Thursday, June 25, 2015

To My BCF Family,

I wanted to take a moment and thank each of you for your amazing support for the Partain family over the last couple of years, and especially as of recent.  Holden and I are again heading to Haiti first thing in the morning.  Your outpouring of gifts to take to the Haitians, prayers, donations for fundraisers, words of encouragement, cash and support have meant a great deal to our family and I can’t thank you enough.
Haiti (and really the mission field) is a lot like CrossFit and one plays off the other in many small ways and large ways.  It takes a few dedicated, strong leaders to move a team of people; determination by the followers to do what is required to make a difference; and a lot of support from people who care to get the work done.  

I’ve learned over the years, and especially being a part of 2 amazing groups of people that nothing, and I mean NOTHING great ever happens because of 1 person doing anything – not in Haiti and not in the box.  I depend on my team for support to bring
joy in tragedy
hope in the midst of horrific injustice
life in the battle ground of sickness and disease
true fulfillment in an ocean of unmet need
and bring light to dark places

We depend on each other to get the work done – together. 

So when you’re sweating it out at home, know that Holden and I appreciate all you’ve done to get us where we are and we love each of you to the moon and back!

Louisa

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