continue to follow
Anne

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of you.
Rhonda - West Michigan, USA

Anita Olson said...

Praying, praying, praying

Béatrix said...

Béatrix, from Luxembourg.
I pray and my thoughts are with the beautiful haitian people all the time

Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Nancy Andrews from Virginia, Minnesota. We have been watching the news and crying for the people of Haiti!! I so much I could come and help!!! We will pray for God's divine intervention in Haiti!! God be with you!!
Nancy Andrews

Kandi said...

Kandi in Minnesota is praying for all of you!!!

The church I go to collected money for Compassion International and Samaritan's purse and will be sending it immediately to Haiti! I pray that it gets to the people where it is needed!

Ryan & Molly said...

Praying in St. Paul, MN - Molly

Todd and Margie said...

Todd, Margie, Samuel, Mathieu, Marceline - Washington State
Tell Jacklyne (NICU) Marceline is praying for her specifically every night.

Brittany said...

Praying for all of you. Keep storing and know that god is there with you. He hears our crys.

Brittany
Battle Lake MN

smiles4u said...

I am in a constant state of prayer for you,and everyone else there, as is my husband, Gerry and my two little ones, Jordan and Nevaeh.

I read the words you write from your heart and it causes me to praise God for his angels,which is you and the others that care for these children. Please tell them they are God's angels. Sending you all love, peace and hugs today.

XX Lori

PS We are from Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Brandon said...

Brandon & Ambur Horne, South Bend, Indiana.

We are praying for all of you.

Adopting Steevenson & Roselaure.

Leslie said...

I am praying!!!

Leslie, Edmonton, AB, CAN

Annette in Vermont said...

Annette Franklin, Bridport, Vermont
We are so thankful for you all and lifting you up to our gracious Father! May you be filled with His Spirit, peace, comfort and strength tonight!

Anonymous said...

Love and peace to each and every one of you!!

Kris Kuehl
Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Bethany Bridport, VT

G-bebe's sister

Vonda Honcoop said...

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

Thank you for being the hands of God-- and caring for His children. May God bless you and the nannies for all that you're doing.
Vonda-- Washington

Gail Smith said...

Gail and Jim Smith in Prineville, Oregon. We are Moriah's aunt and uncle. Have enlisted our congressman to assist in the release of orphans. They are working on it and we hear from their office daily. Blessings, prayers and love to you all. Gail

Michael said...

The Riecken family:
Michael (me)
Erika (wife)
Josef (kid #1...)
Madeline
Isaac
Hannah
James
Oliver
Zoey (kid #7)
-- you, your mission, your children and their caretakers are all in our little book of intentions, for which we pray every night.

(That's nine more)

Jennifer said...

Nate and Jennifer England (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Our arms may not reach you and the beautiful people of Haiti, but our prayers can.

In 2007, we added to our family...
by way of Ethiopia.
We will never be able to effectively thank those who cared for our two children when we were unable.
What a blessing you are to those children.
What a blessing they are to you.

Thank you.

Beka said...

Ralph and Beka - Sonia and Sonel (the SOSO's) in San Diego, California -

Prayers are with you and the beautiful people of Haiti. We love the nannies and pray every day that God will restore what they have lost and so much more!

Emma said...

Brett Colliton and Emma Turner-Carpenter

Emma said...

Brett Colliton and Emma Turner-Carpenter
Big Sky Montana

Anonymous said...

Dear Ones at GLA and all of Haiti,
I pray every moment that God will give you courage and grace to stand firm in the moments that you face. We are relatives of the soul and I wish that I could lighten the burden for all of you on this journey. I want to share this quote from Nelson Mandela,
"The time for healing of the wounds has come.
The time to build is upon us...
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination...
There is no easy road to freedom...
None of us acting alone can achieve success.
We must therefore act together as a united people, for reconciliation, for nation building, for the birth of a new world."
Holding all of you close.
With hope and love from the Prairie.
Kay Marie
Britton
South Dakota

arleycornell said...

Arley Cornell, Hammondsport, NY. Soon Greenville, Illinois, back to college. I'm praying for you with my whole heart!

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all of you who have taken care of my little girl for almost 2 years! It means so much to know she is loved and well cared for by all of you. I am praying for you.

Dawn
Adopting Naika

Brittnei said...

Not a moment goes by that I am not thinking and praying for all of you at GLA. My loves goes out to you!
Brittnei Berrisford (Guelph,Ontario Canada)

Jena Maxwell said...

