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Brooke Durbin

4th Grade Sonlight Academy Port-de-Paix, Haiti

March 2010 Please Pray For: Our high school English teacher is pregnant and leaving to have her baby in the States soon! Because of this, starting March 15 I will be taking over her classes for her. I am excited because I am a nerd and do love English, but nervous, too. Marc will be taking over for me in fourth grade. Please pray for both of our transitions into this unknown territory. And pray that both the high schoolers and 4th graders will adjust to the change easily so late in the year!

Meet Marc As you may have heard, I’m getting married this August! Marc and I have known each other for years, and have always been friends. He was a student at Sonlight and has the same desire I have to serve here—to his own people. He has been working at Sonlight for the past 5 years and now will become a full-time part of the staff. While we are both excited for the huge changes that are about to be made in our lives, we would appreciate your prayers for us and our new marriage. Please pray for: an easy transition into married life, Marc as he becomes more involved in the staff community, our financial support (as it will double), our witness to our peers as the first Sonlight graduates to both marry one another and commit to Sonlight as full-time staff members, our relationship together to bring us closer to God, and our acceptance and willingness to easily and joyfully fulfill any position that is needed of us here at Sonlight. For those of you who have come to Haiti before, I am sure you have met Marc Cadet, and more than likely you have fallen in love with him too! (He seems to have that affect on people!) But for those of you who haven’t met him, I hope this will give you a little insight into him and why I love him. Check out our wedding website:

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A letter from Marc In a few short months, my whole life is going to change—and I couldn’t be happier. I am going to be marrying a woman I love completely and starting a whole new life at Sonlight where I have worked in some capacity for the last 5 years. It’s been a long road getting here, but every bump has been worth it. In the couple years after my graduation, I struggled with what I wanted and was supposed to do with my life. I worked as an aide and a French teacher at Sonlight, but I was always searching for what BIG thing I was called to do. The more and more I searched, however, the more lost I felt. I came to point where I had to have a sit-down, face-to-face with God—and I was completely surprised by what He told me. All the blockers that came up in my life led me right to where His perfect plan was waiting for me—home. All along, all the time I was searching, I was right where I was supposed to be. As a student, the education and guidance I received at Sonlight changed my life and brought me God. As an employee, it grew in me a deeper love and patience for my own people and gave me a desire to serve and help them in the same way that I was served. I realized that with all the good the Americans that have been and still are here have done, I as a fellow Haitian can reach people in a way that most other staff members can’t. I know how big and important this challenge is, but I am completely ready to tackle it head-on. Please pray for me and my soon-to-be wife as we start to build our lives together here. And please pray we will not allow our financial support or any of the other obstacles that come to hang over our heads and distract us from what we are called to do—love Him, love each other, and love all those around us. Thank you for your prayers, Marc Cadet


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Staying in Touch: Every month, I will be sending out newsletters to keep you up to date with what’s going on in 4th grade and the rest of my life at Sonlight. It is much easier (and faster and more reliable) for me to email these letters. If you could, please send me a quick email at so I can get your email address. Our Wedding Website: Cadet&BrookeDurbin

Stateside Address: 6433 Cleveland Ave. SE East Sparta, OH 44626 Letters to Haiti:

Packages to Haiti: Lady Lotmore Roger Alexander/Brooke Durbin 3163 NW South River Dr. Miami, FL 33142

Sonlight Ministries Brooke Durbin PO Box 407140 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340

All Financial Support: Carmen Niehaus Sonlight Ministries PO Box 8031 Evansville, IN 47716 *Please attach a note with “Brooke Durbin” on it!* 3

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