Estes Echo

“Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” I Sam. 12:24

God has done such great and marvelous things in our lives — beyond our wildest imagination. Who would have thought that, at 70, we would be offered the greatest adventure of our lives since the birth of our children? Our response to Jesse’s phone call was surprise, fear, and joy — all in that order.

We want to thank Jesse and the elders for allowing us the opportunity to serve in Haiti with Roberta. The experiences, joys, and love will be treasured in our hearts always. There are no words.

And we want to thank all of you who have loved and supported us in personal ways with notes of love and encouragement, coming to visit “our” Guest House, having us in your homes to eat and talk, inviting us to share a meal in some of Henderson’s finest dining establishments, all the hugs, and especially for the new friendships we now cherish.

While our hearts are sad to leave Roberta and Haiti in an official capacity, how can we grumble when we have a loving family and church family who welcome us back into their bosoms? And we plan to visit Roberta and the children regularly and to stop in Henderson and claim all our hugs from time to time.

May God bless all of you with His peace and courage.

David and Charlene

David and Charlene May have been the innkeepers for our Guesthouse in Haiti and have hosted many mission teams and provided invaluable support during their 2 years in Haiti. Because of health concerns, they have had to return to Minnesota. We are very thankful for their years of service and for the good work they have done. We ask for your prayers as we search for a new couple to act as hosts for the Guesthouse.