You are all in my prayers constantly! I cannot wait to be there with all of you in two months!
Jena Maxwell-Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Amy and family praying in Colorado!

Anonymous said...

JP and I (Julie) are faithfully reading your blog and praying for our country/State to get on board with the visas and the quickening of the adoption process!
Thank you for writing your heart.

stumbo fam said...

Jennifer & Ben Stumbo

You are all being lifted up in prayer! God is greater than this. He will shine through you!

Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Gina from Minneapolis, MN

Anonymous said...

The Young Life Staff and Leaders In Bozeman, MT. Our hearts are broken for all of you! Praying for you!!

Sam said...

Prayers from Courtland MN!

Anonymous said...

Annalee, Brandon, and Quinn McBee Varner,
Denver Colorado

Cousin of Moriah McKee - We are thinking and praying for all of you!

Anonymous said...

Tell the Nannies we thank them SO much for what they are doing and for staying strong for our children! We are praying for them as well as all the staff and children at GLA. Heidi and Brady

The Fyllings said...

Sheri - Fergus Falls, MN

Found your link on Heather's blog and read about it in the Fergus Falls Daily Journal.

Monica & Anya said...

Monica from Portland, Oregon. My cousins Abby & Scott are adopting sweet Alex and we are praying without ceasing for GLA, for you and the staff, and for our Alex to come home.

I SO appreciate your blog, Rhyan. Your writing reveals your heart and I thank God for you.

bernie1303 said...

Aaron

Boise, Idaho

Anonymous said...

Hey Rhyan:
Your family here in Bozeman at Foothills Fellowship are praying for you. we miss you and Moriah very much. We prayed for you, the nannies and children at church yesterday morning. We are receiving a financial offering which will be sent to your Haiti Mission.
We look forward to seeing again soon.
Dan & Judy Semsch
Bozeman, Montana

sixfish said...

Mary Kaye from Holmen WI

Did The 5 and the 23 make it out of Haiti ?

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and everyone there for God's mighty provision in every way!
Cheryl in eastern Montana

Susan said...

Susan, Matt and kids from Oregon ~ Thank you and may God Bless YOU!!!
We are telling our family and friends to hold you in prayer...our pastor's wife worked in an orphanage not far from yours. I just talked to her yesterday...a day doesn't go by that I don't hear of someone praying for those hit by this tragedy. It will take a long time but your beautiful country will rise stronger than ever!

Anonymous said...

Praying for each and every person at God's Littlest Angels. You are never far from my mind.
Rachel. Xenia, Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Sarah - Fergus Falls

Read about your blog in the Daily Journal and also heard about you on local radio this morning. Praying...keep writing if you can!

Kristin said...

Kristin Klemenhagen Alexandria, Mn
Praying for Haiti. Rhyan I hope that you may have time to respond to this request for more info on the adoption process. My Father In Law Tom Klemenhagen will try to reach you soon for info on what they need to do to start this process.

Anonymous said...

Your love of the Lord and your dedication by your & the nannies to the babies and the people of Haiti is inspiring. You have many, many people praying for you and the people in Haiti. God will watch over you and provide for you. Keep the faith!

Nancy
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

the Klimeks said...

Got your blog link from Heather (Borowski) Lewis--love from her aunt Shana in Barron, WI

Anonymous said...

My name is Faith and I am praying for you from small town Montana. God bless your efforts.

Dawn said...

Dawn from Fergus Falls, Minnesota is praying for you...

Joshua, Susie, JD and Lily said...

We saw about your blog a few days ago on a post on facebook. We appreciate knowing what is really go on. We pray that all of you feel God's loving arms around you during this time and that you keep your eyes lifted to Him.
Josh and Susie Graber (Washington)

Mel said...

Praying for all of you. It's hard to work when grieving, but healing comes faster when we are busy.

Anonymous said...

Dear nannies; I hope these posts give you some measure of comfort, know that you and all the people of Haiti are in so many prayers. I pray that you receive what is necessary for not only your physical needs but also your spiritual needs. With faith all things are possible, sounds so trite at times, but Gods love is being shown so fully now. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Twila Scott Oregon

Rhyan on a personal note I am so proud of you and love you so much. Please keep up your beautiful writing. Wish I could give you a hug in person but I am sending you a virtual hug hope it helps Aunt Pila

Mel said...

