hello again!  just wanted to write a quick note to tell you all that a few people have responded to my last post about Mona, and we now have all the money we need to get her new teeth!  we are SO grateful for this!  thank you for your help and prayers.  i will definitely share pictures once it's done!  
 
 
Over the past few weeks, we have had multiple groups come down here to work on preparations for a Spring tour that Mission of Hope is doing through its subsidiary, Lespwa Means Hope (www.lespwameanshope.org).

The tour will be visiting university campuses, and this video was just completed for the tour. We are really excited about it, and wanted to share it with our friends (you). And if you have any friends, family, coworkers, neighbors who are currently in college who might want to be a part of this, please let us know. Also, any feedback on the video would be much appreciated before we send it out to universities. 

Here is the video: http://vimeo.com/19998242

Also, this week I (Jay) wrote a blog for the Mission of Hope website. We are not supposed to post the same blog on our personal blog site because it apparently hurts the search engine rankings for Mission of Hope. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds like it makes sense. So here is a link to that blog: http://www.mohhaiti.org/blog/why_we_hope

 
 
hello again!  i've been meaning to write and let you know the update on mona's teeth.  many of you sent money to help her get 2 false teeth implants, and i am so grateful for that!  

last week, i took mona to a dentist in port-au-prince that i know through a friend. (it's always good in haiti to know who you're working with because there are a lot of corrupt doctors and dentists that do the wrong thing intentionally to keep you coming back!)  long story short, the estimate he gave me for $250 in december was for teeth that can come in and out, like a retainer.   mona and i had our hopes on teeth that would stay in permanently; she jokingly said she doesn't want her teeth to fall out while talking!  i don't blame her.  anyhow, the price for 2 permanent teeth is actually $550.  when the dentist told us that, my heart sank, but then God reminded me that He is faithful, and we need to wait and pray.  if you'd like to send some money for mona, you can send it to the same address as before:

diana cherry
1441 penman rd
neptune beach, fl 32266

that's all for now.  just wanted to keep you in the loop and let you know we are still working on getting this beautiful friend some teeth!
 
 
hello everyone!  just wanted to share our amazing day with you all!  if i do say so myself, we (me, bri [an awesome girl who's coming in may to help with 3 cords long term], and christi [our close friend and product designer]) threw the most incredible party ever!  we decorated our "craft lab," decked it out with hearts and gifts and chocolates, and the ladies LoVED it.  so much so they busted out in song and dance upon seeing it.  and the dancing lasted for an hour and a half!!!  dancing on prosthetic legs!  halleluyah!  check out our pictures from the day :)
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Ps.  Bri and i found our new favorite store in Haiti! a massive fabric store!  amazing!
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