Ned, Jeff Kenny and Wendel at the market
Ned works in the office at YWAM Azua and runs errands which sometimes leads to a visit to the market. He manages the finances for the base, pays the bills, plus lots of other general office things. He is the perfect example of how important "support" staff are to any organization, family, ministry, corporation, school...you name it. Ned is very often a behind the scenes support staff and he enjoys it a lot! Often times the "support" staff can be overlooked unless they don't do their job.
One of the biggest things that Ned does is hangs out with these guys. Many of the Haitian staff do not have a good father figure in their lives. They have no older male mentors to talk to, to bring their problems to, to learn from, to use as an example to follow, to laugh with, to just be themselves with....I often see Ned filling this role. He easily encourages these guys by just being himself and helping them. He is often found helping them find information on their chicken and tilapia projects or whatever they have going on. Ned is feeding the next generation of Godly men! The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, we all need to help shape their paths in Godly ways. I am very thankful that Ned does this even when he doesn't realize or think about what he is doing. He is just helping them out or "chilling" as Jeff Kenny would say.