Mel in Minnesota

Anita Mycke said...

Thank you for your blog. We live in Perham, MN (not far from your family). We are praying for you and the kids.
Anita, Perham, MN

Debbie said...

Debbie in Carlock, IL

Praying the Lord will multiply your resources as He multiplied the loaves and fishes and the widow's oil!

Anonymous said...

My love and prayers are with all of our Haitian family! Kathi Fergus Falls Mn USA

Melissa Elsner said...

Melissa in Washington

Praying Ephesians 3:14 - 21 for all of you! Hold verse 20 close to your hearts dear Nannies!

Geline said...

You are all in our prayers.

Judith in Fergus Falls, MN
Marian in Underwood, MN

Anonymous said...

Angela Corey, Merritt Island Fl

Anonymous said...

Seth Johnson
Winona Minnesota
Praying for you and all of Haiti!

Sharre said...

A friend forwarded this blog to me, and I am moved beyond words. I cried reading about the babies and everyone taking care of them, and the tragedy you are all living through. I thank God for you there, taking care of those precious babies, and will keep you in my prayers. Sharre in Nebraska

Brittany said...

Hi I am writing from Gainesville FL. I found your site and check back often for updates. I print off your posts for my fellow teachers. We all read yesterdays posts in our classrooms. That means you can add 26+ people to the list! All of their hearts and prayers are with you!

BarefootinMN said...

We've asked our face book friends to keep you, those precious babies, and those who are working with you in thier prayers. . . We cry at the news coming out of Haiti and feel so very, very helpless. We know God can use this horrible earthquake for His glory, and Rhyan, you are HIS hands and arms in Haiti. God Bless - Mary Christenson, Wendell, MN

Anonymous said...

Melissa, Alberta Canada

Anonymous said...

Jane
Eric
Logan
Soophie
Gabi
and Chloe Van Sickle
are ALL praying! :) Bless you for all your work!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nannies and Volunteers,
You are in our prayers and never far from our thoughts. You are a true example of Christs love, after all you and your country have been through you continue to give of yourselves. May you feel Gods amazing love and may His peace be with you.
Tim and Trudi
Fergus Falls Mn.

Julie S. said...

I learned of your blog through Jane VanSickle before the earthquake. Now your blog has become a preoccupation, a connection to those who are suffering and those who are relentlessly working to help them. Prayers go out to you morning, noon and night from this home in Pelican Rapids Minnesota! Julie & Scott S.

Gina said...

Rhyan, I have been so impacted reading your blog. We are praying earnestly for you and all the nannies caring for kids. I am an adoptive mom and I am praying that these little ones already in the process can come home, and that the Lord would give you all His strengh and comfort, and provide for all your needs. Praise the Lord for placing you all in such a needed place to care for these little ones. We think about you all-all throughout the day and are praying for you all. Thank you for sharing from your heart.
Tim, Gina, James & Grace
Sweet Home, OR

Anonymous said...

We got your link from a friend. It is helpful to hear these words from someone that is actually going through this...not just the stories you hear on the news... Thank you for sharing this. You and all the people of Haiti are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ashley and family, Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Julie
Denver, CO

Annalee, a cousin of Moriah's, shared your website with me. I am overwhelmed by your service and your strength, and I'm not surprised that the media is limiting the reality of the situation. We are counting on reports from you to continue to fuel prayers, compassion and donations. My biggest fear is that without the truth, the sense of urgency will fade.

Godspeed, all of you. May the rest of the world show its true character (hopedully the positive one) during this time.

northwest said...

Keep kissing those precious wee ones.
Traci
Mount Vernon, WA

Anonymous said...

Shirley from Shakopee, MN. Praying for everyone at GLA. Blessed are the caregivers. Be strong in the Lord and be of good courage. Your Defender is He who is always the same. Mount up with wings as the eagle ascending; victory is sure when you call on His name. Be strong, be strong in the Lord; be of good courage for He is your Guide.

Bridget :) said...

You have not been forgotten and are in so many prayers everyday! Stay strong and know God is with you in this troubling time!

Bridget from River Falls, WI

dana said...

Rhyan, Nannies, and everyone at GLA. Thank you so much for what you are doing, you are truely at blessing and a gift from God. We pray for your strength, to be stong for the babies, and all of the beautiful people of Haiti who need you so much right now during this difficult time.

Dana & Scott Monson
Granite Falls, WA

Meg said...

The whole world has been given the opportunity to see how amazing God is and you have shown beautifully throught such a trying time! You are all beautiful and wonderful ladies who have provided so much for God's most precious children!!! Praying for you all everyday as you send your children home and as you prepare to take more in!! May God hold your beautiful hearts and continue to shine through them.

Many Prayers and much love,
Meg Dailey
Edinboro, PA, USA

Who are we? said...

May God continue to protect you and grant you peace.
Alicia
Bismarck, ND

Anna said...

Anna
Cold Spring, Minnesota

Tina said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

Scott and Tina :)

Indio, California

Anonymous said...

You are being supported in prayer and love! Please know that we are so proud of you and grateful that you are loving and caring for those precious babies.

Beth & Jamie and boys Ocean Park, Wa.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you...everyday...several times a day.

Shawna in British Columbia, Canada

Amy said...

Amy Hodges, Wilmington, NC

nan said...

your blog is incredible, rhyan, your love for these amazing people and beautiful babies is, simply, an inspiration and a huge light shining...thank you for letting us into your life a little bit. we continue to pray for your sweet babies & nannies & volunteers and friends all over haiti.

nancy in lenexa, KS

Lori D. said...

To the sweet nannies at God's Littlest Angels orphanage...you may never know the difference you are making in the lives of the little ones there...but God does. Please know that your pain and loss are felt all over the world and that prayers are lifted on your behalf by many prayer warriors...praying that the Lord gives you strength for the journey...In Christ, Lori D. in Fergus Falls, MN

Alison said...

Alison
Fergus Falls, MN

Jana said...

All I can say is wow...Are there still tears in there...? They keep coming so I guess so! What a priveledge to read these many posts. And from far and near.
Please pass onto each nanny in their beautiful creole:
Senye'
Si n'ap viv jodi a malgre,siklon, grangou,ak maladi'nou dwe di'"Mesi,Senye'. Nou genle' la pou yon bi"
Lord,
If we are alive today in spite of hurricanes, hunger and sickness, we should say,
"Thank you Lord.
We must be here for a purpose"
I pray for discouragement to be replaced with a newfound sense of His calling. They are called!Jana Buettner: Kerderns mom!!!! Ashby mn

Hollie Ann said...

Praying for all of you!

Hollie from Ohio.

Anonymous said...

Charlie and Melissa, Britton South Dakota, USA. Ti Daphnee's mom and dad. Oh how we pray for you. How we pray for Haiti. Know that you are lifted up.

sue said...

Thank you for all your work and love to the people there. We pray help reaches all soon. God bless you and what you are doing. Stay safe
Sue Wehmer

Anonymous said...

Ryhan - let me be onehoundred and one -

May God bless you and your work with his "little ones"

Gary "Heidi's Dad" in Fergus Falls

Sarah said...

Rhyan,
Surrounding the whole nation of Haiti with powerful prayer! The sisters in La Crosse are praying for you 24 hours a day!!!

Can I share some reflections from your blog with my parish?

A 90 year old sister gave me money for you yesterday.
Love and Prayers, Sr. Sarah (Krista's friend)

Anonymous said...

Rhyan,

We have been touched by the writings in your blog over the last few days... We continue to uphold you and everyone at the orphanage in prayer... prayer for safety, for provisions, the health of the babies, healing for those who are physically, emotionally and mentally hurting... for homes for the babies.. and most importantly that through all this, people will come to know Jesus as their Savior.

Stuart & Kay
Fergus Falls, MN

The Larson Family said...

We are praying for Haiti, and that God will supply your needs miraculously according to His riches in Christ Jesus.
Elysia Larson, Fergus Falls, MN (Cornerstone E. F. Church)

Heather Lewis said...

GLA Staff--

You are doing great things. May God bless you all and give you great peace in this very difficult time.

Heather Lewis
Fergus Falls, MN

Amanda said...

Praying for you all!

Amanda Gruenes
St. Cloud, MN

Anonymous said...

God will be with you, keep the faith!
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Loretta
Gibbon, Minnesota

Anonymous said...

Praying with you and for you...
Kristie, in BC, Canada

Sarah said...

Sarah Thacker,

Fergus Falls, MN

soon to be mommy of Reese, age 2, from COT{

Dee Dee said...

Work for Siloam Mission in Winnipeg MB. Friend there told me to check your blog. What an amazing wonderful Saviour we have to continue to give you strength, courage and joy that is not your own. I know you are experiencing even more of Him then you could even ever have thought possible. Your words drip of the love of the Father and His call on your life. God be with you and all the nannies as you continue the work he has called you to. Don't know you but I love you and what He is creating in you.
Delores
Winnipeg MB

Anonymous said...

Rhyan and Nannies, My 5th and 6th grade class and I are all remembering you in our prayers. May God continue His remarkable work with you all. Margene Koch and the Concordia Lutheran School Students in Tacoma, WA

Laura said...

Laura in Belgrade, Montana

J. Buettner said...

Praying for you all. Jon & Jana Buettner MN

Dianne said...

Dianne from North Carolina in USA.
The nannies are an inspiration to the whole world...you are doing what is most important...taking care of the little children that God loves so much. Keep singing to them, and one day they will know Jesus too. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

We are praying many times a day for GLA and all of Haiti. May God strengthen you for the work He has for you to do!
Tarma & family, Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

My name is Alanna, from Colorado...I was at GLA the summer of 2008, and ever since those children and nannies have been in my heart. they are in my prayers lately more than ever.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you always in Bellingham, Washington USA. Don't give up - God is among you.

Beverly said...

My name is Beverly. I have friends in Haiti through an organization called "Hope For Haiti's Children". My family has sponsored a little girl named Yvline for the past 4 years. She lives in Cite Soleil. We have not yet heard any news as to how she has fared through the quake. My husband was able to meet her one time, on one of his trips to Haiti. His (and my!) heart is breaking every single day, not knowing if she is okay... wishing we could scoop her up and bring her home with us.

Anyways, please know that you are in our prayers. Haiti has been in our prayers for YEARS, and even more so now. We love you all.

Beverly in Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Rhyan - I am thankful that you know what is in my heart because I don't believe that I could even begin to express the level of love and gratitude; what I feel knowing you are there, the nannies who gave so deeply of themselves to remain, Brad and Lois staying strong even while caring for their own young children. Please just know my heart. your MT Momma

Anonymous said...

Karen Osborne (Pearl City, Hawaii)
My heart and prayers go to all of you. You are all brave warriors and I thank you for all you have done, will do and are doing.
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."Isaiah 40:31

Riahli said...

Praying in Mount Vernon, WA
Miriah

The Ouse Farm said...

Karen & Roger
Rothsay,MN
praying for you intentionally....asking our God for His mercy to pour out on you...

Anonymous said...

Can't seem to get words together to express the ache in my heart for you all! Please keep on one step at a time! Your service is a beautiful offering especially at this time!
Prayers,
Tracy
adopting David

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you, Rhyan, and all the nannies and children. God bless you all.

Jessica from Eau Claire, WI

Oriana said...

found your blog today rhyan.
so proud of you . . . thanks for your willing heart.
prayers from st. paul, mn on the way.
oriana zens

Anonymous said...

Praying for you from Barnesville, MN
Rich Iverson

Janice said...

To the beautiful Haitian people who read this, especially the nannies for the innocent babies, please know that we are keeping you surrounded in prayer.

I cannot imagine what you have and continue to endure. I admire your strength, your courage and pray that God will wrap his strong arms around you to bring comfort and renewal to your souls.

With love, admiration, awe and deep compassion...

Janice Vincent - Middle River, Maryland - USA

Kari, RN said...

Rhyan,

I don't know if you remember me or not, my last name was Swanson when I worked for LB Youth Ministries in Fergus Falls. Please know there are many people praying for you and the others caring for those precious little ones!

Brent and Kari Andrews
Menasha, WI

Anonymous said...

Cathy, Yisa, and Abby, send their love and prayers from Winnipeg, MB.

Melody said...

The people of Haiti are in my prayers! The selfless workers there to help them find their way out of this tragedy are also receiving prayers of continued courage and grace. In the face of all the devestation, to be able to show the love, hope and compassion tht initially tugged at your heart to place you there. YOUR hope, will in turn bring hope to the people of Haiti.
Peace, Courage and Grace,
Melody Parrish

Anonymous said...

Caleb and Sarah Larson, Roseville MN

You're in our hearts and prayers!

Brenda said...

Brenda from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - God bless you precious special people. Seek refuge in Him. Do not be discouraged. I will pray for you.

Anonymous said...

Rhyan,
We read your blog every day and our hearts really do break for Haiti. We are praying for you,the children and all of Haiti. Kay and Stuart from Fergus Falls

Anonymous said...

I found your blog from a friend's link. Thank you for sharing and please thank all the people who are working so hard and feel discouraged. We would be there helping you in person if it were possible.
Barbara in North Carolina

Anonymous said...

Krista, Steve & Sam
Elbow Lake MN

Anonymous said...

Rhyan and Moriah
I am so proud of you and blessed by your committment to these beautiful babies. Have been glued to tv for updates. Fun to see Dixie on Larry King. I am praying for you to have the strength to let your Patrick go. The love and nurturing you have given him will go with him the rest of his life. Take care and stay safe.

Janet Fulcher
Bozeman Montana
Foothills Fellowship

Anonymous said...

Jesus hug you and all the litle ones ever so closely to Himself!

Carl from Poplar Grove, IL

Ruthann Forland said...

Ruthann Forland, Long Island, New York.
My tears flow everytime I read your blog. God has spoken to me so much through your words. I cannot thank you enough. Praying for all of you. May you feel Gods presence and love in every childs face you look into. Thank you for what your doing. If there's anything we can do, please let us know. Our Home is open if you ever want to visit long island.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ryan. I am so glad you are keeping this blog. Hope to get to GLA in the coming months.

Much Love,
Kim Dillen

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your heart Rhyan. You are all in our prayers.
Betty - Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray with you and for you...
Sally in BC, Canada

~ christi said...

God strengthen and give courage to your people. Hold them close as they hold these babies for you Lord.

~christi~ Fergus Falls, MN

Dorrie said...

For you Rhyan and the blessed nannies and volunteers and everyone at GLA, please know you are lifted in prayer so many times over, and may God continue to give you strength!

Dorrie
Originally from Gibbon MN
Now in the Twin Cities
Prayers go out to you all every day!

DIAN said...

We are praying for you at this time of terrible tragedy. We ask God to bless you as you go through the trials and tribulations in the near and distant future.
Dian, Eden, NC

Anonymous said...

Kathy in Fergus Falls is praying for you - Some of the Cornerstone ladies are meeting today to pray specifically for Haiti and for you and the children and the Nannies and so many needs.

Nick said...

Nick in Palm Desert, CA

Deb said...

To the nannies and friends of Rhyan's in Haiti: Count on my continued prayers!

Deb, Lafayette MN

Anonymous said...

Joy Sunde-
Fergus Falls, MN. Praying for all of you and can't wait to someday be with you!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Linda - Fergus Falls, MN

Sending a Bible verse to hold onto:

Deuteronomy 31:8

"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Anonymous said...

I recieved your blog adddress from your Aunt in Washington State. Our small group is praying for all of you. ( That's Don't change how you write. It is very touching and heart felt. God bless you, the nannies and the babies and all in Haiti.
Janet, Richard, and Anna
Washington

Anonymous said...

Rhyan,
You and All yours are for ever in my prayers, Keep the hearts up and know God is with all of you always.
Love Aunt Teresa Z.

Carol W said...

Names of those that I know are praying:Carol,Henry,Steven,Joshua,Michelle,Garner,Jetse,Patricia,Bill,Kristen,Tom,Elaine,Joy,Terry,Henny,Paul,Debbie,Sydney,Patty,Anita,Georgia,Yinke,all of their children,all of their churches,so many others that I can't even list. You are not forgotten. You are loved.

Anonymous said...

Teresa & John Z. Lake In The Hills, IL.

Ashbobash!! said...

Ashley and Dallas: We don't know you and you don't know us, but we love you. God knows you and he answers prayers. We are praying for you and he can heal you in His time. Plead with Him in faith.

Jenn said...

Jenn Roos, praying. So proud of you & so humbled by your faith and devotion!

Heather said...

Heather in Austin, TX

Anonymous said...

Julie from Gibbon, MN. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future only He can see." - Corrie ten Boom

Anonymous said...

God is with you all!
Mary Dolan, Fergus Falls MN

Anonymous said...

You and all the people of Haiti are in my thoughts and prayers... Gayle in Minneapolis, MN

Michelle said...

Thank you for being the Lord's hands and feet! Love and prayers lifted everyday for you, the nannies and orphans. God bless you and keep you.
Michelle in Rifle, CO

Anonymous said...

God Bless each and every one of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!

Leslie Schipper (New Ulm, MN)

Heather said...

Heather in Savage, MN

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful heart you have!

Dana (edgewater, md)

Anonymous said...

I'm praying!
Denise Fries
Coon Rapids, MN

Anonymous said...

Karen in Starr, SC

Anonymous said...

Christine in MN. Praying the the Almighty Father would strengthen and uphold you with His mighty hand.

Sarah said...

Sarah Crabtree, Minneapolis, MN

Sarah said...

Sarah Crabtree, Minneapolis, MN

Love you, Rhyan Rhyan!

Marisa said...

Rhyan, Our dear Haitian nannies, and ever person who holds our babies---We love you for being there when we can not. We love you for all the time you have spent loving on our kids. We can never express how much you mean and how much our love goes out to you. Now and ALWAYS!
Marisa --adopting Manuel and Samar

Anonymous said...

Samantha in Fargo, ND

Anonymous said...

Shonna & Dave in Yakima, WA

Anonymous said...

We pray for you all and will tell others of your site. God Bless You! Linda and family Lynded Washington

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhy Rhy, It's mom
Please pass on to the nannies in their beautiful Creole
Senye'
Si n'ap viv jodi a malgre siklon, grangou, ak maladi,nou dwe di,

"Mesi, Senye.
Nou genle la pou yon bi"

Lord,
If we are alive today in spite of hurricanes,hunger and sickness, we should say,
"Thank you Lord.
We must be here for a reason."

sevenstroms said...

The Strom Family in Fergus Falls, Mn..
Praying for you! Thanking God for the love and comfort you are giving these children!!

Lori said...

Your words paint an awesome picture of all that the Haitian people are experiencing. God is holding you all in the palms of his hands.

Lori
Dalton MN

Lori said...

Your words paint an awesome picture of all that the Haitian people are experiencing. God holds you in the palm of his hand.

Lori
Dalton MN

Courtney said...

Praying for you all! Be strong in the Lord!
Courtney from Fergus Falls,MN

Annie said...

Annie, from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anonymous said...

JESUS LOVES YOU HAITI!!! "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you HIS favor and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26

With Love,
From Minnesota

Amber said...

Praying for you and all Haitians in Bozeman, MT

Brandon said...

Brandon & Evie
Ball Ground, GA, USA

You are all amazing people and we are praying for you!

Katie said...

Love and prayers from Underwood, MN. Your sister Kacey is the DTeam coach for our kids at Andes - that's how we found your site. God Bless You all.
The Mark Johnson Family

Jodie said...

Jodie in Stephenville Tx

Anonymous said...

Emily in Rochester, MN

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for all of you during this heart-wrenching time. May God give you His strength to endure and to continue to be a blessing to these little ones who need you all so very much.
Cassandra, Fergus Falls, MN

Alison said...

Praying for each one of you, and thankful that your loving arms were there to comfort in times of panic.
From Arlington Heights, IL

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with all of you. You have all done such a great job with these children and have given them the love they needed at this time. From Frederick, MD

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with all of you. You have all done such a great job with these children and have given them the love they needed at this time. From Frederick, MD

Taryn Ritchey said...

Praying for you continuously!!
Taryn Ritchey (San Diego, CA)

Anonymous said...

For the nannies:

"Car j'ai la certitude que rien ne peut nous separer de son amour: ni la mort, ni la vie, ni les anges, ni d'autres autorites ou puissances celestes, ni le present, ni l'avenir, ni les forces d'en haut, ni les forces d'en bas, ni aucune autre chose creee, rien ne pourra jamais nous separer de l'amour que Dieu nous a manifeste en Jesus-Christ notre Seigneur." Romains 8:38-39

Thank you, Rhyan, for your blog. You have shared many insights that have guided us in how to pray.

Carolee and Christianne in Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Josh, Kate, & Griffin
Fergus Falls, MN

Praying for you and the babies like crazy.
Thank you for letting God speak through you...your blog is incredible and speaks to our hearts...thank you for pouting out yours.
May God Bless you!

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for the people of Haiti.... my prayers and tears are a daily happening.. Thank you for caring for these beautiful babies. I wish I could be there to do the same...
Sheila Peraza and family, Ridgefield, WA

Anonymous said...

Praying for you all,

Connie and Amanda, Fergus Falls, MN

Anonymous said...

Praying that God's Hands would hold you and comfort you all during this time!
Kathy from Colorado

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